Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

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wine. Joseph gave 2 1/2 <​two half​> dollars to give the guard; but the guard said one was enough, and would take no more. The Guard immediately sent for a bottle of wine, pipes, and two small papers of tobacco and one of the guard brought them in <​to the Jail​> soon after the jailer went out. tapped <​uncorked​> the bottle & presented a glass to Joseph he tasted tasted <​the tasted​> <​and​> gave the bottle to the guard who turned to go out When at the stairs top <​top of the Stairs​> some one below called him two or three times. <​when​> He went down There was a little rustling at the <​outer​> door of the Jail <​and a​> the cry <​of​> surrender and <​also a​> discharge of three or four <​fire​> arms followed instantly.
<​see Daniel’s statement pa 14.15​>
The glanced an eye by the curtain <​of the window​> <​and​> saw <​about​> a hundred armed men around the door. <​It is said that the guard elevated their firelocks, and boisterously threatening the mob discharged their firearms over their heads. The mob encircled the building and some of them rushed by the guard up the flight of stairs, burst open the door and began the work of death, while others fired into the open windows.​>
<​In the meantime—​> Joseph, , and ’s <​had their​> coats were off; Joseph sprung to his coat for his six shooter, for his single barrel, <​and​> for ’s large hickory cane, and [p. 53]
wine. Joseph gave two half dollars to give the guard; but the guard said one was enough, and would take no more. The Guard immediately sent for a bottle of wine, pipes, and two small papers of tobacco and one of the guard brought them in to the Jail soon after the jailer went out. uncorked the bottle & presented a glass to Joseph he tasted tasted the tasted and gave the bottle to the guard who turned to go out When at the top of the Stairs some one below called him two or three times. when He went down There was a little rustling at the outer door of the Jail and a cry of surrender and also a discharge of three or four fire arms followed instantly.
see Daniel’s statement pa 14.15
The glanced an eye by the curtain of the window and saw about a hundred armed men around the door. It is said that the guard elevated their firelocks, and boisterously threatening the mob discharged their firearms over their heads. The mob encircled the building and some of them rushed by the guard up the flight of stairs, burst open the door and began the work of death, while others fired into the open windows.
In the meantime— Joseph, , and had their coats off; Joseph sprung to his coat for his six shooter, for his single barrel, for ’s large hickory cane, and [p. 53]
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