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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​1843 Sep. 6​> ably if we can, but forcibly if we must.
Resolved, 3rd. That in the event of our being forced into a collision with that People, we pledge ourselves, that we will stand by and support each other, in every emergency, up to the death.
Resolved, 4th.. That we believe, that it is also the interest of our friends in the neighboring <​Counties, and also the neighboring​> States, to begin to take a firm and decided stand against the high pretensions and base designs of this latter-day would be Mahomet.
Resolved 5th.. That provided we must necessarily, for the well-being of this community; the protection of our dearest rights, and the preservation of our excellent institutions, adopt measures to humble the pride and arrogance of that audacious despot; we therefore call upon all good and honest men, without distinction of party or place to come to the rescue.
Resolved, 6th.. That we pledge ourselves in the most determined manner, that, if the authorities of the State of , shall make another demand for the body of Joseph Smith, and our shall issue another warrant, to stand ready at all times to serve the officer, into whose hands such warrant may come, as a Posse, in order, that it may not be said of us, in future, that the most outragous culprits have been suffered “to go unwhipped of justice.”
Resolved, 7th.. That a corresponding committee be appointed to communicate with the different parts of this , and also with other counties; and we would also recommend to all surrounding counties to appoint like Committees, for the purpose of a mutual interchange of views, in regard to the subjects embraced in these proceedings.
Resolved, 8th.. That if it has been too common for several years past for politicians of both political parties, not only, of this , but likewise of the , to go to and truckle to the heads of the Mormon clan, for their influence, we pledge ourselves, that we will not support any man of either party in future, who shall thus debase himself.
Resolved, 9th., That if the Mormons carry out the threats they have made in regard to the lives of several of our citizens, we will, if failing to obtain speedy redress from the laws of the land, take summary and signal vengeance upon them as a people.
Resolved, 10th.. That when the government ceases to afford protection, the citizens of course fall back upon their original and inherent right of self defense.
In pursuance of the 7th. resolution the following gentlemen were appointed to act as a central corresponding committee, at . Namely — Capt. R[obert] F. Smith, Maj. T. J. Bartlet, , F. A. Worrell and .
On motion of Henry Stephens, it was ordered that committees, consisting of two persons be appointed in each election precinct, of this , for the purpose of communicating with the central committee, at , and that those two may add to their number at discretion.
On motion of Daniel Beaver: It was made the duty of the person, [p. 6 [addenda]]
1843 Sep. 6 ably if we can, but forcibly if we must.
Resolved, 3rd. That in the event of our being forced into a collision with that People, we pledge ourselves, that we will stand by and support each other, in every emergency, up to the death.
Resolved, 4th.. That we believe, that it is also the interest of our friends in the neighboring Counties, and also the neighboring States, to begin to take a firm and decided stand against the high pretensions and base designs of this latter-day would be Mahomet.
Resolved 5th.. That provided we must necessarily, for the well-being of this community; the protection of our dearest rights, and the preservation of our excellent institutions, adopt measures to humble the pride and arrogance of that audacious despot; we therefore call upon all good and honest men, without distinction of party or place to come to the rescue.
Resolved, 6th.. That we pledge ourselves in the most determined manner, that, if the authorities of the State of , shall make another demand for the body of Joseph Smith, and our shall issue another warrant, to stand ready at all times to serve the officer, into whose hands such warrant may come, as a Posse, in order, that it may not be said of us, in future, that the most outragous culprits have been suffered “to go unwhipped of justice.”
Resolved, 7th.. That a corresponding committee be appointed to communicate with the different parts of this , and also with other counties; and we would also recommend to all surrounding counties to appoint like Committees, for the purpose of a mutual interchange of views, in regard to the subjects embraced in these proceedings.
Resolved, 8th.. That if it has been too common for several years past for politicians of both political parties, not only, of this , but likewise of the , to go to and truckle to the heads of the Mormon clan, for their influence, we pledge ourselves, that we will not support any man of either party in future, who shall thus debase himself.
Resolved, 9th., That if the Mormons carry out the threats they have made in regard to the lives of several of our citizens, we will, if failing to obtain speedy redress from the laws of the land, take summary and signal vengeance upon them as a people.
Resolved, 10th.. That when the government ceases to afford protection, the citizens of course fall back upon their original and inherent right of self defense.
In pursuance of the 7th. resolution the following gentlemen were appointed to act as a central corresponding committee, at . Namely — Capt. Robert F. Smith, Maj. T. J. Bartlet, , F. A. Worrell and .
On motion of Henry Stephens, it was ordered that committees, consisting of two persons be appointed in each election precinct, of this , for the purpose of communicating with the central committee, at , and that those two may add to their number at discretion.
On motion of Daniel Beaver: It was made the duty of the person, [p. 6 [addenda]]
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