Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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on his left: <​Elders​> , and <​ and ​> following. Joseph and were introduced, by , about 20 times along the line, as Gen. Joseph Smith, and Gen. ; the walking in front on the left: returned to lodgings at 5 min. past 10. The Carthage Greys refused to receive them by that introduction, and some of the officers threw up their hats, drew their swords, and said they would introduce themselves to the damned Mormons in a different style. The mildly intreated them not to act so rudely, but their <​excitement​> increased, and the whole Company was ordered under arrest. The , however, succeeded in pacifying them, by making a speech, and promising them that they should have “full satisfaction.”
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<​Gen. Smith and party​> Returned to <​their​> lodgings at 5 min. past 10.
10.30. News reached Joseph at the , that the Carthage Greys had revolted, and were put under guard by . Joseph told all the brethren <​his friends​> to stay in doors in the two rooms. <​occupied by them in Hamilton’s <​the​> Hotel.​>
10.50. Quietness was <​apparently​> restored among the Carthage Greys.
11.15. News arrived that the troops were near [p. 14]
on his left: Elders , and following. Joseph and were introduced, by , about 20 times along the line, as Gen. Joseph Smith, and Gen. ; the walking in front on the left: . The Carthage Greys refused to receive them by that introduction, and some of the officers threw up their hats, drew their swords, and said they would introduce themselves to the damned Mormons in a different style. The mildly intreated them not to act so rudely, but their excitement increased, . The , however, succeeded in pacifying them, by making a speech, and promising them that they should have “full satisfaction.”
Gen. Smith and party Returned to their lodgings at 5 min. past 10.
10.30. News reached Joseph at the , that the Carthage Greys had revolted, and were put under guard by . Joseph told all his friends to stay in the two rooms. occupied by them in the Hotel.
10.50. Quietness was apparently restored among the Carthage Greys.
11.15. News arrived that the troops were near [p. 14]
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