Affidavit from Hiram Mount and John Cunningham, 20 June 1844
Hiram Mount and John Cunningham, Affidavit, before , , Hancock Co., IL, 20 June 1844; unidentified handwriting; signatures of Hiram Mount and John Cunningham by his mark; certified by ; docket in handwriting of John McEwan and ; one page; JS Office Papers, CHL.
Personaly appeard before me <> an acting Justice of the peace in and for the County of Nauvoo <> Hiram B. Mount and John Cunningham, who being duley sworn, depose and say, that , , , and two others came to your deponants on Saturday the 15th Inst, at in sd and demanded our arms, we replied we we had none, when they required of us to go with them to to take Joseph Smith and others prisoners and they promised to supply us with arms 2d if we would not do that we were required to leave our <homes> and go to , we must either go against Smith or take part with him; they then told us they intended to go to to take Smith and if they could not take him, they would take some of the head men of Smith’s clan, and hold them under bonds of death until smith was delivered up to them and your deponants further say, that told them if they could not get volunteers enough they would get a fource that would take him.
Hiram B Mount
X <his mark>
Subscribed and sworn to this 20th day of June 1844— before me