Letter to Orson Hyde, 25 May 1844

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May 25th. 1844
Mr Esqr
Sir
Yours of April 30th is received. The council convened this after noon, and after investigation directed an answer, which must be brief to correspond with a press of business.
All the items you refer to had previously received the deliberation of the council.
Messrs and , will doubtless be in before you receive this, by <​frm​> whom you will learn all things relative to . &c.— Our great battle <​succss​> at. present, <​depends on our faith in​> must grow out of the Doctrine of Election, this, <​and For works we shall and our faith must be made manifest by​> once won, all o , &c will be play things. <​our works, and every honorable exertion made to elect Gen Smith.—​> comparatively. Gen Smith must be presedent.
Agricultural pursuits will take care of themselves, and regulate <​regulating​> their own operations, and the rich also, but the poor we must gather and take care of, for they are to inherit the kingdom.
will be a “corner stake of Zion.” forever, we most assuredly expect.— Here is the and the ordinances extend where else we may.
Press the bills through <​the Two houses​> if possible, but <​&​> <​if​> Congress will not pass them let them do as they are <​have​> a mind to. with them.— If they will not pass our bills, & but will give us “something,” they will give what they please & we <​it will​> will <​be at our option to​> accept or reject as we please. [p. [1]]
Men who are afraid of “hazarding their influence” in the council or in the <​political arena​> field are good for nothing. Tis the fearless <​and united & persuing​> who will <​gain the​> conquer. <​conquests of the forum​>
Esqr is about to resign the office of Post <​office​> Master. at , in favor of Joseph Gen Joseph Smith, the founder of the . He <​who​> has the oldest petitions now on file in the Gen Post office for that station, and has evey unbonded claim, <​over evey other petitins,​> by creation, by <​being the founder &​> <​support of the , & by​> the voice of 19/20ths of the people. and evey sacred consideration, and <​it is the wish of the councl that​> you will engage the delegation, to <​use their influnc to​> secure the office to Gen Smith, without fail, & have them ready to act <​on the arrival of​> s. resignatin arrives and before too, if expedient.—
All is going well in the election— & at .— Some little upstirs among the Anties— but ’tis great cry and little wool <​We​>Gen Smith <​have also​> <​also​> is also writing <​written​> to Esqr U. S. attorney for the district of , who is enlisted <​has kindly​> <​offerd his service​> to secure the Post office to Gen the general, <​he having been here & seen for himself the our situatin​> and probably his letter to the department will arrive nearly as soon as this.
The Election <​on the pricpls [principles] of Jerffersons Democracy. Fre trade &. potectin [protection] & p◊◊◊◊◊ [personal?] property ​> is gaining ground in evey quarter. All is well at , although some of the anties are Trying to do us anjury [injury], but their efforts are palsied; They make very little head way You remember the Preston motto “Truth will prevail.” therefore we go ahead.
You have the best wishes of the council & frends here
By order of the Council— I am sir most respctfully— Yours.—
, Recorder— [p. [2]]
N. B your famili[e]s and frie[n]ds were are well, last informati[o]n.—
 
May 25 1844
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    Docket in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Jonathan Grimshaw.