Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​It was​> Report<​d​> 2nd from <​by​> that he had heard resolutions of the troops, read, to <​the effect that they would​> return to at 3 P. M., <​then go​> to <​on​> Thursday, <​and​> then<​ce​> to .
<​-[Insert 12a]-​> <​No 23​>
12 min to 4 Gens <​Report came to the jail that​> and , , , and <​had​> said that there was nothing against these men; the law could not reach them, but powder and ball would, and they should not go out of alive
Joseph, , and some 12 14 <​13​> others, appeared before Robert F. Smith, a justice of the peace residing in <​(who was also Captain of the Carthage Greys)​> on the charge of riot in destroying the printing press of the Nauvoo Expositor. mentioned some affadavits which are <​were​> not there and moved an adjournment
read law.
, and , on behalf of Joseph and <​the Defendants​>, objected to an adjournment and said <​that​> Court was not authorized to take recognizance without their acknowledging their guilt, or having witnesses to prove it, [p. [12]]
It was Reportd by that he had heard resolutions of the troops, read, to the effect that they would return to at 3 P. M., then go to on Thursday, and thence to .
-[Insert 12a]- No 23
12 min to 4 Report came to the jail that and , , , and had said that there was nothing against these men; the law could not reach them, but powder and ball would, and they should not go out of alive
Joseph, , and 13 others, appeared before Robert F. Smith, a justice of the peace residing in (who was also Captain of the Carthage Greys) on the charge of riot in destroying the printing press of the Nauvoo Expositor. mentioned some affadavits which were not there and moved an adjournment
, and , on behalf of the Defendants, objected to an adjournment and said that Court was not authorized to take recognizance without their acknowledging their guilt, or having witnesses to prove it, [p. [12]]
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