History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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mob, than they began to congregate and prepare for battle. [HC 1:425]
1–4 November 1833 • Friday–Monday
Friday November 1st 1833. left N. Y. at 8 o’clock, A.M. and arrived at my house in on Monday the 4th., 10, A.M.— [HC 1:422] and found my family all well according to the promise of the Lord in the revelation of Oct 12th for which I felt to thank my heavenly Father.
31 October 1833 • Thursday
Thursday night the 31st of October gave the saints in Zion abundant proof, that no pledge, written or verbal, was longer to be regarded; for on that night, between forty and fifty in number, many of whom were armed with guns, proceeded against a branch of the Church west of Big Blue, and unroofed, and partly demolished, Ten Dwelling houses; and in the midst of <the> shrieks and screams of the women and children, whipped and beat in a savage and brutal manner, several of the men; and with their horrid threats, frightened women and children into the wilderness. Such of the men as could escape, fled for their lives; for very few of them had arms, neither were they embodied; and they were threatened with death if they made any resistance; such therefore as could not escape by flight, received a pelting by rocks, and a beating with guns sticks &c.
1 November 1833 • Friday
On Friday the first of November, women and children sallied forth from their gloomy retreats, to contemplate with heart rending anguish, the ravages of a ruthless mob, in the mangled bodies of their husbands, and in the destruction of their houses, and some of their furniture. Houseless and unprotected by the arm of the civil law in , the dreary month of November staring them in the face, and loudly proclaiming an inclement season, at hand; the continual threats of the Mob, that they would [HC 1:426] drive every Mormon from the County; and the in ability of many to remove, because of their poverty, caused an anguish of heart indescribable. [p. 366]
mob, than they began to congregate and prepare for battle. [HC 1:425]
1–4 November 1833 • Friday–Monday
Friday November 1st 1833. left N. Y. at 8 o’clock, A.M. and arrived at my house in on Monday the 4th., 10, A.M.— [HC 1:422] and found my family well according to the promise of the Lord in the revelation of Oct 12th for which I felt to thank my heavenly Father.
31 October 1833 • Thursday
Thursday night the 31st of October gave the saints in Zion abundant proof, that no pledge, written or verbal, was longer to be regarded; for on that night, between forty and fifty in number, many of whom were armed with guns, proceeded against a branch of the Church west of Big Blue, and unroofed, and partly demolished, Ten Dwelling houses; and in the midst of the shrieks and screams of the women and children, whipped and beat in a savage and brutal manner, several of the men; and with their horrid threats, frightened women and children into the wilderness. Such of the men as could escape, fled for their lives; for very few of them had arms, neither were they embodied; and they were threatened with death if they made any resistance; such therefore as could not escape by flight, received a pelting by rocks, and a beating with guns sticks &c.
1 November 1833 • Friday
On Friday the first of November, women and children sallied forth from their gloomy retreats, to contemplate with heart rending anguish, the ravages of a ruthless mob, in the mangled bodies of their husbands, and in the destruction of their houses, and some of their furniture. Houseless and unprotected by the arm of the civil law in , the dreary month of November staring them in the face, and loudly proclaiming an inclement season, at hand; the continual threats of the Mob, that they would [HC 1:426] drive every Mormon from the County; and the in ability of many to remove, because of their poverty, caused an anguish of heart indescribable. [p. 366]
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