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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of another &c, &c. also lectured them on the same principles. Brothers Rider and Story confessed their wrongs, and all forgave one another.
27 December 1833 • Friday
December 27th. A was called to investigate complaints made against Brothers Elliot, Haggart, and Babbitt, and their wives; and , all of whom were present, but the accusers not being present the court adjourned, “Sine die.”
December 1833
The mob sold the materials, or rather gave “Davis and Kelly” leave to take the Evening and Morning Star establishment to , Clay County, where they commenced the publication of “The Enquirer,” a weekly paper. They also paid our Lawyers, employed as counsel against the mob three hundred dollars, on the one thousand dollar note on agreement; a small amount towards an establishment, which, with the book work and furniture, had cost some three or four thousand dollars.
From the very features of the celebrated mob circular, previously inserted, it will be seen that they meditated a most daring infraction of the Constitution of our [HC 1:470] country, that they might gratify a spirit of persecution against an innocent people. To whom shall blame be attached in this tragedy, when they in July last, boldly made known their determination to drive the Mormons from , “peaceably if they could, forcibly if they must,” openly declaring, that “the arm of the civil law did not afford them a sufficient guarantee against the increasing evils of this religious sect;” and in their circular they further say, “We deem it expedient, and of the highest importance, to form ourselves into a company for the better and easier accomplishment of our purposes,” and conclude with these high toned words; “We therefore agree, that after timely warning; and upon receiving an adequate compensation for what little property they cannot carry <take> with them, they refuse to leave us in peace as they found us, we agree to use such means as may be sufficient to remove them; [p. 412]
of another &c, &c. also lectured them on the same principles. Brothers Rider and Story confessed their wrongs, and all forgave one another.
27 December 1833 • Friday
December 27th. A was called to investigate complaints made against Brothers Elliot, Haggart, and Babbitt, and their wives; and , all of whom were present, but the accusers not being present the court adjourned, “Sine die.”
December 1833
The mob sold the materials, or rather gave “Davis and Kelly” leave to take the Evening and Morning Star establishment to , Clay County, where they commenced the publication of “The Enquirer,” a weekly paper. They also paid our Lawyers, employed as counsel against the mob three hundred dollars, on the one thousand dollar note on agreement; a small amount towards an establishment, which, with the book work and furniture, had cost some three or four thousand dollars.
From the very features of the celebrated mob circular, previously inserted, it will be seen that they meditated a most daring infraction of the Constitution of our [HC 1:470] country, that they might gratify a spirit of persecution against an innocent people. To whom shall blame be attached in this tragedy, when they in July last, boldly made known their determination to drive the Mormons from , “peaceably if they could, forcibly if they must,” openly declaring, that “the arm of the civil law did not afford them a sufficient guarantee against the increasing evils of this religious sect;” and in their circular they further say, “We deem it expedient, and of the highest importance, to form ourselves into a company for the better and easier accomplishment of our purpose,” and conclude with these high toned words; “We therefore agree, that after timely warning; and upon receiving an adequate compensation for what little property they cannot take with them, they refuse to leave us in peace as they found us, we agree to use such means as may be sufficient to remove them; [p. 412]
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