History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 27​> righteous principles it belonged to me or the Church. He then grew furious, and began to rail upon me and threaten me, and said it never did belong to me nor the Church. I then told him that I did not think it worth contending about; that I had no desire to live upon it in its present state, and if he thought he had a better right I would not quarrel with him about it, but leave; but my assurance that I would not trouble him at present did not seem to satisfy him, as he seemed determined to quarrel with me, and threatened me with the destruction of my body. While he was thus engaged, pouring out his bitter words upon me, a rabble rushed in and nearly filled the barn, drew out their knives, and began to quarrel among themselves for the premises; and for a moment forgot me, at which time I took the opportunity to walk out of the barn about up to my ankles in mud. When I was a little distance from the barn I heard them screeching and screaming in a very distressed manner, as it appeared they had engaged in a general fight with their knives. While they were thus engaged the dream or vision ended”
Both Joseph and bore a faithful testimony to the latter day work, and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and prophesied of the final triumph of the Gospel over all the earth, exhorting the brethren present to faithfulness and persevering diligence in proclaiming the gospel, building up the , and performing all the duties connected with our holy religion. -[]-
Joseph dictated the following postcript to :—
“P. S. 20 min to 10. I just learn that the is about to disband his troops; all but a guard to protect us, and the peace,— and [HC 6:610] come himself to and deliver a speech to the people. This is right, as I suppose.”
And afterwards wrote a few lines with his own hand which were not copied.
The letter was sent by , and .
( City Marshall) told that if he went to , leaving only the Carthage Greys to guard the jail, that there was a conspiracy on foot to take the lives of Joseph and during his absence. To which the replied “, you are too enthusiastic” [HC 6:611]
10.30. went to some time this forenoon escorted by a portion of his troops, the most friendly to the prisoners, and leaving the known enemies to the prophet, ostensibly to guard the jail, having previously disbanded the remainder.
Joseph sent a request to the by for a pass for his private secretary, Dr .
11. A. M. left the jail for , with a verbal charge to assist in gathering and forwarding witnesses for the promised trial.
Esq., Joseph’s principal lawyer, left for .
11.20. returned with the following pass for :— [p. 178]
June 27 righteous principles it belonged to me or the Church. He then grew furious, and began to rail upon me and threaten me, and said it never did belong to me nor the Church. I then told him that I did not think it worth contending about; that I had no desire to live upon it in its present state, and if he thought he had a better right I would not quarrel with him about it, but leave; but my assurance that I would not trouble him at present did not seem to satisfy him, as he seemed determined to quarrel with me, and threatened me with the destruction of my body. While he was thus engaged, pouring out his bitter words upon me, a rabble rushed in and nearly filled the barn, drew out their knives, and began to quarrel among themselves for the premises; and for a moment forgot me, at which time I took the opportunity to walk out of the barn about up to my ankles in mud. When I was a little distance from the barn I heard them screeching and screaming in a very distressed manner, as it appeared they had engaged in a general fight with their knives. While they were thus engaged the dream or vision ended”
Both Joseph and bore a faithful testimony to the latter day work, and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and prophesied of the final triumph of the Gospel over all the earth, exhorting the brethren present to faithfulness and persevering diligence in proclaiming the gospel, building up the , and performing all the duties connected with our holy religion. -[]-
Joseph dictated the following postcript to :—
“P. S. 20 min to 10. I just learn that the is about to disband his troops; all but a guard to protect us, and the peace,— and [HC 6:610] come himself to and deliver a speech to the people. This is right, as I suppose.”
And afterwards wrote a few lines with his own hand which were not copied.
The letter was sent by , and .
( City Marshall) told that if he went to , leaving only the Carthage Greys to guard the jail, that there was a conspiracy on foot to take the lives of Joseph and during his absence. To which the replied “, you are too enthusiastic” [HC 6:611]
10.30. went to some time this forenoon escorted by a portion of his troops, the most friendly to the prisoners, and leaving the known enemies to the prophet, ostensibly to guard the jail, having previously disbanded the remainder.
Joseph sent a request to the by for a pass for his private secretary, Dr .
11. A. M. left the jail for , with a verbal charge to assist in gathering and forwarding witnesses for the promised trial.
Esq., Joseph’s principal lawyer, left for .
11.20. returned with the following pass for :— [p. 178]
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