History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 26​> and that drew a pistol <​and presented at the Mayor​> which was being wrested from him when Dr. interfered. and said they would be God damd if they would not shoot the Mayor. they breathed out many hard threatnings, and menacing sayings— they said they would consider themselves the favored of God, for the privilege of shooting, or ridding the world of such a tyrant, (referring to the Mayor).
<​sworn &​> confirmed the ’s testimony.
sworn— and confirmed the foregoing statements.
, , and were each fined $100.
They immediately <​took an​> appealed to the Municipal Court.
Issued a warrant for on complaint of , for a breach of Ordinance, in that said to “You,” shaking his fists in the face,” are another damd blackhearted villain, you tried to seduce my wife on the boat, when she was going to , and I can prove it, and the Oath is out against you.”
27 April 1844 • Saturday
Saturday April 27 A large company of Gentlemen from , and other places on the , called at the after spending some time, they returned to the boat, but it was gone; when they again returned to the .
At 9 a.m. <​the case of​> came up for trial after much conversation with the Mayor <​before the Municipal Court, I had a conversation with ​>, in which he charged Joseph <​me​> with many crimes & said that Daniteism <​was​> in , and he used a great variety of vile and false epithets and charges
The Court adjourned to Monday the 29th. at 9 a.m.
agreed to meet me on the second Monday in May, at the , & have a settlement, & he would publish <​the result of​> it in the papers.
Joseph <​I​> told him if he did not agree to be quiet— &— not attempt to raise a Mob, or he <​I​> would not meet him if he would <​agree to​> be quiet, he <​I​> would <​agree <​be willing​> to​> publish the <​settlement​> in the Neighbor——
—— but would not agree to be quiet.
Joseph said he was <​I then told him I had done my duty, the skirts of my garments were​> free from his (’s) blood, and <​I​> had made the last overtures of peace <​to him​>, and <​then​> delivered him into the hands of God and shook his <​my​> garments against him as a testimony thereof.
Joseph <​I​> continued in some time <​afterwards​> in conversation, and then went into the Big room and read in the Warsaw Signal an <​vile​> article about Mormonism against the Saints.
arrived from .
Elder arrived from with <​accompanied by​> 150 passengers <​Emigrating Saints.​>
There was a meeting at the at one oclock to give instructions to the Elders going out Electioneering, <​who were​> addressed by and .
prosecuted for slander &c [p. 36]
April 26 and that drew a pistol and presented at the Mayor which was being wrested from him when Dr. interfered. and said they would be God damd if they would not shoot the Mayor. they breathed out many hard threatnings, and menacing sayings— they said they would consider themselves the favored of God, for the privilege of shooting, or ridding the world of such a tyrant, (referring to the Mayor).
sworn & confirmed the ’s testimony.
sworn— and confirmed the foregoing statements.
, , and were each fined $100.
They immediately took an appeal to the Municipal Court.
Issued a warrant for on complaint of , for a breach of Ordinance, in that said to “You,” shaking his fists in the face,” are another damd blackhearted villain, you tried to seduce my wife on the boat, when she was going to , and I can prove it, and the Oath is out against you.”
27 April 1844 • Saturday
Saturday April 27 A large company of Gentlemen from , and other places on the , called at the after spending some time, they returned to the boat, but it was gone; when they again returned to the .
At 9 a.m. the case of came up for trial before the Municipal Court, I had a conversation with , in which he charged me with many crimes & said that Daniteism was in , and he used a great variety of vile and false epithets and charges
The Court adjourned to Monday the 29th. at 9 a.m.
agreed to meet me on the second Monday in May, at the , & have a settlement, & he would publish the result of it in the papers.
I told him if he did not agree to be quiet— &— not attempt to raise a Mob, I would not meet him if he would agree to be quiet, I would be willing to publish the settlement in the Neighbor——
—— but would not agree to be quiet.
I then told him I had done my duty, the skirts of my garments were free from his (’s) blood, I had made the last overtures of peace to him, and then delivered him into the hands of God and shook my garments against him as a testimony thereof.
I continued in some time afterwards in conversation, and then went into the Big room and read in the Warsaw Signal a vile article against the Saints.
.
Elder arrived from accompanied by 150 Emigrating Saints.
There was a meeting at the at one oclock to give instructions to the Elders going out Electioneering, who were addressed by and .
prosecuted for slander &c [p. 36]
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