Minutes, 1 July 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock

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as Counsel for <​the deceased​> Generals Joseph & which was also give unanimously— also an unanimous vote of thanks to Mr. Field Editor of the “Reveille”, and to Mr. Chambers Editor of the “Republican” Papers, published in
rose to express his gratitude for the kind disposition, which had been shewn to him for his labors in behalf of Generals Joseph Smith & and said that as he had expressed his opinions before, that he now felt just the same as he did then— and rose to the same effect—
Mr. Chambers said I am a Stranger among you— and the vote of thanks was quite unexpected to me— the press being one of the Engines by which information is given to the people— I came here for the purpose of satisfying myself as to the truth of the reports which I had heard— I am free to acknowledge that I have received more courtesy than I expected— when I get home I shall try to give a correct version of the occurrences— and if I make any error, I shall feel thankful for you to correct me— I have mingled with Citizens on both sides the in order to learn the truth— you being a sect of different opinions to others I take no exceptions to your opinions— you stand in a different situation than others do— for you believe honestly and sincerely, the things which you profess— there are men living, who are not actuated by the purest of motive, and if they can bring you into a collision they will— they will bring a solitary individual into trouble— the pressing necessities of the Mormons at this time ought to make them extremely cautious of their words, and actions— they should not allow their opponents even a shadow to hang upon— there are men around you who would drag you into the vortex of destruction— guard yourselves, and may God guard your lives— the wronged should always awaken the sympathy of the people— I am on the side of the oppressed— when I return to I shall give a true account of what I have seen—
Mr. Field said you have shewn unusual courtesy towards me— in all I have met or seen and known— I confess I return to completely altered in my opinion of you as a people— he was so much affected by the occurrences <​that had taken place​> that he had a difficulty in speaking— there was not a heart who <​that​> did not rejoice— nor an eye that did not [p. [3]]
as Counsel for the deceased Generals Joseph & which was also give unanimously— also an unanimous vote of thanks to Mr. Field Editor of the “Reveille”, and to Mr. Chambers Editor of the “Republican” Papers, published in
rose to express his gratitude for the kind disposition, which had been shewn to him for his labors in behalf of Generals Joseph Smith & and said that as he had expressed his opinions before, that he now felt just the same as he did then— and rose to the same effect—
Mr. Chambers said I am a Stranger among you— and the vote of thanks was quite unexpected to me— the press being one of the Engines by which information is given to the people— I came here for the purpose of satisfying myself as to the truth of the reports which I had heard— I am free to acknowledge that I have received more courtesy than I expected— when I get home I shall try to give a correct version of the occurrences— and if I make any error, I shall feel thankful for you to correct me— I have mingled with Citizens on both sides the in order to learn the truth— you being a sect of different opinions to others I take no exceptions to your opinions— you stand in a different situation than others do— for you believe honestly and sincerely, the things which you profess— there are men living, who are not actuated by the purest of motive, and if they can bring you into a collision they will— they will bring a solitary individual into trouble— the pressing necessities of the Mormons at this time ought to make them extremely cautious of their words, and actions— they should not allow their opponents even a shadow to hang upon— there are men around you who would drag you into the vortex of destruction— guard yourselves, and may God guard your lives— the wronged should always awaken the sympathy of the people— I am on the side of the oppressed— when I return to I shall give a true account of what I have seen—
Mr. Field said you have shewn unusual courtesy towards me— in all I have met or seen and known— I confess I return to completely altered in my opinion of you — he was so much affected by the occurrences that had taken place that he had a difficulty in speaking— there was not a heart that did not rejoice— nor an eye that did not [p. [3]]
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