Appendix 3: Willard Richards, Journal Excerpt, 23–27 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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26 June 1844 • Wednesday
Thursday [Wednesday] June 27 26th. 1844.— 7 A.M.— Joseph and eat with — and after . . . . & one man eat.— befor 7 Dr Southwick went to see the . — 7½ & went. and one betwe[e]n their messages— but at Eight got no retu[r]n.— Joseph sent to his counsel by messnges [messengers] that he wantd a cha[n]ge of venue.
till 8.— Joseph & had converatin [conversation] with said last week wedne[s]day th[e]y were calculating to have made an attack on & th[e]y expected expectd 9000 troops. but there was not 200— th[e]y had sent runne[r]s to and all rou[n]d the counties.—
8.10 minutes. wrote the —— by
8½— & retur[ne]d. said the was taken by surprise last eve & was very sorry—— was afraid we wo[u]ld think he had forfitd [forfeited] his— word. abo[u]t havi[n]g an interview. that the wrath of the people was ab[o]ut to turn on the head of the mob. Jackson &c— that the was doing as fast as he can—
12 mi[nutes] before 9— answer retu[r]ned by on the same sheet.—
10 mi[nutes] to 9— — and othe[r]s arrivd at Jail and investigatd— [p. [28]]
26 June 1844 • Wednesday
Thursday [Wednesday] June 26th. 1844.— 7 A.M.— Joseph and eat with — and after . . . . & one man eat.— befor 7 Dr Southwick went to see the . — 7½ & went. and one between their messages— but at Eight got no return.— Joseph sent to his counsel by messnges [messengers] that he wantd a change of venue.
till 8.— Joseph & had converatin [conversation] with said last week wednesday they were calculating to have made an attack on & they expected expectd 9000 troops. but there was not 200— they had sent runners to and all round the counties.—
8.10 minutes. wrote the —— by
8½— & returned. said the was taken by surprise last eve & was very sorry—— was afraid we would think he had forfitd forfeited his— word. about having an interview. that the wrath of the people was about to turn on the head of . Jackson &c— that the was doing as fast as he can—
12 minutes before 9— answer returned by on the same sheet.—
10 minutes to 9— — and others arrivd at Jail and investigatd— [p. [28]]
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