Vol. X. No. 10. Springfield, Illinois, January 1, 1841. S. Francis.
We would suggest a course for the payment of those men who served against the Mormons. Let those honest individuals who seized upon the property of the Mormons, and who entered their lands and valuable town sites, at $1.25 per acre, be compelled to raise the means to pay the troops; and then let the State have generosity -- no, not generosity -- but justice enough to remunerate the Mormons from their State Treasury for the property of which they were despoiled by the authority of the State. If justice be done, this will be the result.
Vol. X. No. 13. Springfield, Illinois, January 19, 1841. S. Francis.
While Col. Benton, in the Senate of the U. States, is endeavoring to procure an appropriation to pay the troops who served against the Mormons in Missouri, two individuals of that persecuted people have petitioned the House for relief from the outrages committed upon them, and the Mormons generally, by these same troops. The memorial of the Mormons alluded to -- Messrs. Elias Higbey and Rob't. B. Thompson -- states that "they have purchased lands of the general government, lying in the State of Missouri, from which they have been driven with force by the constituted authorities of that State, and prevented from occupying the same" -- (embracing details of the measures employed vy the State for that purpose) -- "for which they pray Congress to provide a remedy." -- This petition was laid before the House on the 21st of December, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be printed. We have received a copy of this document from our Representative -- and as it gives authentic details of the transaction to which it refers, is a document of more than general interest."
Vol. X. No. 19. Springfield, Illinois, February 9, 1841. S. Francis.
This city is thus described by a writer in the Upper Mississippian:
Vol. X. No. 22. Springfield, Illinois, February 25, 1841. S. Francis.
Gen. J. C. Bennet, has been elected Mayor of Nauvoo, under the late act incorporating that city.
Vol. X. No. 43. Springfield, Illinois, June 18, 1841. Whole 511.
The last Register has a long article against the Mormons; not in direct terms, it is true, but still in language that cannot be misunderstood. If not, why does that paper attack Mr. Syuart for being willing to do them an act of injustice. The Mormons have been driven from Missouri and under such circumstances that they thought it their duty to make application to Congress for redress. They are consitituents of Mr. Stuart who was bound, as their Representative to prefer their claims before Congress. Yet for doing this plain act of duty, the Register reads him a lecture. That paper says, "Let Mr. Stuart beware that he does not dig a pit for himself to fall into." Is Mr. Stuart to dig a pit for himself by doing a simple act of justice to a portion of his constituents?
Vol. X. No. 52. Springfield, Illinois, August 20, 1841. Whole 520.
As the Register seems desirous to misrepresent the facts in relation to the Mormon vote in Hancock county, we will state -- that there were two tickets run for County Commissioner and School Commissioner in that county -- one by the Mormons and the other by the "anti-Mormons." Wilton, the anti-Mormon candidate for Co. Commissioner, received 861 votes -- and his opponent Bagley, 847. (It was supposed that almost the entire mormon vote was cast at Nauvoo, which gave Stuart 448 and Ralston 16). It is not believed that the vote for County Commissioner exhibits the strength of the mormon vote in Hancock -- many persons, not of the mormon faith, having voted for Bagley; but on this point we have no certain knowledge."
Vol. X. No. 13. Springfield, Illinois, November 19, 1841. Whole 533.
"THE TIMES AND SEASONS."
This is a monthly publication, issued at Nauvoo, and devoted to the interests of "the Latter Day Saints." From the last number we make a few extracts:
Vol. X. No. 17. Springfield, Illinois, December 17, 1841. Whole 537.
"THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION."
Met in this city on Monday last...