On the 20th. day of June 1844. Personally appeared before me a Justice of the peace within and for said , , marshall of said and . And after being duly sworn deposeth and saith <say> that a body of citizens in a mass meeting (as per hand bill) convened on the 13th.& 14th. inst at and resolved to exterminate the of the said city of and that for that purpose according to <the> purport of the Warsaw Signal extra dated June 19th. <14th.> 1844, bodies of armed men are coming from the state of and also from the Territory of , and that cannon and ammunition are being transported from the state of to for the purpose of utterly exterminating the Latter day Saints. And your affiants would further state that these bodies of armed men, Cannon, arms and munition of war are transported in Steam boats navigating the waters of the , that the name of one of these boats, is the “Die Vernon”.
Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 20th day of June 1844.