were illegal, as the affidavit of govonly stated that Joseph Smith was accessary to the fact— & was a citizen of — but did not state that he had been in or that he had fled from Jus[t]ices— <of that > 3 of the council advised the <> to recall the writ &c— & 3 advised that Joseph <Petitioner> be liberated on , before <amen.> the supreme court.— & the decided accordingly— leaving the case precisely where it was, except the assurnc [assurance] we recievd that if the Petioner would make his appea[ra]nce before the court he should be set free— & an assurence from the that he should be protected from all violnce going to & from & at before the court,—
in his Inaugual address cited the attention of the Legislature to the Charters.— as a subjet of notoriety & discontent in the , because the Mormons had so many privileges— This brought the subjet before the house <Legislatre>, & bills were introduced in both houses for amendmets —— when our Reprsetative in the house — & Mr Davis our represent <Senator> moved an amendmet, by adding the all other city charters, of this , Both bills were referrd to committees.— who at the last advises were much divided — & it was anticipated when we left the Capital— that the committee would report <for> a repeal of all the Charters of the — & by that process excite the feeling of the whole & <they> thoed [throwed] the bills on the table,— What thing [think] you— Mr Councillor— of the constitutionaltey of Legislative repeals to Perpetual charters?
& now, Dear , as I have taken the liberty to ask you one question., permit me to introduce one or two more. <for your considertion> as the Property Properties of the Mormons has been confiscated, by & to the state of .— & we have sought all the redress from the courts of said . which the nature of the case will admit— with no success.— & as we have appealed to the of the — & by him refered back again to said courts.— what are you[r] views of the constitutionality, Praticability, & expedency of bringing a suit in the Court, against .— for the recovery of our properties?
It having been decided that the executive proceeding, of this , in referance to comunion with ,— in the presnt & in a former against Gen Smith— are altogether illigal will you please give me your opinon in relation to the constititionty of bringing a suit or suits agaist or the for illegal imprsonmnt— & costs—— [p. ]