Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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; or as a private individual, in any court of justice, which was unintimidated by a mob or military array; and make all the satisfaction that the law required, if any &c. The said he had not called out this force; but found it assembled in military array, without his orders, on his arrival in ; and that the laws must be enforced, but that the prisoners must and should be protected; and he again pledged his word, and the faith and honor of the , that they should be protected. He also stated that he intended to march his forces (that is, those who had assembled for mobocratic purposes; and whom he had mustered into his service) to , to gratify them, and that the prisoners should accompany them, and then return again to attend the trial before the said magistrate, which he said had been postponed for the purpose of making this visit.— <​he <​Joseph​> alluded to​> the coming of the when he gave himself up, <​also to​> his offer to go before “any other Justice of the Peace,” and called upon some 20 bystanders to witness that he submitted
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; or as a private individual, in any court of justice, which was unintimidated by a mob or military array; and make all the satisfaction that the law required, if any &c. The said he had not called out this force; but found it assembled in military array, without his orders, on his arrival in ; and that the laws must be enforced, but that the prisoners must and should be protected; and he again pledged his word, and the faith and honor of the , that they should be protected. He also stated that he intended to march his forces (that is, those who had assembled for mobocratic purposes; and whom he had mustered into his service) to , to gratify them, and that the prisoners should accompany them, and then return again to attend the trial before the said magistrate, which he said had been postponed for the purpose of making this visit.— Joseph alluded to the coming of when he gave himself up, also to his offer to go before “any other Justice of the Peace,” and called upon some 20 bystanders to witness that he submitted
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