Appendix 3: Willard Richards, Journal Excerpt, 23–27 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Robinson P. M [postmaster] said on repo[r]t of martial Law he had stoppd the mail.— & notified th[e] Post officce gen of th[e] state of thi[n]gs. <​from the gen[eral’s]— quarters. went​> in front of the lines under a hollow square of a co[mpany] of Greys— 7 befor 10 arrivd in front of the lines. and passed before the whole line— Joseph on the right of — & on his left.— & behi[n]d— & and J & was introd[uc]ed by about 20 times along the line the walking in fr[o]nt on the left & retu[rne]d to lodgings 5 past 12.—
10.30. [a.m.] news arrivd <​by woods​> that the grays had revolted— & were put under guard by— — and Gen Smith told all the brethrn to stay in doors in the two rooms
10 mi[nutes] 11 o clock. Quietness was restord am[on]g Greys.—
11.15 mi[nutes] new[s] arrivd that the troops were near by.— of their own accord.—— and Mr Prentise called to see Joseph.— [p. [22]]
Robinson P. M postmaster said on report of martial Law he had stoppd the mail.— & notified the Post officce gen of the state of things. from the general’s— quarters. went in front of the lines under a hollow square of a company of Greys— 7 befor 10 arrivd in front of the lines. and passed before the whole line— Joseph on the right of — & on his left.— & behind— & and J & was introduced by about 20 times along the line the walking in front on the left & returned to lodgings 5 past 12.—
10.30. [a.m.] news arrivd by woods that the grays had revolted— & were put under guard by— — and Gen Smith told all the brethrn to stay in doors in the two rooms
10 minutes 11 o clock. Quietness was restord among Greys.—
11.15 minutes news arrivd that the troops were near by.— of their own accord.—— and Mr Prentise called to see Joseph.— [p. [22]]
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