Affidavit from William Daniels, 4 July 1844, William W. Phelps Copy
William Daniels, Affidavit, before , , IL, 4 July 1844; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; four pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
order to disband all the troops, & disbanded them, thus then the Captains Called them to order, saying they had no command over them, but wished them to form in line, which they did: thus then the Editor of the Warsaw Signal, urrged, by a speech, the necessity of killingthetwoSmiths; and a vote was then called— who would go and do it. and about twenty men went home;, the re[s]idue eighty four men went to , having sen[t] runners a head to stop the twenty men who had before started for . Soon after they started one of the Carthage greys met them with a letter saying it was a most dileghtful time, the had gone they could now kill Joseph and , and must do <it> quick before the returned: [p. ]