History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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<​Sept 12​> Head Quarters, at . that on the solicitation of the citize[n]s & advice of <​th[e]​> of the circuit he had orderd out 4 compani[e]s of 50 men each from the militia of and alike number from ; also 400 more to hold themselves in readiness if requird, all mounted, & riflemen except 1 co of infantry. “The troops will proce[e]d immediately to the scene of excitem[en]t & inssurrection.”
13 September 1838 • Thursday
<​13​> <​About this time 60 or more Mobbers entered & warned the brethn to leave the plac​>
13–14 September 1838 • Thursday–Friday
Thursday 13 The camp travelld to Bolivia 12 mi. Bro Thornton’s child died in the even[in]g, and was buried on the morning of the
<​14​> Friday 14 before the camp started, which passed through the <​which it is expected will soon be the​> capital of . instead of Vandalia. Much opposition was manifestd at <​in​> in the countenances of men, in their hard & unighteus [unrighteous] remarks again[s]t. Jo Smith & the and in much laughing. Fever & ague & chills & fever are the prevailing diseases in this place. The drouth continus, the water in the wells is <​very​> low, and many spri[n]gs entirely dry, Many familis found stopping places before arriving here. The camp is sometimes short of food, both for man & beast, and thy know what it is to be hungry. Their living for the last 100 miles, has been boil[e]d corn, & shaving-pudding, which is made of new corn ears shaved upon a jointer or fore plane. It is excellent with milk, Butter. or sweetning and with an occasional mixture of pork. flour, potatoes. pumpkins, melons &c makes an comfortable living. The cobs & remaini[n]g corn is givn to the horses so that nothing is lost; hence the proverb goes forth in the world. “The mormons would starve a host of enemies to death, for they will live where eve[r]y body else would die.’— The camp numbers about 260, there was 530, but they have been scatte[re]d to the 4 winds and it is because of selfishness, covetousness, murmuigs [murmurings], & compla[i]nings, and not havig fulfilld their covenants that they have been thus scattrd [scattered]. Travelled 23 miles & tented 5 miles west of . 569 miles from
I was at home after 8. P.M. and all the evening.—
15 September 1838 • Saturday
<​Wm Drydens Statemt Statemnt.​> <​15​> Saturday 15th. William Dryden Justice of the Peace in . Stated to the , <​in a long communcati[o]n​> by letter, that he had issued a writ agaist Andrew Ripley, & others for assaulti[n]g & threatnig [threatening] on the 8th of Aug last. [p. 15]
Sept 12 Head Quarters, at . that on the solicitation of the citizens & advice of the of the circuit he had orderd out 4 companies of 50 men each from the militia of — and alike number from ; also 400 more to hold themselves in readiness if requird, all mounted, & riflemen except 1 co of infantry. “The troops will proceed immediately to the scene of excitement & inssurrection.”
13 September 1838 • Thursday
13 About this time 60 or more Mobbers entered & warned the brethn to leave the plac
13–14 September 1838 • Thursday–Friday
Thursday 13 The camp travelld to Bolivia 12 mi. Bro Thornton’s child died in the evening, and was buried on the morning of
14 Friday 14 before the camp started, which passed through which it is expected will soon be the capital of . instead of Vandalia. Much opposition was manifestd in in the countenances of men, in their hard & unighteus unrighteous remarks against. Jo Smith & the and in much laughing. Fever & ague & chills & fever are the prevailing diseases in this place. The drouth continus, the water in the wells is very low, and many springs entirely dry, Many familis found stopping places before arriving here. The camp is sometimes short of food, both for man & beast, and thy know what it is to be hungry. Their living for the last 100 miles, has been boiled corn, & shaving-pudding, which is made of new corn ears shaved upon a jointer or fore plane. It is excellent with milk, Butter. or sweetning and with an occasional mixture of pork. flour, potatoes. pumpkins, melons &c makes a comfortable living. The cobs & remaining corn is givn to the horses so that nothing is lost; hence the proverb goes forth in the world. “The mormons would starve a host of enemies to death, for they will live where every body else would die.’— The camp numbers about 260, there was 530, but they have been scattered to the 4 winds and it is because of selfishness, covetousness, murmuigs [murmurings], & complainings, and not havig fulfilld their covenants that they have been thus scattrd [scattered]. Travelled 23 miles & tented 5 miles west of . 569 miles from
I was at home after 8. P.M. and all the evening.—
15 September 1838 • Saturday
Wm Drydens Statemt Statemnt. 15 Saturday 15th. William Dryden Justice of the Peace in . Stated to the , in a long communcation , that he had issued a writ agaist Andrew Ripley, & others for assaulting & threatnig [threatening] on the 8th of Aug last. [p. 15]
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