History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 28​> saying “when these men took Joseph a prisoner, they took his arms from him even to his pocket knife. They are now prisoners of yours and I demand of you to take their arms from them, for that is according to law,” they refused to give them up, when the Sheriff was told “if you cannot take the arms from them, there are men enough here and you can summon a posse to do it, for it is plain to be seen that they are dangerous men.” and then reluctantly gave up their arms to the Sheriff. The Company then started taking the middle road towards to within 6 miles of , and stopped at a Farm house having travelled about 40 miles, got there about Sundown and called for supper and lodging. P[eter] W. Conover lay down at the S.W. corner of the building outside <​of​> the house. In about 10 minutes and came out of the house with the son of the Landlord, they talked for some time and came to the conclusion to take the carriage horses, go to — raise a Mob and come [HC 5:452] to the farm house in the night, seize Joseph and convey him to the , and take him to as they had a steamboat in readiness at the mouth of Rock River, for that purpose; after completing their plan of operations, , and the boy separated, and went towards the Stable. Conover who had heard the plot, unobserved, immediately rose and came to me and told me what he had just heard, I consulted with , the Landlord, and Sheriff Campbell— who took and into his custody, and put them in the upper room, placing a guard of 2 men at the door, with orders not to allow any man to pass in or out of the house, except the Landlord who as soon <​as​> he was told of the attempt to get his son into difficulty put a stop to his proceedings at once.
some anxiety about so many stangers and suspicious characters being in the .
The Neighbor of this day has the following
“By the counsel and advice of President , Messrs and who have been appointed to go on a mission to Russia, will deliver two addresses <​on the 4th of July​> upon the subject of our holy religion, for the benefit and edification, not only of our own citizens, but also for strangers, who may be pleased to visit our town on that day. The morning’s address by at ½ past 10 o’clock, and the afternoon’s by at 2 o’clock. From the circumstances under which we are placed, this course is thought far more advisable for all who wish to be considered saints to assemble for religious worship, and collectively offer up our prayers to Almighty God for peace and prosperity to attend us as a people. The giddy and unthinking will no doubt resort to public dinners, festivals, and per haps to the ball chamber, to spend their time and money to gratify their appetite and vanity, but no true hearted saint at this peculiar moment will do it.
At the close of each address a collection will be taken for the especial purpose of assisting to complete ’s house, that he may be the sooner liberated to [p. 1589]
June 28 saying “when these men took Joseph a prisoner, they took his arms from him even to his pocket knife. They are now prisoners of yours and I demand of you to take their arms from them, for that is according to law,” they refused to give them up, when the Sheriff was told “if you cannot take the arms from them, there are men enough here and you can summon a posse to do it, for it is plain to be seen that they are dangerous men.” and then reluctantly gave up their arms to the Sheriff. The Company then started taking the middle road towards to within 6 miles of , and stopped at a Farm house having travelled about 40 miles, got there about Sundown and called for supper and lodging. Peter W. Conover lay down at the S.W. corner of the building outside of the house. In about 10 minutes and came out of the house with the son of the Landlord, they talked for some time and came to the conclusion to take the carriage horses, go to — raise a Mob and come [HC 5:452] to the farm house in the night, seize Joseph and convey him to the , and take him to as they had a steamboat in readiness at the mouth of Rock River, for that purpose; after completing their plan of operations, , and the boy separated, and went towards the Stable. Conover who had heard the plot, unobserved, immediately rose and came to me and told me what he had just heard, I consulted with , the Landlord, and Sheriff Campbell— who took and into his custody, and put them in the upper room, placing a guard of 2 men at the door, with orders not to allow any man to pass in or out of the house, except the Landlord who as soon as he was told of the attempt to get his son into difficulty put a stop to his proceedings at once.
some anxiety about so many stangers and suspicious characters being in the .
The Neighbor of this day has the following
“By the counsel and advice of President , Messrs and who have been appointed to go on a mission to Russia, will deliver two addresses on the 4th of July upon the subject of our holy religion, for the benefit and edification, not only of our own citizens, but also for strangers, who may be pleased to visit our town on that day. The morning’s address by at ½ past 10 o’clock, and the afternoon’s by at 2 o’clock. From the circumstances under which we are placed, this course is thought far more advisable for all who wish to be considered saints to assemble for religious worship, and collectively offer up our prayers to Almighty God for peace and prosperity to attend us as a people. The giddy and unthinking will no doubt resort to public dinners, festivals, and per haps to the ball chamber, to spend their time and money to gratify their appetite and vanity, but no true hearted saint at this peculiar moment will do it.
At the close of each address a collection will be taken for the especial purpose of assisting to complete ’s house, that he may be the sooner liberated to [p. 1589]
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