History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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<​Oct 21​> endeaving [endeavoring] thereby to raise the anger of those in authorety Rally a sufficnet force arou[n]d their Standard, & producing a total overth[r]ow, massacre, or banishment of the Momons Saints <​Mormns​> from the . for they were, These & their associates were the ones who fired their own houses & then fled the county, crying fire & murder.
It was <​was​> reported in this to day that had left that place, the <​night​> previus evenig. leaving a letter for one of the brethren which would divulge the secret.
22 October 1838 • Monday
<​Joseph retur[n]s to ​> <​22​> <​Monday 22.​> On the retreat of the mob X (T. & S. 5) from I return[e]d to with a comp[a]ny of the brethe [brethren], where we & arrived at about 7 PM. where I had hoped to have enjoydd some respite <​#​> (T & S. 5) inhabitants.
23 October 1838 • Tuesday
<​Cannon found.​> <​23​> Tuesday 23 news came to this morni[n]g that the brethren had found the cannon which the mob brought fr[o]m buried in the earth, & had secured it <​by order of .​> The Word X (Rockwod 13) quarters. 14 citiz[e]ns of wrote the an inflammatory epistle. one of which was Wm Hudgins P. M. Also <​and​> of wrote a similar communicati[o]n also the citizens of in public meetig “appealed to the of the , to give the people of upper protecti[o]n from this fearful body of thieves and Robbers,” where the were all minding their own business, only as they were driven from it by those who were crying <​mail empty.​> “th[i]eves & robbe[r]s.” The mail come in this evenig but not a single letter to any person. from which it is evident there is no deposite sacred to those marauders who are infesting the county <​country​> & try[i]ng to destroy the Saints.
24 October 1838 • Wednesday
<​Inflammatoy Letters.​> <​20 <​24​>​> Wednesday 24. & , reveald their inflammatory communications to the , as did other citizns of viz, C R Morehead Wm Thodad Thornton, & Jacob Gudgel, who had no scr manifestd no scruples at any falshood, or exageration, to raise the s Anger againt us. , formerly president of the , having apostatizd, repaird to , and made affidavit before Henry Jacobs J.P. to all the vilest calumnies, aspersi[o]ns, Lies, & slanders [p. 27]
Oct 21 endeaving [endeavoring] thereby to raise the anger of those in authorety Rally a sufficnet force around their Standard, & producing a total overthrow, massacre, or banishment of the Mormns from the . , These & their associates were the ones who fired their own houses & then fled the county, crying fire & murder.
It was reported in to day that had left that place, the night previus leaving a letter for one of the brethren which would divulge the secret.
22 October 1838 • Monday
Joseph returns to 22 Monday 22. On the retreat of the mob from I returned to with a company of the brethe [brethren], & arrived at about 7 PM. where I had hoped to have enjoydd some respite # (T & S. 5) inhabitants.
23 October 1838 • Tuesday
Cannon found. 23 Tuesday 23 news came to this morning that the brethren had found the cannon which the mob brought from buried in the earth, & had secured it by order of . The Word X (Rockwod 13) quarters. 14 citizens of wrote the an inflammatory epistle. one of which was Wm Hudgins P. M. and of wrote a similar communication also the citizens of in public meetig “appealed to the of the , to give the people of upper protection from this fearful body of thieves and Robbers,” where the were all minding their own business, only as they were driven from it by those who were crying mail empty. “thieves & robbers.” The mail come in this evenig but not a single letter to any person. from which it is evident there is no deposite sacred to those marauders who are infesting the country & trying to destroy the Saints.
24 October 1838 • Wednesday
Inflammatoy Letters. 24 Wednesday 24. & , reveald their inflammatory communications to the , as did other citizns of viz, C R Morehead Wm Thornton, & Jacob Gudgel, who manifestd no scruples at any falshood, or exageration, to raise the s Anger againt us. , formerly president of the , having apostatizd, repaird to , and made affidavit before Henry Jacobs J.P. to all the vilest calumnies, aspersions, Lies, & slanders [p. 27]
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