<9> In the house of Represen Mr Davis of Bond Co— introduced a resolution <to the House of Representatives at > concerning the charter of , & urged its repeal, in a Mr Hicks was in favor of “having the state arms taken from the mormons.” thought “they had no more than their quota.” -[The arms referred to consisted of 3 cannon <or> 6 pounders, & a few score of muskets, swords, & pistols, which were furnished by the to , for the supply of her militia for common defense, of which, the had received but a small portion to which it was Entitled]-
My Brothe[r] , Representative of <colleague> with made the following speech <in the House> in reply to Mr Owen Davis, Mr Speaker (Wasp 145) fathers.—
<13> Tuesday 13,— I continued to chop & haul wood & attend to my domestic concerns, and my delegation arrived at about 3 <oclock> this P.M. & found the repeal of the Charter in a high state of agitation, in the Legislature.
<14> Wednesday 14 at 4 P.M. My delegation to having made affidavit that I was in on the 6 of May last, & consequently could not have been concerned in the attempted assassination of , & also having prepared a petition to to revoke the writ of , & proclamation of for my arrest.— called on <at 4 P.M.> by their own selection, viz , & , in co with , US District attorney, who read his communication to Elder , Esqr. of the 20th of Octr; my petition to revoke & countermand s writ, & proclamation; & the affidavit of . replied in reply (LL. 213) charters in the state.
<15> T[h]ursday 15. My delegates at continued to prosecute my D one the 16th.the brethern where into arraingment received his discharge in case of Bankruptcy. & every arrangement was made with whereby I was equally entitled to a discharge but was put off with a plea that he must write to <the office at> before it could be granted.