<Jan 16> the T[r]easury, receive their pay as membe[r]s of the Legislatu[r]e, Clerk $4,00 per day, $1,60 $1,50 for each arrest: in short all parties concerned were to be paid the highest price, & this committee were to be clothed with all the powers of the highest courts of Record.— Here [illegible] This Bill did not concern the Mormons. as the exterm[i]nating order of —& the action of thereon would compell all the to be out of the before the court would sit, so that they would have no testimo[n]y but fom Apos Mobbers & worse apostates. and this was evidently their object in postponing the time so long.
About this time Prest proposed to to help the poor out of the , The repli[e]d “the poor may take care of themselves, & I will take care of myself—. < replied “if you will not help them out I will.”>
<24> Thurday 24. <I,> Myself & fellow prisoners wrote the following as follows. <from > To the Hon X (Let. 66, 67) forbear. (Leave a line here for signaturs) This letter was directed to James M. Hughes Esq.— Members of the Hou[s]e Reps. . with the following request. “Will X (Let 67) L P. H. B. [2 lines blank]
<29> “Tuesday 29 the brethrn met ϕ (Minuts [Far West Committee, Minutes] P 2) chaimn [chairman]”
The followi[n]g is the subscripti[o]n refer[re]d to in the preecding [preceding] minets [minutes] with the names which were then & afterwa[r]ds attach[e]d to it, <so far as th[e]y have been preserved.—>
<Subscription> “We whose names θ (subsciption) Fololow [follow] (here all all the names on all the papers)
The committee who had been appoint[e]d for removing the poor from the state of , consisting viz— X (See B-1.) operation.” <Prest got 80 subscribers to the covena[n]t the 1st day— & 300 the next d 2n day.—>