History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

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21 June 1844 • Friday
Friday June 21st. About 10 A M, I rode out with my guard <​up Main Street, past the ’s quarters,​> until 2½ P M, when <​And reviewed the .​> I <​and​> <​I​> returned to head quarters <​about 2½ P M.​> having met Coll. Elam S. Freeman, and Mr Bartlet, who came as express from the , who had arrived at this morning; and they delivered me the following letter:— “Head Quarters (see file) Commander in Chief.”
I immediately notified the City Council to meet in session at 4 P. M.
<​About 11 <​am​>​> An alarm was made <​rumor arrived <​was circulated​>​> at Coll. ’s head Quarters, that was seen at ’s. He ordered out a posse to arrest him, which went accordingly, but returned reporting it to be a false alarm <​without success—​>
At 4 P.M I met with the City Council when the following Affidavits <​affidavits. of the following persons​> were read, viz; , , John Edmiston, , , William Gardner [Garner], John G. Lofton, Allen <​T​> Waite [Wait], James Guyman, Obadiah Bowen, , Hiram B. Mount, John Cunningham, , Gilbert Belknap [Belnap], Anson Call, David Evans, Wm. E. Horner, , Thomas G. Wilson, , , , Carlos W. Lyon, <​and​> ; when Dr. , Councilor , and Dr. were appointed by the Council to return with the express to <​the​> at , and carry said affidavits <​with the following letter:— “Sir (see file) Joseph Smith.”​> Messrs. and went accordingly; but tarried to prepare additional documents.
The following affidavit was taken:— State of (copy) to the case <​-[Copy ’s affidavit]-​>
And as this affidavit confirms what was told me in I made the following affidavit:— -[copy]-.
The Council received the following letter:— “Sir (see file) .”
On Motion ’s resignation was accepted.
<​¶​> The <​I instructed my​> Clerks were instructed <​ <​​> & John Mc Ewan​> to prepare all necessary papers and affidavits ready to be sent to the tomorrow morning.
made the two following affidavits:— -[Copy them]-
James Clift made the following affidavit:— -[copy]-
At 7 P.M. went by order of the Sergeant of the Guard at the Stone House to the and reported the crew of the “Maid of Iowa” for firing five guns contrary to orders, <​which were that any firing of guns were an alarm​> [p. 71]
21 June 1844 • Friday
Friday June 21st. About 10 A M, I rode out with my guard up Main Street, past the ’s quarters, And reviewed the . I returned to head quarters about 2½ P M. having met Coll. Elam S. Freeman, and Mr Bartlet, who came as express from the , who had arrived at this morning; and they delivered me the following letter:— “Head Quarters (see file) Commander in Chief.”
I immediately notified the City Council to meet in session at 4 P. M.
About 11 am A rumor was circulated at ’s head Quarters, that was seen at ’s. He ordered out a posse to arrest him, which went accordingly, but returned without success—
At 4 P.M I met with the City Council when the affidavits. of the following persons were read, viz; , , John Edmiston, , , William Gardner [Garner], John G. Lofton, Allen T Waite [Wait], James Guyman, Obadiah Bowen, , Hiram B. Mount, John Cunningham, , Gilbert Belknap [Belnap], Anson Call, David Evans, Wm. E. Horner, , Thomas G. Wilson, , , , Carlos W. Lyon, and ; when Dr. , Councilor , and Dr. were appointed by the Council to return with the express to the at , and carry said affidavits with the following letter:— “Sir (see file) Joseph Smith.” Messrs. and went accordingly; but tarried to prepare additional documents.
The following affidavit was taken:— -[Copy ’s affidavit]-
And as this affidavit confirms what was told me in I made the following affidavit:— -[copy]-.
¶ I instructed my Clerks & John Mc Ewan to prepare all necessary papers and affidavits ready to be sent to the tomorrow morning.
made the two following affidavits:— -[Copy them]-
At 7 P.M. went by order of the Sergeant of the Guard at the Stone House to the and reported the crew of the “Maid of Iowa” for firing five guns contrary to orders, which were that any firing of guns were an alarm [p. 71]
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