Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

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above <​those​> expressions were shouted, the put his head out of the window and very meekly said “Gentlemen I know your great anxiety to see MrSmith, which is natural enough, but it is quite too late to night for you to have that opportunity, but I assure you, Gentlemen, that you shall have that privilege tomorrow morning, as I will cause him to pass before the troops upon the square, and I now wish you, with this assurance, quietly and peaceably to return to your quarters.” When this declaration was made, there was a faint “Hurrah for ”. <​& they instantly obeyed the ’s wish.​>
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There was a company of apostates <​also quartered at​> at Hamilton’s Hotel, viz: and , <​the Higbees and Fosters​> <​, &​> (formerly President of the Elders Quorum) <​and others. ​> who stated to , that it was determined to shed the blood of Joseph Smith whether he was cleared by the law or not, by not only himsself, and the mob generally, but by <​but by and​> the Laws, Higbees, Fosters, <​Jackson​> and <​many​> others. <​whether he was cleared by the law or not.​> <​He talked freely and unreservedly on that subject, as thought he had was discoursing upon the most common occurence of his life; said he “you will find me a true prophet in this respect.”​> told what said; but he treated it with perfect indifference, <​and <​suffered​> and his associates were suffered to run at large to mature their murderous plans.​>
A writ was <​also​> issued by R[obert] F. Smith against , on complaint of , charging him [p. 6]
those expressions , the put his head out of the window and very meekly said “Gentlemen I know your great anxiety to see MrSmith, which is natural enough, but it is quite too late to night for you to have that opportunity, but I assure you, Gentlemen, you shall have that privilege tomorrow morning, as I will cause him to pass before the troops upon the square, and I now wish you, with this assurance, quietly and peaceably to return to your quarters.” When this declaration was made, there was a faint “Hurrah for ”. & they instantly obeyed the ’s wish.
There was a company of apostates also quartered at Hamilton’s Hotel, viz: and , the Higbees and Fosters , & (formerly President of the Elders Quorum) and others. stated to , that it was determined to shed the blood of Joseph Smith , by not only himsself, but by the Laws, Higbees, Fosters, Jackson and many others. whether he was cleared by the law or not. He talked freely and unreservedly on that subject, as thought he was discoursing upon the most common occurence of his life; said he “you will find me a true prophet in this respect.” told what said; but he treated it with perfect indifference, and suffered and his associates to run at large to mature their murderous plans.
A writ was also issued by Robert F. Smith against , on complaint of , charging him [p. 6]
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