<April 26> building— whereupon the Conference adjourned— President Clerk—
Thus was fulfilled a Revelation of July 8th.
1838 which our enemies had said,
could not be fulfilled as no Mormon was permitted to be in the . The
brethren immediately returned to taking with them the families
from Tenneys Grove &c <Addenda page 7
.> <Addenda page 14
The committee continued to look at the different locations which were presented in Iowa, and about in Hancock Co. Illinois.
1 May 1839 • Wednesday
<May 1 Letter to the Argus> Wednesday May 1. 1839 The following letter was communicated to the “Quincy Argus” (a weekly Newspaper) published at
“To the Editor of the Argus— Sir/ In consequence of so great an influx of strangers, arriving in this place daily, owing to their late expulsion from the State of , there must of necessity be— and we wish to state to the Citizens of and the vicinity, through the medium of your columns, that there are many individuals amongst the numbers who have already arrived, as well as among those who are now on their way here, who never did belong to our Church, and others who once did, but who for various reasons, have been expelled from our fellowship. Amongst these there are some who have contracted habits which are at variance with the principles of moral rectitude (such as swearing, dram drinking &c) which immoralities the Church of Latter Day Saints is liable to be charged with, owing to our amalgamation under our late existing circumstances, And as we as a people do not wish to lay under any such imputation, we would also state, that such individuals do not hold a name, nor a place amongst us, that we altogether discountenance every thing of the kind, that every person once belonging to our community contracting and persisting in such immoral habits, have hitherto been expelled from our Society, And that all such as we may hereafter be informed of, we will hold no communion with, but will withdraw our fellowship from them.
We wish further to state, that we feel ourselves laid under peculiar obligations to the Citizens of this place, for the patriotic feeling which has been manifested, and for the hand of liberality and friendship which has been extended to us in our late difficulties, and should feel sorry to see that philanthropy and benevolence abused by wicked and designing people— who under pretence of poverty and distress should try to work upon the feelings of the charitable and humane, get into their debt without any prospect or intention of paying, and finally perhaps we as a people be charged with dishonesty.
We say that we altogether disapprove of such practices, and we warn the Citizens of against such individuals, who may pretend to belong to our community. By inserting this in your columns— you Sir, will confer upon us a very peculiar favor— Written and signed in behalf of the Church of Latter Day Saints by your very humble servant— .”
I this day purchased in connexion with others of the Committee a farm of <Hugh White purchase > Hugh White, consisting of one hundred and thirty five acres for the sum of < purchase> five thousand dollars; also a farm of Dr. lying West of the [p. 931]