Discourse, 29 December 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards

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that our difficulties from the State of are hurled on us through the influ[en]ce of our neighbors around us.— the has boasted of being a law abiding man. it is our best policy to acquaint the by affidavits &c so that when the onset comes he will be obliged to send the Militia to our support. Let us keep cool, as a cucumber in a frosty morning, say nothing about . Soft words turn away wrath “in the heart of a fool,” therefore <​we will​> Poor pussey this generation. keep time,— have the ordinances in possession and study them, & ferret out all brothels and disorderly conduct, and if a transgressor resists cuff his ears,— if any one lifts a weapon presents a pistol &c take its his life if need<​s​> be, take care of to save your yourselves <​own lives​>, Let no horse be taken away,— or any thing stolen.— Let alone, stay at home, if any man attempts to bribe you tell me, Let us have a reformation, the spe[c]ulators are in this & wanting to sell revolving pistols, to us to fight the <​and the ’ to fight us,​>
I think my life more in danger from some little doe head of a fool in this <​the​> than from all the volobulory of enemies abroad, and <​if​> I can escape the <​the hand of an as​> assassin of a Brutus I can live as <​like​> as <​might​> Caesar, <​have lived if he had not been for <​a​> Brutus​>— I have <​have had​> pretended friends who have betrayed me as I am informed. Then Blessed the police,— it may be said in time to come where is our <​of​> old policemen—. <​if you magnify your office,​> Let us have one of our policemen <​if you will magnify you[r] office​> shall be the blessing that shall be conferrd on you in time to come. if you wi [p. 31]
our difficulties from the State of are hurled on us through the influence of our neighbors around us.— the has boasted of being a law abiding man. it is our best policy to acquaint the by affidavits &c so that when the onset comes he will be obliged to send the Militia to our support. Let us keep cool, as a cucumber in a frosty morning, say nothing about . Soft words turn away wrath “in the heart of a fool,” therefore we will Poor pussey this generation. keep time,— have the ordinances in possession and study them, & ferret out all brothels and disorderly conduct, and if a transgressor resists cuff his ears,— if any one lifts a weapon presents a pistol &c take his life if needs be, to save your your own lives, Let no horse be taken away,— or any thing stolen.— Let alone, stay at home, if any man attempts to bribe you tell me, Let us have a reformation, the speculators are in this & wanting to sell revolving pistols, to us to fight the and the ’ to fight us,
I think my life more in danger from some little doe head of a fool in the than from all the volobulory of enemies abroad, and if I can escape the the hand of an assassin I can live as might Caesar, have lived if he had not been for a Brutus— I have have had pretended friends who have betrayed me as I am informed. Then Blessed the police,— it may be said in time to come where is our of old policemen—. if Let us have one of our policemen if you will magnify your office shall be the blessing that shall be conferrd on you in time to come. [p. 31]
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