Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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resist the officers & Militia or go to where he knew he would be murdered. He sent for the of this council at the same hour and ordered me either to burn the records of the kingdom, or put them in some safe hands and send them away or else bury them up. I returned home and immediately put the records in a small box and buried them in my garden.
On sunday the 23rd. & some others sent messengers over the to urge the brethren to come & give themselves up. Joseph was very much opposed to it but finally being urged by the brethren he consented. About 5 o clock he came home intending to give themselves up to the laws. The following day the those whose names were included in the writ started for , but when [p. [296]]
resist the officers & Militia or go to where he knew he would be murdered. He sent for the of this council at the same hour and ordered me either to burn the records of the kingdom, or put them in some safe hands and send them away or else bury them up. I returned home and immediately put the records in a small box and buried them in my garden.
On sunday the 23rd. & some others sent messengers over the to urge the brethren to come & give themselves up. Joseph was very much opposed to it but finally being urged by the brethren he consented. About 5 o clock he came home intending to give themselves up to the laws. The following day those whose names were included in the writ started for , but when [p. [296]]
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