<14> Sunday 14 I preached to the brethren at from they saying of the Savior greater [love] hath no man than this that he lay down his life for the brethrn, at the close I called upon all that would stand by me to meet me on the public square <the> next day.
<there were 7 cut off from the in Eng, this day, it was a general time of pruning in . The powers of darkness raged, and it seemed as though Satan # # was fully determi[n]ed to make an end of the work in that kingdom. & had as much as they could do for some time to see to the already planted without planting new ones.—>
<15> Monday 15th. The brethren assembled on the public sqare and formd a co[mpany] of about 100, who took up a line of march for , and here let it be distinctly understood that this company were militia of the county of , acting under agreeably to the order of , and the saint Brethrn were very careful in all their movem[en]ts to act in strict accordance with the constitutional laws of the Land. The special obje[c]t of this march was to protect<assist> protict , <& repel the attacks of the mob in >
<19> left <quit> his temporal business in , & gave himelf wholly to the minist[r]y, and soon commecd [commenced] prea[c]hing & in .—
As I was driven away from without the privlige of sittling my business, I <had previus to this> employed Col as my to close all my affairs in the eastern states; And as I have been accusd of “running away’, cheating my creditors” &c, I will insert a few of the many cards & Letters I have receivd from gentleme[n] who have had the best opportunity of knowing my business transatins [transactions] and where testimony comes unsolecitd [unsolicited]. “ (X see Let. 40) .”
<21> About this time Wm. Morgan, Sheriff of Philip coving Justice of the peace , Col , Doct Samuel Venable, Jonathen J. Dryden, James Stone, Thomas J. Martin, made communications or affidavits of the most inflammatory kind charging upon the Mormons those depredations which had been committd by the Mob. [p. 26]