Discourse, 30 June 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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a prisioner of higher authority yes higher Authority before yourselves The Charter expressly says that the City Council shall have power to enact all laws for the benefit & convenience of said not contrary to the Constitutions of the or of this & the ordinance says the Municipal Court shall have power to give writs of Habeas Corpus arising under the ordinanc[e]s of the ; Their is nothing but what we have power over excepted restricted by the Constitution of the or of this , It is in accordance with the constitution of the But says the mob what dangerous powers, But the constitution of the nor of this is not dangerous against good men but bad men the breakers of the law so with the laws of the & so with the laws of they are dangerous to mobs but not good men that wish to keep the law We do not go out of to disturb any body or any city towon or place why need they be troubled about us let them not meddle with our affairs but let us alone After we have been deprived of our rights & privileges as Citizenship driven from town to town place to place state to state with the sacrifice of our homes & lands & our Blood been shed & many murdered & all this becaus of our religion because we worship Almighty God according to the dictates of our own consience shall we longer bear these cruelties which have been heaped upon us for the last ten years in the face of heaven & in open open violation of [p. [60]]
a prisioner of higher authority yes higher Authority before yourselves The Charter expressly says that the City Council shall have power to enact all laws for the benefit & convenience of said not contrary to the Constitutions of the or of this & the ordinance says the Municipal Court shall have power to give writs of Habeas Corpus arising under the ordinances of the ; Their is nothing but what we have power over except restricted by the Constitution of the or of this , It is in accordance with the constitution of the But says the mob what dangerous powers, But the constitution of the nor of this is not dangerous against good men but bad men the breakers of the law so with the laws of the & so with the laws of they are dangerous to mobs but not good men that wish to keep the law We do not go out of to disturb any body or any city towon or place why need they be troubled about us let them not meddle with our affairs but let us alone After we have been deprived of our rights & privileges as Citizenship driven from town to town place to place state to state with the sacrifice of our homes & lands & our Blood been shed & many murdered & all this becaus of our religion because we worship Almighty God according to the dictates of our own consience shall we longer bear these cruelties which have been heaped upon us for the last ten years in the face of heaven & in open open violation of [p. [60]]
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