John Taylor, Martyrdom Account

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<​See s Ac​> and arrived at , I think, about eleven <​eight​> or twelve <​nine​> O’clock at night. <​Accompanied by Captain [Christopher] Yates, in command of a company of mounted men, who came for the purpose of escorting Joseph Smith & the accused company in case of thier complying with the Governor’s request & going to ​> <​We​> Went directly to Br. Joseph’s and when <​Captain Yates​> delivered to him the s communication. A Council was called, consisting his <​Josephs​> brother I think, , , , and one or two others, when the following letter was read from the : (Insert letter) We <​then​> gave a detail of our interview with the .
Br. Joseph was very much dissatisfied with the s letter and with his general deportment, and so was <​were​> the council; and it became a serious question, as to the course we should pursue. Various projects were discussed; but nothing definitely decided upon for some time. In the interim two gentlemen arrived, one of them if not both sons, <​of​> I think, <​See Dr. s Ac​> of Ex-President . They had come to , and were very anxious for an interview with Br. Joseph Smith. These gentlemen detained him for some time, and as our Council was held in s room in the , the laid down; and as it was now between two and three O’clock in the morning & I had had no rest the previous night, I was fatigued, and thinking that Br. Joseph might not return, I left for home and rest. Being very much fatigued I slep[t] soundly and was somewhat surprised in the morning by Mrs. Thompson entering my room about seven O’Clock, and exclaiming in surprise, “What you here! the brethren have crossed the some time since.” “What brethren?” I asked. Br. Joseph & and [p. 25]
See s Ac and arrived at , I think, about eight or nine O’clock at night. Accompanied by Captain Christopher Yates, in command of a company of mounted men, who came for the purpose of escorting Joseph Smith & the accused company in case of thier complying with the Governor’s request & going to We Went directly to Br. Joseph’s when Captain Yates delivered to him the s communication. A Council was called, consisting Josephs brother I think, , , , and one or two others, when the following letter was read from the : (Insert letter) We then gave a detail of our interview with the .
Br. Joseph was very much dissatisfied with the s letter and with his general deportment, and so were the council; and it became a serious question, as to the course we should pursue. Various projects were discussed; but nothing definitely decided upon for some time. In the interim two gentlemen arrived, one of them if not both sons, of , See Dr. s Ac of . They had come to , and were very anxious for an interview with Br. Joseph . These gentlemen detained him for some time, and as our Council was held in s room in the , the laid down; and as it was now between two and three O’clock in the morning & I had had no rest the previous night, I was fatigued, and thinking that Br. Joseph might not return, I left for home and rest. Being very much fatigued I slept soundly and was somewhat surprised in the morning by Mrs. Thompson entering my room about seven O’Clock, and exclaiming in surprise, “What you here! the brethren have crossed the some time since.” “What brethren?” I asked. Br. Joseph & and [p. 25]
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