History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 27​> possible— has sent out orders for troops— Joseph and are dead. We will prepare to move the bodies as soon as possible.
The people of the are greatly excited, and fear the Mormons will come out and take vengeance— I have pledged my word the Mormons will stay at home as soon as they can be informed, and no violence will be on their part, and say to my brethren in , in the [HC 6:624] Name of the Lord— be still— be patient— only let such friends as choose come here to see the bodies— ’s wounds are dressed, and not serious— I am sound.
“Defend yourselves until protection can be furnished necessary.
June 27, 1844
, Governor and Commander in Chief”
“Mr , Dear Sir:—
Please deliberate on this matter; prudence may obviate material destruction. I was at my residence when this horrible crime was committed. It will be condemned by three fourths of the citizens of the be quiet or you will be attacked from .
It was near midnight before could obtain any help or refreshments for who was badly wounded, nearly all the inhabitants of having fled in terror.
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June 27 possible— has sent out orders for troops— Joseph and are dead. We will prepare to move the bodies as soon as possible.
The people of the are greatly excited, and fear the Mormons will come out and take vengeance— I have pledged my word the Mormons will stay at home as soon as they can be informed, and no violence will be on their part, and say to my brethren in , in the [HC 6:624] Name of the Lord— be still— be patient— only let such friends as choose come here to see the bodies— ’s wounds are dressed, and not serious— I am sound.
“Defend yourselves until protection can be furnished necessary.
June 27, 1844
, Governor and Commander in Chief”
“Mr , Dear Sir:—
Please deliberate on this matter; prudence may obviate material destruction. I was at my residence when this horrible crime was committed. It will be condemned by three fourths of the citizens of the — be quiet or you will be attacked from .
It was near midnight before could obtain any help or refreshments for who was badly wounded, nearly all the inhabitants of having fled in terror.
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