History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​* , , , T<​ruman R.​> Barlow, JasW Cummings, , <​9.3 <​also​> Charles W. Hubbard​> , , A. L. Fullmer Joel <​E.​> Terry, July 1 <​Alfred​> Brown Dr. Thos. Woolsey, O M Duel [Osmyn M. Dewel], Dr. , [blank] Babcock, Isaiah Whitesides, Jesse Nichols, Samuel Gully & 4 or five others—​>
 
A brief sketch of the expedition under the Command of General from to Ottoway at the time that General Joseph Smith at the time he was kidnaped at Illinois by the Missourians
 
<​Monday 26​> <​1 a m​> The detachment <​left the main body of the Camp & started from s Mills about 1 a m on Monday the 26th of June​> under the Command of <​as follows (see * above)​> Numbering <​about 35​> Men & horses, and <​on horses, with​> one Baggage wagon drawn by two horses, left <​leaving​> the main body of the camp about about one oclock at night <​am​> on <​Monday​> the <​25 <​26​>​> of June with instructions to proceed to , and there cross the , & then to proceed up the <​East side of​> the <​on the main Stage road,​> <​leading from ​> to Ottaway, we traveld till about 3 oclock in the Morning <​Tuesday 27​> when <​we hitched our horses to a fence <​called a halt<​ed​>​> for about an hour— & put out a guard,​> a halt was called Near a [2 words illegible], about where the Company remained about an hour. At day break we again took up the line of March. And traveled that <​thro the​> day <​Tuesda 27​> <​mostly without a load,​> and the <​the​> following night till near day light <​break​> of the 27th. when a halt was <​and​> again called made a halt for an hour <​& passed thro’ near Ellesville <​before Sunrise​> (see s report over)​> after which, we again resumed the march <​<​about noon halted​> on the Kick-a-poo Creek, & sent & A L Fullmer to , to see Lawyer Charles C. Ballance, & obtain what information they could from him​> and about <​between the hou[r]s​> <​of​> one oclock same day <​and three oclock x sam[e] P M​> <​about 2 P.M.​> cross<​ed​> the at <​where they <​we​> obtained supplies for their <​our​> further journey.​> <​here they <​we​>​> leaving Brothers <​left​> & at with instructions to hail the Steamer Maid of Iowa that <​which​> left at the same time that the <​land​> expedition left and procure all the <​what​> information posible <​they had​> of the whereabouts of Gen <​bro:​> Jos Smith.
The company proceeded <​nearly​> due East after crossing the river till they intersected the Stage road running from to Ottawa, at a Small town by the name<​d​> of Washington 10 Miles East of , there we stopped for about an hour and feed <​fed​> our horses. At dusk in the evenig we again resumed the March on the Stage road towards Ottowa and traveld about 10 Miles to Black partridge point and camped for the night.
<​Wensda [Wednesday] 28​> At day break of the 28th. we were on the march, traveld about 35 miles to <​the little Town of Magnolia​> a place called Oxbow prairie wher <​at which place a man by the lived by the nam[e] of Capt <​Wm​> Haws, and [illegible] of <​of​> [illegible]​> and halted for Noon, <​where <​we fed ourselves & arrivals at the Public House of​> Captn. Wm. Haws (the Captn. of a Co. in which was <​served​> in the Black Hawk War,​> After refreshing ourselves and animals we again resumed the March and ab[o]ut [p. [1]]
* , , , Truman R. Barlow, JasW Cummings, , Charles W. Hubbard , , A. L. Fullmer Joel E. Terry, Alfred Brown Dr. Thos. Woolsey, O M Duel Osmyn M. Dewel, Dr. , [blank] Babcock, Isaiah Whitesides, Jesse Nichols, Samuel Gully & 4 or five others—
 
A brief sketch of the expedition under the Command of General from to Ottoway at the time that General Joseph Smith was kidnaped at Illinois by the Missourians
 
Monday 26 The detachment left the main body of the Camp & started from s Mills about 1 a m on Monday the 26th of June under the Command of as follows (see * above) on horses, with one Baggage wagon drawn by two horses, with instructions to proceed to , there cross the , & then proceed up the East side of the on the main Stage road, leading from to Ottaway, we traveld till about 3 oclock in the Morning when we halted for about an hour— & put out a guard, At day break we again took up the line of March. And traveled thro the day Tuesda 27 mostly without a load, and the following night till near day break of the 27th. and again made a halt for an hour & passed thro’ Ellesville before Sunrise (see over) after which, we again resumed the march about noon halted on the Kick-a-poo Creek, & sent & A L Fullmer to , to see Lawyer Charles C. Ballance, & obtain what information they could from him and about 2 P.M. crossed the at where we obtained supplies for our further journey. here we left & with instructions to hail the Steamer Maid of Iowa and procure what information they had of the whereabouts of bro: Jos Smith.
The company proceeded nearly due East after crossing the river till they intersected the Stage road running from to Ottawa, at a Small town named Washington 10 Miles East of , there we stopped for about an hour and fed our horses. At dusk we again resumed the March on the Stage road towards Ottowa and traveld about 10 Miles to Black partridge point and camped for the night.
Wensda Wednesday 28 At day break of the 28th. we were on the march, traveld about 35 miles to the little Town of Magnolia and halted for Noon, where we fed ourselves & arrivals at the Public House of Captn. Wm. Haws (the Captn. of a Co. in which served in the Black Hawk War, we again resumed the March and about [p. [1]]
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