Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

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“they may be very good men, but they don’t know enough to answer a question properly.” <​Bro. Joseph remarked that “that was <​is​> a sufficient reason.”​>
To the letter to , Joseph added a <​wrote the following​> postscript in his own handwriting, what was not copied. <​“P.S. 20 min to 10. (Copy) I suppose”.​> <​-[Dr.]-​>
The prisoners also sent many verbal messages to their families; they were so numerous that proposed writing them all down fearing might forget; but fastened his eyes upon him, and with a look of penetration said, “ will remember all that we tell him, and he will never forget the occurences of this day.” he will even remember the smallest minutia while he has power to retain anything.”
Joseph related the following dream <​which he had last night​>: “I was <​back​> in , Ohio, and thought I would take a walk out by myself, and view my old farm, which I found grown up with weeds and brambles, and altogether bearing evidence of neglect, and want of culture. I went into the barn, which I found without floor or doors, with the weather
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“they may be very good men, but they don’t know enough to answer a question properly.” Bro. Joseph remarked “that is a sufficient reason.”
The prisoners also sent many verbal messages to their families; they were so numerous that proposed writing them all down fearing might forget; but fastened his eyes upon him, and with a look of penetration said, “ will remember all that we tell him, and he will never forget the occurences of this day.”
Joseph related the following dream which he had last night: “I was back in , Ohio, and thought I would take a walk out by myself, and view my old farm, which I found grown up with weeds and brambles, and altogether bearing evidence of neglect, and want of culture. I went into the barn, which I found without floor or doors, with the weather
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