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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The brethren were in the front room not apprehensive of danger until suddenly alarmed by the report of several muskets below. In a moment the mob rushed up the stairs and commenced firing through the door at the brethren. A ball struck in the throat and he fell backwards exclaiming, “brother Joseph I am a dead man”. Joseph defended himself with a six shooter pistol until his loading was out and then sprang for the window, a shower of balls flying in every direction. received four balls in his body and fell near the window and rolled under a bed which stood in the room. Joseph opened the window and sprang through. He fell heavily on his side which evidently [p. [299]]
The brethren were in the front room not apprehensive of danger until suddenly alarmed by the report of several muskets below. In a moment the mob rushed up the stairs and commenced firing through the door at the brethren. A ball struck in the throat and he fell backwards exclaiming, “brother Joseph I am a dead man”. Joseph defended himself with a six shooter pistol until his loading was out and then sprang for the window, a shower of balls flying in every direction. received four balls in his body and fell near the window and rolled under a bed which stood in the room. Joseph opened the window and sprang through. He fell heavily on his side which evidently [p. [299]]
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