Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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these two messages <​the ​>: but at 8 got no return.
Joseph <​We also​> sent <​word​> to his Counsel, by Messenger, that he wanted a change of venue to , <​Adams County.​>
<​At 8. A.M.​> Joseph and had conversations with <​the​> Jailer till 8 A.M. who said a week last Wednesday they <​mob​> were calculating to have made an attack on , and they expected about 9000 persons but only about 200 came. They had sent runners to , and all round the Counties in .
At 10 min. past 8. Joseph wrote to as follows Jail” -[copy]- “bearer”, and sent it by .
At 8½ A.M. and returned; said <​stating that​> the said he was taken by surprise last evening, and was was very sorry; was afraid we would think he had forfeited his word about having an interview,— that the wrath of the people was about to turn on the head of , the mob &c.— That the was doing as fast as he could.
12 min. before 9. received the following reply on the same sheet “The interview will take place at my earliest leisure to day .” [p. 28]
the : but at 8 got no return.
We also sent word to his Counsel, that he wanted a change of venue to , Adams County.
At 8. A.M. Joseph and had conversations with the Jailer who said a week last Wednesday the mob were calculating to have made an attack on , and they expected about 9000 persons but only about 200 came. They had sent runners to , and all round the Counties in .
At 10 min. past 8. Joseph wrote to as follows “ Jail” -[copy]- “bearer”, and sent it by .
At 8½ A.M. and returned; stating that the said he was taken by surprise last evening, and was very sorry; was afraid we would think he had forfeited his word about having an interview,— that the wrath of the people was about to turn on the head of , the mob &c.— That the was doing as fast as he could.
12 min. before 9. received the following reply on the same sheet “The interview will take place at my earliest leisure to day .” [p. 28]
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