<Sept 25> < Letters—> Tuesday 25th. wrote the . from Mill Port. That he had been in the upper part of to assist the constable in bringing offenders to justice, and that the Major general, with the troops from & , on the 18th instant, except 2 companies from under his command <were disba[n]ded>. Says in this Letter. “Whatever may have been the disposition of the people called mormons. before our arrival here, since we have made our appearace they have shewn no disposition to resist the laws or of hostile intentions. There has been so much prejudice and exageration concernd in this matter; that I found things entirely different from what I was prepard to expect. # (see docu[me]nt. p 32) authorities.” P. S. <x> (see D. p 33) lead.” The same day wrote as follows “I am happy # (see Doc. p 33,) attend.”
I was at home until 8 oclock, when I rode out on horse back, returnd about 11. A M. and continud though the P.M & evening.
<Camp> The camp passed through , in Randolph Co. <where they>& foundseven brethrn, which has been appointd as one of the of , and is the ancient cite of the City of Manti, and pitchd tents at Dark Creek, Salt Licks 17 mi.— It was reported <to the camp that 110 men had volunteerd <frm Randolph> & gone to to settle diffcultes>
<26> Wednesday 26th. The council infornd [informed] the camp that under existing circumstances, so much excitemnt. so many moving West. & in large bodies too, it was wisdom for them to go to work, and provide for their families, until the diffi[c]ulties should be settld or th[e]y heard from . Four of the 7 councillors were present, & 3 absent. Elder Young had stopped by the way. “Silence prevaild . . . . . . . . . # (See Camp p 68) Gabriel’s Trump” (extra[c]t from El [John D.] Tylers Jounal.) The camp passed on to <& crossd <crossing>> Chariton River, pitchd their tents. There they found 7 of the nine waggons of the Flore[n]ce Camp, from Huron, which had passed them near <at> , Ill.
I was about home until 10 or 11 o clock. when I rode out, but retund [returned] home and spent the eveni[n]g.
<Camp> This morni[n]g some of the waggons left the camp when it belonged to others to go, which producd confusion all days, there was also <with some>— murmuri[n]gs & covetousness— and want of liberality to impa[r]t to the hungry— &c— Passed through Keatsville & encamped on the [p. 19]