History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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<​Aug 6​> <​Mob, Election, continud.​> no more than the damnd negroes. and attempted to strike , who gradually retreated, parrying the blows with his umbrella: while Weldon continued to press upon him calling him a damned liar, &c, and while attemting to repeat the blow on . Perry Durfee. attempted to suppress the difficulty by holding Dick’s arm, when five or 6 of the mobbers seized Durfee and commnced beating him with clubs, boards &, crying “Kill him, kill him, God Dam him kill him,” when a general scuffle commencd. with fist & clubs. the mobbers being about 10 to 10 of the Saints. Abraham Nelson was knocked down & had his clothes torn off and was [illegible] and while trying to get up, was attacked again when [his] bro. . ran in amongst them and knocked them <​the mobber​> down with the but of his whip.— Riley Stewart struck Dick Weldon on the head, which brought him to the ground. The mob thought their bully was dead. & cried out who k “Dick Welden’s dead by God. Who killed Dick?” & fell upon Riley— knocked him down, Aisked <​kisked [kicked]​> him, and “hollowed kill. God dam him shoot him. by God” and would have killed him had not sprung in amongst them and knocked them down. Riley crossd the River, had his wounds dressed & returnd home.— During about 5 minutes it was one continued knock down. when <​when the mob dispersed to get fire arms. Very few of the brethn voted.​> Riley succeeded in escaping across the river, had his wounds dressed & returnd home. called the brethen together & made a speech, saying, We are American Citizens: Our fathrs fought for this life libirty, & we will maintain the same principles,” &c when the Authorities of the came to them & requested them to withdraw, stating that it was a premeditated thing to prevent the Momons voting. The brethrn held a council about 1/4 of a mile out of town, when they saw. mobbing recruitis. coming in, in small parties from 5. & 10, to 25 in number armed with <​club’s​> pistols, dirks, knives. & some guns <​cursig & swear[i]ng​>.— The brethrn not having arms. thought it wisdom to retun to their farms. collect their familes. & hide them in a thicket of hazle brush.— which they did. and stood sentry around them. through the night while the women & children lay on the ground.— in the rain [p. 2]
Aug 6 Mob, Election, continud. no more than the damnd negroes. and attempted to strike , who gradually retreated, parrying the blow with his umbrella: while Weldon continued to press upon him calling him a damned liar, &c, and while attemting to repeat the blow on . Perry Durfee. attempted to suppress the difficulty by holding Dick’s arm, when five or 6 of the mobbers seized Durfee and commnced beating him with clubs, boards &, crying “Kill him, kill him, God Dam him kill him,” when a general scuffle commencd. with fist & clubs. the mobbers being about 10 to 1 of the Saints. Abraham Nelson was knocked down & had his clothes torn off and while trying to get up, was attacked again when [his] bro. . ran in amongst them and knocked the mobber down with the but of his whip.— Riley Stewart struck Dick Weldon on the head, which brought him to the ground. The mob cried out “Dick Welden’s dead by God. Who killed Dick?” & fell upon Riley— knocked him down, kisked [kicked] him, and “hollowed kill. God dam him shoot him. by God” and would have killed him had not sprung in amongst them and knocked them down. .— During about 5 minutes it was one continued knock down. when the mob dispersed to get fire arms. Very few of the brethn voted. Riley succeeded in escaping across the river, had his wounds dressed & returnd home. called the brethen together & made a speech, saying, We are American Citizens: Our fathrs fought for this libirty, & we will maintain the same principles,” &c when the Authorities of the came to them & requested them to withdraw, stating that it was a premeditated thing to prevent the Momons voting. The brethrn held a council about 1/4 of a mile out of town, when they saw. mobbing recruitis. coming in, in small parties from 5. & 10, to 25 in number armed with club’s pistols, dirks, knives. & some guns cursig & swearing.— The brethrn not having arms. thought it wisdom to retun to their farms. collect their familes. & hide them in a thicket of hazle brush.— which they did. and stood sentry around them. through the night while the women & children lay on the ground.— in the rain [p. 2]
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