History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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<​Affidavit: of J Smith​> <​Sept 5th.​> Wednesday 5. I made <​gave​> the following affidavit, that the truth might before the public, on the matter in controvry [controversy].
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Before me, , (see Appeal. p 21. 22 & 3) J. C C. C C.—
arrived at on his way to to meet the proposed trial. had gone before arrivd and the tarri[e]d all night.— I was at home after 6 oclock in the evenig.
<​Camp.​> Bro Nickerson’s child died in the camp this morning. Passed th[r]ough Mount Vernon, Mount Meridian, Putnamville, Manhattan, Washington Township, Pleasant Garden into Van Buren Township Clay Co— 20 mi, and tented in the road about 1 furlong west of gray’s creek. There was much sickness in the county through which the camp passed.—
6 September 1838 • Thursday
<​Joseph’s trial befor .​> <​6​> Thursday. 6 camp travelld 17 mi. and encamped 2 miles East of Terrah , roads very dusty.
At half past 7 this morning I left I started on horse back, accompanied by several brethren. among whome was my brother & Judge <​​> to attend my trial at s. I thought it not wisdom to make my appeara[n]ce befor the public in that place, in consequence of the many thr[e]ats made agant [against] me and the high state of excitement. The trial could not proceed on account of the absence of the plaintiff, and lack of testimony. and the court adjound [adjourned] till tomorrow. at10 oclock tomorrow AM. at a , some 6 or 8 miles furthr south. and within 1/2 a mile of the line of . is a regular Mob character. We all retund to . where we arrivd befor dark
7 September 1838 • Friday
<​7​> Friday 7th. About sunrise I started with my fri[en]ds, and arrivd at at the appointd hour. We did not know <​#​> (see G. [JS, Journal] p 80– & 81.) side down. We arrivd home in the evening.
<​Camp​> This morning, a daughter of Elder Shumway died in camp, also Mr Clarks child. The camp passed though . & through the River Wabash, in a Northwesterly direction through Fayette township, and encamped about a furlong west of E. S. Wolf’s store. & within 2 miles of the west line of .— 11mi— 423 from .
<​. Potteries.​> The work continued to spread in . The had some [p. 12]
Affidavit: of J Smith Sept 5th. Wednesday 5. I gave the following affidavit, that the truth might before the public, on the matter in controvry [controversy].
State of Missouri) ss [scilicet]
)
Before me, , (see Appeal. p 21. 22 & 3) J. C C. C C.—
arrived at on his way to to meet the proposed trial. had gone before arrivd and the tarried all night.— I was at home after 6 oclock in the evenig.
Camp. Bro Nickerson’s child died in the camp this morning. Passed through Mount Vernon, Mount Meridian, Putnamville, Manhattan, Washington Township, Pleasant Garden into Van Buren Township Clay Co— 20 mi, and tented in the road about 1 furlong west of gray’s creek. There was much sickness in the county through which the camp passed.—
6 September 1838 • Thursday
Joseph’s trial befor . 6 Thursday. 6 camp travelld 17 mi. and encamped 2 miles East of , roads very dusty.
At half past 7 this morning I started on horse back, accompanied by several brethren. among whome was my brother & Judge to attend my trial at s. I thought it not wisdom to make my appearance befor the public in that place, in consequence of the many threats made agant [against] me and the high state of excitement. The trial could not proceed on account of the absence of the plaintiff, and lack of testimony. and the court adjound [adjourned] till 10 oclock tomorrow AM. at a , some 6 or 8 miles furthr south. and within 1/2 a mile of the line of . is a regular Mob character. We all retund to . where we arrivd befor dark
7 September 1838 • Friday
7 Friday 7th. About sunrise I started with my friends, and arrivd at at the appointd hour. We did not know # (see G. JS, Journal p 80– & 81.) side down. We arrivd home in the evening.
Camp This morning, a daughter of Elder Shumway died in camp, also Mr Clarks child. The camp passed though . & through the River Wabash, in a Northwesterly direction through Fayette township, and encamped about a furlong west of E. S. Wolf’s store. & within 2 miles of the west line of .— 11mi— 423 from .
. Potteries. The work continued to spread in . The had some [p. 12]
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