Minutes and Discourses, , Hancock Co., IL, 6–8 Apr. 1843; in JS, Journal, 1842–1844, book 2, pp. –; handwriting of ; JS Collection, CHL.
My opinion is the Legislature have done well in giving the best tittle to settlers. & squatter.— Those who have deeds to those islands from the of Iowa. have as good titles as any, but the settlers under <the> Laws of . Legislature & chancery of . <are> at variance.
I believe it a fine of swindli[n]g from by. court of Chancery.—
said those Islands dont belong to any body, <they were> throon [thrown] out of survey.— hence no man had a claim, <& it was> so considerd; when I came here.—
my advice to the Mormons, who have deed & possessions, <is> fight it out. you who have no deeds or possessi[o]ns, let them [p. ]