Appendix 4: William Clayton, Daily Account of Joseph Smith’s Activities, 14–22 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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He breathed out hard threats & was very firey. Genl. Smith used every argument to persuade the man that he should be well used he offered him men to go with him past the guards and help him to secure his deserter but nothing could satisfy the man. he went away very wrathy. After this Genl Smith expressed his sorrow that such numbers of the brethren crowded round his door when any person came, and ordered the again to keep them away.
22 June 1844 • Saturday
Saturday 22nd. A.M. conversing with Sergeant Farley again. It appears that after Farley was past the Guards last evening he was driven back by the mob. but notwithstanding all that Genl. J. could say he persisted that it was our guards that drive him back & wrote a letter to that effect to Col. Carney [Stephen Kearny] his officer. [p. [12]]
He breathed out hard threats & was very firey. Genl. Smith used every argument to persuade the man that he should be well used he offered him men to go with him past the guards and help him to secure his deserter but nothing could satisfy the man. he went away very wrathy. After this Genl Smith expressed his sorrow that such numbers of the brethren crowded round his door when any person came, and ordered the again to keep them away.
22 June 1844 • Saturday
Saturday 22nd. A.M. conversing with Sergeant Farley again. It appears that after Farley was past the Guards last evening he was driven back by the mob. but notwithstanding all that Genl. J. could say he persisted that it was our guards that drive him back & wrote a letter to that effect to Col. Carney [Stephen Kearny] his officer. [p. [12]]
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