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

Page [53]
image
and I want to have it so that we can have help from these men when we want it. There can be an understanding obtained with those nations that will be a benifit to us and them. Let then these brethren pass on from tribe to tribe and they can at the same time explore the country. I expect to take room to ourselves without going there, where we please. I dont believe in the doctrine of being snugged up there. I believe we have as good a right to this land as any body and if they wont let us have it we will take it. I have no notion of going to the except for amusement, or to explore the country, but as to being driven by the enemies to go I shant do it. I believe the most important thing in this mission is to go and examine those tribes and effect a reconcilliation with them, plant the gospel among them and teach them the principles of government and I believe by this course there will be a work effected which we will need by and by. As to not being means their is abundance of Cattle &c all around. There [p. [53]]
and I want to have it so that we can have help from these men when we want it. There can be an understanding obtained with those nations that will be a benifit to us and them. Let then these brethren pass on from tribe to tribe and they can at the same time explore the country. I expect to take room to ourselves without going there, where we please. I dont believe in the doctrine of being snugged up there. I believe we have as good a right to this land as any body and if they wont let us have it we will take it. I have no notion of going to the except for amusement, or to explore the country, but as to being driven by the enemies to go I shant do it. I believe the most important thing in this mission is to go and examine those tribes and effect a reconcilliation with them, plant the gospel among them and teach them the principles of government and I believe by this course there will be a work effected which we will need by and by. As to not being means their is abundance of Cattle &c all around. There [p. [53]]
Page [53]