the camp as we were ushe[re]d into a vacant house preprd [prepared] for our reception, with a floor for our beds, & blocks of wood for our pillows.
< arrived at > arrived at with 1600 men & 500 more were within 8 miles, of the city. Thus has been visited with by 6000 men in one week, to bring in subjection when the militia of <the city,> before any were taken prisone[r]s amounted only to about 500,— Theyhaving whose arms having been securd the mob contin[u]ed to hunt the brethrn like wild beasts, and shot sever[a]l, ravish[e]d the women & kill[e]d one near the city. No person <> is permitt[e]d to go in or out of the city, while and they are living on parched corn.
orde[re]d who had previ[ou]sly gone to with his troops, to “take (θ Doc 85, 86) properly." and secu[r]e all their prope[r]ty till, the best means could be adopted for paying the damages the citizens had sustainded, Also
<51 prisoners taken of .> <5> Monday 5 We were kept (O. Per. 92) society. The breth[re]n at were orderd <By > to form a line, when 51 were the names of 51 pres[e]nt were call[e]d, & made prisoners to await their trial for some unknownoffen[c]e, thing they new knew not what. They were kept under a close guard.
<s Speech> <6.> Tuesday 6. pas[s]ed the breth[re]n at & addresd them as follows .— Gentlemen (Letter 0. 1.) ruin. The wrote as follows” It θ (Doc 70) merit. <The same day commedd his ma[r]ch towad .> A committee of 12 of the citizns of , or the mob pa[r]ty, made the followig agreement with a committee of 12 of the brethn, viz. , John Reed, , & 9 others, “that any three # (agreemet P. 3) Wilson.”
The prisone[r]s at were started off for under a strong guard.
<8> Thurday 8. <There was a sever[e] snow storm yesteday, & to day also.> arrivd at . and told the brethrn <> of that they might remain in the county though the winter or leave the state or move to , & that he would remain 10 days to afford them protection, & give [p. 35]