Minutes, 18 April 1844

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After got through arose and said that they found on entering on this subject they were treading of on holy ground. In contemplating the situation of nations and our situation, they feel placed in a delicate position. They cant refer to any constitution of the world because they are corrupt. He referred to the leading article in the document. He said that the chairman might well say that he had appointed them that work that they might learn that they were fools. He was willing to acknowledge himself a fool. He related an anecdote concerning a little child who was questioned on the works of creation. President Smith wants us to make oxen and he will make bulls of them. They are willing to do all they [p. [156]]
After got through arose and said that they found on entering on this subject they were treading on holy ground. In contemplating the situation of nations and our situation, they feel placed in a delicate position. They cant refer to any constitution of the world because they are corrupt. He referred to the leading article in the document. He said that the chairman might well say that he had appointed them that work that they might learn that they were fools. He was willing to acknowledge himself a fool. He related an anecdote concerning a little child who was questioned on the works of creation. President Smith wants us to make oxen and he will make bulls of them. They are willing to do all they [p. [156]]
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