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

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When we get there we are not subject to taxation nor oppression from any government. We would then be away from our persecuting neighbors. We would be in the wilderness where the apostle said we would be. He would not be for going to for there are already there, many of those who have mobbed us, and the filth of all creation. He wants to go to a place where the vultures feet has not trod, and he dont care how far the journey is. He is poor as any man but he believes he can do it. We can go in about three months, and when we get there we can lay off the land of Zion just as the prophet said we should.
arose but wa[i]ved
had just read some information which this council knows not of. There is three new States come into existance—the state of north California, the State of South California, [p. [92]]
When we get there we are not subject to taxation nor oppression from any government. We would then be away from our persecuting neighbors. We would be in the wilderness where the apostle said we would be. He would not be for going to for there are already there, many of those who have mobbed us, and the filth of all creation. He wants to go to a place where the vultures feet has not trod, and he dont care how far the journey is. He is poor as any man but he believes he can do it. We can go in about three months, and when we get there we can lay off the land of Zion just as the prophet said we should.
arose but waived
had just read some information which this council knows not of. There is three new States come into existance—the state of north California, the State of South California, [p. [92]]
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