permits to go to or out of the . He also proposd in writing that a committee of 12 have the privilege of going out to gather corn & transact business for the brethn, but they must wear a white badge on their hats. and have a permit fom him, and that the “Mormons” might have their mill to grind corn two days each week <Mndays & Tusdays> & the mob the remander of the week. The committee were to have the privilege of going .—He θ (appl 46) find it. army.
<[David] Holman’s Permit> <10> Satuday “I permit (X Richrds Mem [Levi Richards, Memoranda Book] 18.) aid.”— The foregoing is a true specimen of — Liberty.— Gen
has <had> spent his time since our arrival at by in searching the laws to find authority for trying us by court martial. Had he not been a Lawyer of eminence I would have supposd it no very difficult task to decide that quiet, peaceful, unoffending, private <& privatee> citizens <too except as Minsters of the Gospel> were not amenable to a militarytribunal in a country governd by civillaws. But be this as it may wrote the that he had “detaind X (Doc C7.) perjury.”
<Prisoners acquitted at > <11>sunday 11th. The 3 days investigation having closed at evey man was honorably acquitted by being Judge. X (Ap 46) protection.— About 30 of the brethrn have been kill[e]d, A multitude wounded, a<bout a> hundred missing, and about 60 at , awaiti[n]g their trial, for what they know not.
<Trial ofof Joseph Smith & others.—> <12 13> Tuesday 13th. We were placed at the bar, <— p[r]esiding—and , Stat[e]s Attony [Attorney],> witnesse were calld and sworn at the point of the bayonet. Dr <O> (Ap 47 48) li life. <This introduction is sufficent to show the charater of his testimo[n]y.> We were not prepared with witnesses, # (T & S 6) confined. proper.For <&> he swore to just according to the statement he had made, doubtless thinking it a wise cause to ingratiate himself into the good graces of the mob.— The following witnesses were [p. 36]