citizens of met pursuant to
adjournment. The Chairman <July
2.> and Secretary resumed their Stations, when the
committee, appointed by the Public meeting of the citizens, at the
Court house, in , on the 29 ultimo, reported, through their chairman W. T.
Moss, the foregoing Preamble and resolutions of the
elders of the Church of Latter Day Saints of on the 1st instant:
Whereupon it was,
“Resolved: That this meeting do accept and
receive the reply of the Mormons to the resolution passed on
Wednesday the 29th June as perfectly satisfactory
Be it further Resolved, by this meeting that
we will use our utmost endeavors to carry into effect the object
contained in the preamble and Resolutions passed on wednesday the
as agreed to by the Mormons. Be it further
Resolved, that we urge it on our fellow citizens to keep
the peace towards the Mormons, as good faith justice, Morality and
religion require us. Be it further Resolved
that a committee of ten persons, two in each township be appointed
to raise money by subscription to aid those of the Mormons,
who may from necessity require it, to leave this .
Resolved. That Samuel
Tillery, Jeremiah Minger, and
Abraham Shafer, be appointed a committee
to receive the pecuniary aid by subscription, for the purpose the purpose of aiding the poor persons
that may belong to the Mormons, in removing from this to
their place of abode, and that the elders of the Church be
requested to report the above named persons to the aforesaid
committee, who will judge of the proofs and facts entitling
the Mormons to pecuniary aid, and appropriate the funds
Resolved, that the said
committee be authorized to employ some suitable person to accompany
those that may wish to examine a new country, it is also understood
that if the money which may be received by the committee, is not
appropriated for the purpose above named, it shall be refunded back
in proportion to the amount subscribed.
Resolved, That the chair appoint five persons in each
township to carry the object of the above resolutions into effect.
The following gentlemen were then appointed in the different
Townships. For ; John Thornton, , Peter Rogers, John
Bird, . For ; Elisha
Cameron, E. Price, G.
Withers, M. Welton, James
Platte Township, T. C.
Gordon, S. Harris,
W. Owens, L.
Rollins, J. Marsh; For Washington
Township, B. Riley, S.
Crawford, T. Findley,
G. McIlvaine, P. Y. G.
Bartee; For Gallatin Township, D. Dale,
W. Nash, Wm. Todd, B.
Rickets, J. Forboin. Be it further Resolved. That this
meeting recommend the Mormons to the Mormons good treatment of the citizens of the adjoining
counties. We also recommend the in habitants of the neighboring
counties to assist the mormons in se lecting some abiding place for
their people where they will be in a measure, the only occupants,
and where none will be anxious to molest them. Resolved, that the proceedings of this
meeting be handed over to the publishers of the “Far West” with a
request that it [p. 742]