“A History, of the Persecution, of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints in Missouri,” December 1839–October 1840

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of their families and shot. Who among the military characters of the day, will not say that is fit to command an army, when he was at the head of such a court martial as this?
At these high handed and lawless measures demurred.— He told them, that there was not one of them, in the least degree, acquainted with the military law, and understood nothing about court martials; and for his part, if they were going to pursue that course, his hand should be clear of it; and he forthwith ordered his brigade to prepare; and he marched them off. This deterred the others, seeing , was the only lawyer in their number. We presume they would have carried their design into effect, had it not been for ’s leaving them. We had this account from the lips of himself.
Our families had been apprised of their intentions, and were waiting in awful suspense, the arrival of the fatal hour. However, they changed their purpose, and it was decreed that we should be carried to . [p. 131]
of their families and shot. Who among the military characters of the day, will not say that is fit to command an army, when he was at the head of such a court martial as this?
At these high handed and lawless measures demurred.— He told them, that there was not one of them, in the least degree, acquainted with the military law, and understood nothing about court martials; and for his part, if they were going to pursue that course, his hand should be clear of it; and he forthwith ordered his brigade to prepare; and he marched them off. This deterred the others, seeing , was the only lawyer in their number. We presume they would have carried their design into effect, had it not been for ’s leaving them. We had this account from the lips of himself.
Our families had been apprised of their intentions, and were waiting in awful suspense, the arrival of the fatal hour. However, they changed their purpose, and it was decreed that we should be carried to . [p. 131]
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