Minutes, 24 September 1835

September 24th 1835  This day the high cou ncil met at my house to take into consid e[r]ation the redeemtion of Zion and it was  the voice of the spirit of the Lord that we  petition to the Governer that is those who  have been driven out <should> to do so to be set   back on their Lands next spring and we  go next season to live or dy to this end so  the dy is cast in Jackson County we  truly had a good time and Covena[n]ted  to strugle for this thing utill [until] death  shall desolve this union and if one falls  that the rest be not discouraged  but pesue [pursue] this object untill it is acom plished which may God grant u[n]to us  in the name of Christ our Lord
September 24th 1835
This day drew up an  Article of inrollment for the redemtion of  Zion that we may obtain volenteers to go we  next Spring <to Mo [Missouri]> I ask God in the name of Jesus  that we may obtain Eight hundred men  <or one thousand> well armed and that they may acomplish  this great work even so Amen—— [p. 2]
Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 24 Sept. 1835; handwriting of JS; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, p. 2; JS Collection, CHL.