Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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oppress one and aggrandize another. All have got the same interest, the same object in view. You may be anxious to draw from me an expression relative to feelings manifested to me by the members of the Legislature, as we can understand their feelings far better to watch their movements and their speeches, than to read their speeches on paper. I will say to this honorable body that it is my firm and settled conviction that there is an intention among the Legislatures and the people of this to drive this people from the State. They dont express it openly but they manifest it by all their movements. They are determined to break up the City of and scatter the people and make them scatter amongst the rest of the citizens so that they can the more easily oppress us at their will. They dont seem disposed to exterminate this people, but to break up the City [p. [12]]
oppress one and aggrandize another. All have got the same interest, the same object in view. You may be anxious to draw from me an expression relative to feelings manifested to me by the members of the Legislature, as we can understand their feelings far better to watch their movements and their speeches, than to read their speeches on paper. I will say to this honorable body that it is my firm and settled conviction that there is an intention among the Legislatures and the people of this to drive this people from the State. They dont express it openly but they manifest it by all their movements. They are determined to break up the City of and scatter the people and make them scatter amongst the rest of the citizens so that they can the more easily oppress us at their will. They dont seem disposed to exterminate this people, but to break up the City [p. [12]]
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