History Draft [6 August 1838–30 December 1839]

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Duri<​n​>g our trial accompani[e]d by & others at times, were busy in plund[er]ing & robbing the houses of , , & the widow Phoebe Ann Patten, & others under pretince of or Coler of Law, or an order from , as testified to by the members of the differe[n]t families robbed.
1 December 1838 • Saturday
<​Decmber 1​> Saturday Decembr 1, 1838 “At a meeting. (# Richrds [Levi Richards, Memoranda Book] 16, 17) Z. Wilson.”—
5 December 1838 • Wednesday
<​5—​> <​Wednsdy 5th​> The Legislature having assembled. laid before the House of Reprntivs [ Representatives] all the information in his possession relative to the difficulti[e]s between the citizs <​Mob​>, & “Mormons.” on the wednday
10 December 1838 • Monday
<​10​> Monday 10[th]. “Copy X (facts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) 1838.” Or High council # (163 to 173)
13 December 1838 • Thursday
<​13​> Thursday 13. “ (# High coun[c]il 173, 4, 5) Clerk”
Isaac Russel[l] who had become connected with a small camp was going of <​the​> <​of about 30 famlies​> going west were met at , in Mo, by a mob on the 21st. of Oct. & turning east turned from his cource at Louisiana. led them North 10 miles on the spanish clains [claims] where they build <​built​> huts, or lived in tents thr[ou]gh the winter in gre[a]t suffer[i]ng. Russel Turn[e]d, prophet, -[apostate]- said Joseph had fallen & he was appoi[n]ted to lead the people. Chandler Rogers who was moving West, was met by a mob at & compelled to turn back. & fell in with Russels camp. Russel said he was the “chosen of the Lord,” and when they left that place th[e]y would have to go on foot & take nothing with them, & th[e]y must sell their teams &c. Some would not sell & he cursed them.
16 December 1838 • Sunday
<​Josep[h]’s <​Letter​>. .​> <​16​> Sunday 16 I wrote the followi[n]g letter in . <​‘ X​> (T&S. 82. to 99 86) Jn. —DO— G.— 101 <​111​>. &c. —also see original
The This [2 words illegible] Elder arrived at , & on
17 December 1838 • Monday
<​Petitin prentd the Legislater​> <​17​> Monday 17. presented the petiti[o]n of the breth[re]n to and others, who were very anxious to hear from as there were many reports in circulation, such as that the Mormons kept up the Danite system, were going to build the , and more blood would be spilled before th[e]y left the &c— which created a ha[r]dness in the [p. 38]
During our trial accompanied by & others at times, were busy in plundering & robbing the houses of , , & the widow Phoebe Ann Patten, & others under pretince Coler of Law, or an order from , as testified to by the members of the different families robbed.
1 December 1838 • Saturday
Decmber 1 Saturday Decembr 1, 1838 “At a meeting. (# Richrds [Levi Richards, Memoranda Book] 16, 17) Z. Wilson.”—
5 December 1838 • Wednesday
5— Wednsdy 5th The Legislature having assembled. laid before the House of Reprntivs [ Representatives] all the information in his possession relative to the difficulties between the Mob, & “Mormons.”
10 December 1838 • Monday
10 Monday 10[th]. “Copy X (facts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) 1838.” Or High council # (163 to 173)
13 December 1838 • Thursday
13 Thursday 13. “ (# High council 173, 4, 5) Clerk”
Isaac Russell who had become connected with a small camp of the of about 30 famlies going west turned from his cource at Louisiana. led them North 10 miles on the spanish clains [claims] where they built huts, or lived in tents through the winter in great suffering. Russel Turned, prophet, -[apostate]- said Joseph had fallen & he was appointed to lead the people. Chandler Rogers who was moving West, was met by a mob at & compelled to turn back. & fell in with Russels camp. Russel said he was the “chosen of the Lord,” and when they left that place they would have to go on foot & take nothing with them, & they must sell their teams &c. Some would not sell & he cursed them.
16 December 1838 • Sunday
Letter. . 16 Sunday 16 I wrote the following letter . ‘ X (T&S. 82. to 86) Jn. —DO— G.— 111. &c. —also see original
This Elder arrived at , & on
17 December 1838 • Monday
Petitin prentd the Legislater 17 Monday 17. presented the petition of the brethren to and others, who were very anxious to hear from as there were many reports in circulation, such as that the Mormons kept up the Danite system, were going to build the , and more blood would be spilled before they left the &c— which created a hardness in the [p. 38]
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