the hands of our
except a piece owned by bro.
of thirty acres which he sold into the
hands of the enemy, and seven acres more which he would have sold to
the enemy if a brother had not come forward & purchased it and paid
him his money
Joseph then arose and said that he was going to Zion to assist in
redeeming it. He then called for the voice of the
to sanction his going which was given without a dissenting voice. He
then called for volunteers to go with him, when some thirty or forty
volunteered to go who were then present at the council. It was a
question whether we should go by water or by land, and after a short
investigation it was decided unanimously that we go by land.
Smith Jun. was nominated and seconded to be the Commander in Chief
of the and the leader of those who
volun teered to go and assist in the redemption of Zion, and carried by the vote of all
present. Council then adjourned by prayer and thanksgiveing.