<Returned to .> <13> Monday 13th. I returnd, with my council, to . We were chased by some evil designing men 10 or 12 miles but we eluded their grasp. When within about 8 miles of home we met some brethen who had come to inform us that a writ had been issued by . for my arrest. & that of , for attempting to defend our rights againt the Mob.
<Camp.> <14> The camp continued to work on the road & embankment, but, as a body, they were not united, and did not improve their tine [time] and labor as they ought. Some were faithful. In the evening they were called together and receivd precept upon precept— that thy might have no excuse; and were instructed in all meekness, forbeara[n]ce and love but in great faithfulnss by & ,
<Writ to arrest Joseph> <16> Thursday 16th.I spent principally at home. The sheriff of Co called on m on accompaned by , called onme, and notified me that he had a writ for to take me in <to> . on trial, for visiting that county on the 7th instant. It had been currently reported that I would not be apprehended by legal process, and that I would not submit to the Laws of the Land, but I told him <the> Sheriff that I calculate always to submit to the laws of our . but I wished to be tried in my own as the citizns of were highly exasperated at me. and that <the> laws of the country gave me this pivilege. Upon hearing this, the sheriff declind serving the writ, & said he woud go to & see on the subje[c]t. I told him I would remain at home until his return. The sheriff returd from and found me at home (where I had remaind during his absence) and informd me very gravely that I was out of his jurisdicti[o]n & that he could not act in , and retired. [p. 6]