Mormon History, Oct 28, 1845. Tuesday.

[William Clayton Journal] ...At 10 o'clock went to Elder Taylors and met to pray with John Smith, N. K. Whitney, W. W. Phelps, J. Young, O. Spencer, J. C. Kingsbury, and L. Woodworth. Afterwards at the office till 5 1/2 and then met again at Elder Taylors. After we got through with our prayers President Young came in and Elders Hyde and Babbitt...[Major] Warren stated that when he came in with his troops on Saturday he had writs against the Twelve for "treason" but he considered it unjust to serve them, he considered that if the Twelve were to be harassed with writs, this people could not get away in the spring, that from Elder Taylor's remarks, he understood that we meant that no writs of any kind should be served in Nauvoo but intended to resist. This was explained by President Young who told Warren that he was going to Springfield tomorrow and one part of his errand was to get his friends and relatives to come here and purchase some of our farms, for he was delighted with
them. It appears that the Lord has softened his heart in answer to our prayers for which we felt thankful.

[source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995,]

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