History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​November 29​> spoke— confessed he was wrong, in one thing in , that is he left alive, and left them alive, and asked forgiveness, and promised never to do so again.
offered to deliver the president’s appeal to the “green Mountain boys” to all the large towns in if he could have a copy,— The President offered a copy, and it was voted that [HC 6:93] shall have this mission granted him, and voted in addition that he go to all the towns in .
The spoke.
The Mayor spoke: said he rose to make a confession, that he used all his influence to prevent the brethren from fighting when mobbed in , if I did wrong, <​I will not do so any more,​> it was a suggestion of the head, he would never do so again, but when the Mobs come upon you, kill them, I never will restrain you again but will go and help you.
The spoke again, acknowledged his wrong, said he would never put his hand on brother ’s shoulder again to hold him back when he was abused.
spoke of , said he would never submit to such treatment again.
Mayor spoke again if I do not stand with those who will stand by me in the hour of trouble and danger, without faltering I give you leave to shoot me—
Mayor read a <​letter in​> reply to one he wrote to .
stated that the history of the persecution was put into the hand of , [HC 6:94]
Motioned <​by Joseph Smith​> that every man in the meeting who could wield a pen write an address to his mother country—— carried.
Mayor read the Memorial to Congress— The State rights doctrines is <​are​> what feed mobs, they are a <​dead carcass​>, a stink, and they shall ascend up as a stink offering in the nose of the Almighty.
They shall be oppressed as they have oppressed us, not by Mormons but by others in power, they shall drink a drink offering, the bitterest dregs— not from the Mormons but from a meaner source than themselves. God shall curse them.
Adjourned till next Monday evening— early candle light.” [p. 1790]
November 29 spoke— confessed he was wrong, in one thing in , that is he left alive, and left them alive, and asked forgiveness, and promised never to do so again.
offered to deliver the president’s appeal to the “green Mountain boys” to all the large towns in if he could have a copy,— The President offered a copy, and it was voted that [HC 6:93] shall have this mission granted him, and voted in addition that he go to all the towns in .
The spoke.
The Mayor spoke: said he rose to make a confession, that he used all his influence to prevent the brethren from fighting when mobbed in , if I did wrong, I will not do so any more, it was a suggestion of the head, he would never do so again, but when the Mobs come upon you, kill them, I never will restrain you again but will go and help you.
The spoke again, acknowledged his wrong, said he would never put his hand on brother ’s shoulder again to hold him back when he was abused.
spoke of , said he would never submit to such treatment again.
Mayor spoke again if I do not stand with those who will stand by me in the hour of trouble and danger, without faltering I give you leave to shoot me—
Mayor read a letter in reply to one he wrote to .
stated that the history of the persecution was put into the hand of , [HC 6:94]
Motioned by Joseph Smith that every man in the meeting who could wield a pen write an address to his mother country—— carried.
Mayor read the Memorial to Congress— The State rights doctrines are what feed mobs, they are a dead carcass, a stink, and they shall ascend up as a stink offering in the nose of the Almighty.
They shall be oppressed as they have oppressed us, not by Mormons but by others in power, they shall drink a drink offering, the bitterest dregs— not from the Mormons but from a meaner source than themselves. God shall curse them.
Adjourned till next Monday evening— early candle light.” [p. 1790]
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