Instruction, 2 April 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards

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remarked that he read in one of the newspapers— conceng [concerning] the passage of an act in one of the eastern states for to prohibit the citizens fr[o]m killing crows. bec[a]use they eat up all the filth & carrion from of[f] the earth.— thusly tending to preserve the hea[l]th of the people. but offer them a peice of clean fresh meat & a crow will not touch it for he has no appitite for it. he had often thought that there was a very great resemblance between the pri[e]sts of the day & these crows. for they were continually picking up all the dirt & filth & meanness of the mormons.— feasting on it if it was a precious morsel. but offer them any good and salutary <​from​> among— the mormns they have no appitite & will turn away from it
I think for the same reason the Legislature lets the crows live we ought to let the priests live gather up & eat up all the filth & rubbish from the mormon people that they may be healthy. [p. [36]]
Cloudy. earth ½ covered with snow
remarked that he read in one of the newspapers— conceng [concerning] the passage of an act in one of the eastern states to prohibit the citizens from killing crows. because they eat up all the filth & carrion from off the earth.— thusly tending to preserve the health of the people. but offer them a peice of clean fresh meat & a crow will not touch it for he has no appitite for it. he had often thought that there was a very great resemblance between the priests of the day & these crows. for they were continually picking up all the dirt & filth & meanness of the mormons.— feasting on it if it was a precious morsel. but offer them any good and salutary from among— the mormns they have no appitite & will turn away from it
I think for the same reason the Legislature lets the crows live we ought to let the priests live gather & eat up all the filth & rubbish from the mormon people that they may be healthy. [p. [36]]
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