Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

  • Source Note
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and conversed <​together​> till <​until​> 5¼
5.20 returned from town <​to the Jail​> and said <​that​> was <​had been​> surrounded— by a mob, <​who had driven him out of ,​> and <​he​> had gone to . and <​​> suggested that they would be safer in the cell. Joseph said “after supper we will go in” went out and Joseph said to “if we go into the Jail <​cell​> will you go in with us?” The answered “brother Joseph, you did not ask me to cross the with you— you did not ask me to come to — you did not ask me to come to Jail with you— and do you think I would forsake you now? But I will tell you what I will do; if you are condemned to be hung for treason, I will be hung in your stead, and you shall go free.” Joseph said, “you cannot”. The said <​replied​>, “I will.” Before the had come <​came​> in, his boy came <​brought​> in to bring some water, and said the guard wanted some [p. 60]
and conversed together until 5¼
5.20 returned to the Jail and said that had been surrounded— by a mob, who had driven him out of , and he had gone to . suggested that they would be safer in the cell. Joseph said “after supper we will go in” went out and Joseph said to “if we go into the cell will you go in with us?” The answered “brother Joseph, you did not ask me to cross the with you— you did not ask me to come to — you did not ask me to come to Jail with you— and do you think I would forsake you now? But I will tell you what I will do; if you are condemned to be hung for treason, I will be hung in your stead, and you shall go free.” Joseph said, “you cannot”. The replied, “I will.” Before the came in, his boy brought in some water, and said the guard wanted some [p. 60]
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