History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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when we drove them from & we have had peace there ever since, and the will always be in difficulty so long as they suffer them to live in the , and the quicker they get th[i]s petition from before that body the better. Mr. Ashley from said the Petition was false from begini[n]g to end, & that he himself and the Mormns could not live together for he would alway be found fighti[n]gs agai[ns]t them, and one or the other must leave the , He gave a hist[o]ry of the Massacre, & had cut up with a corn cutter. corrected Mr Childs, and stated facts in the petition which he was knowing to. and that M Childs ought to know that these could not be the first crime established agai[ns]t the Mormons while in . One member hoped the matter would not be looked over in silence, for his constituents requi[re]d of him to know the cause of the late disturban[c]e.— Mr Young of spoke very bitter agait the petitin & the Momons.— An Aged member from St Charles. Moved a refe[re]nce of the bill to a select committee, and, contin[u]ed he, “as the Gentleman that just spoke & anoth[e]r gntlman want the petition rul[e]d out of the house for fear their evil doings will be brought to light, and this goes to pove to me & others that the petition is true.” Mr Redmon of Howard made a long speech in favor of a speedy investigation of the whole matter, said he “The s order has gone forth & the Mormns are leaving; I H◊◊◊d Hundreds are waiting to cross the ; & by & by they are gone & our is blasted; her character is gone, we gave them no chance for a fair investigation. The demands of us that we give them a spedy investigation.” Mr Gyer from , agre[e]d with the Gentlemn from Howard that the committee should have power to call witnesss from any part of the , & defend them, and unless the order was rescinded herfor [he for] one would leave the . Other Gentlemen made sim[i]lar remarks. [p. 40]
when we drove them from & we have had peace there ever since, and the will always be in difficulty so long as they suffer them to live in the , and the quicker they get this petition from before that body the better. Mr. Ashley from said the Petition was false from begining to end, & that himself and the Mormns could not live together for he would alway be found fightings against them, and one or the other must leave the , He gave a history of the Massacre, & had cut up with a corn cutter. corrected Mr Childs, and stated facts in the petition which he was knowing to. and that M Childs ought to know that these could not be the first crime established against the Mormons while in . One member hoped the matter would not be looked over in silence, for his constituents required of him to know the cause of the late disturbance.— Mr Young of spoke very bitter agait the petitin & the Momons.— An Aged member from St Charles. Moved a reference of the bill to a select committee, and, continued he, “as the Gentleman that just spoke & another gntlman want the petition ruled out of the house for fear their evil doings will be brought to light, and this goes to pove to me & others that the petition is true.” Mr Redmon of Howard made a long speech in favor of a speedy investigation of the whole matter, said he “The s order has gone forth & the Mormns are leaving; Hundreds are waiting to cross the ; by & by they are gone & our is blasted; her character is gone, we gave them no chance for a fair investigation. The demands of us that we give them a spedy investigation.” Mr Gyer from , agreed with the Gentlemn from Howard that the committee should have power to call witnesss from any part of the , & defend them, and unless the order was rescinded herfor [he for] one would leave the . Other Gentlemen made similar remarks. [p. 40]
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