<13> Friday 13[th.] Jacob K. Potts & Levi Stilley made affidavit <before Wm. Oglesby, J. P.> that they witnessed the massacre at on the 30th. of Oct 1838 confirming the statements already written in this history, Potts had 2 balls shot in his right leg.
<16> Monday 16th. Elder wrote from . I told you <O (T&S. 111)> Potteries. was very busy at this Period in visiting & setting in order the branches of the church in . Clithero, & all the regions round about. & holding correspondence with the Elders. abroad.
The High council met at my house in , & resolved that write a letter to at approving his course, & giving him certain names. (for which see s Letter) that he may order subpoenas for them as witnesses in the suit now before congress: viz. The Latter Day Saints. vs. the state of Mo. for redress of grievances.
(Insert s affit., also , Joseph Clark Thomas D. Casper, Jacob W. Johnstone.)
“Fair Haven X ( L. 118) ” Enter affidavits. of Owen Cole Ezekiel Maginn, A Greene, , , Simons P. Curtiss, , , )
made affidavit at that the officers of the Militia under the xterminating order of in in 1838 took possession of carried off in <&> destroyed a store of good, of several Hundred dollars value, belong to the people called mormons, in , that his life was threatened, his property taken & he was obliged to flee the state with his family— greatly to his disadvantage.
<21> Saturday 21, " <Thus I have given a few of the multitude of affidavits, which might be given to substantiate the facts, of our persecution & Death in >
<When the brethern left they were as poor as having been plundered of every thing valuable by mobs & much of it was done under the eye of the government officers <according to to the foregoing affidavits>, & all by the sanction of the state <of > as the acts of her Legislature testify, & being so numerous they were obliged to scatter over this state <of > & different states. to get bread and clothing, so that but few accounts against could be collected without unreasonable exertions. About 491 individuals gave in their claims against which I presented to congress.— amounting to about $1,381,044,51½ cts.— leaving a multitude more of similar bills to be presented hereafter. to be presented, which, in if not settled immediately, will ere long amount to a handsome sum, increasing.— by compound interest.—>