John Taylor, Martyrdom Account

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As we could not find out the exact whereabouts of Joseph and the brethren, I crossed the in a boat furnished by Br. and Alfred Bell, and after the removal of the things from the , Joseph Cain brought the account Books to me that we might make arrangement for their adjustment, and Br. , Cousin to Br. Joseph, went to obtain money for the journey; and also to find out and report to me the location of the Brethren. As was an active enterprising man & in the event of not finding Br. Joseph, I calculated to go to , for the time being and should need a companion; I said to ; “Can you go with me ten or fifteen hundred miles? he answered “Yes.” “Can you start in half an hour?” “Yes.” However I told him “he had better see his family who lived over the , and prepare a couple of horses and the necessary equipage for the journey, and that if we did not find Br. Joseph before, we would start at nightfall.” A laughable incident occurred on the eve of my departure. after making all the preparations I could, previous to leaving , & having bid adieu to my family, I went to a house adjoining the owned by a Br. Eddy. There I disguised myself, so as not to be known, and so effectual was the transformation that those who had come after me with a boat, did not know me. I went down to the boat and sat in it. Br. Bell thinking it was a stranger watched my moves for some time, very impatiently, and then said to “I wish that old gentleman [p. 27]
As we could not find out the exact whereabouts of Joseph and the brethren, I crossed the in a boat furnished by Br. and Alfred Bell, and after the removal of the things from the , Joseph Cain brought the account Books to me that we might make arrangement for their adjustment, and Br. , Cousin to Br. Joseph, went to obtain money for the journey; and also to find out and report to me the location of the Brethren. As was an active enterprising man & in the event of not finding Br. Joseph, I calculated to go to , for the time being and should need a companion; I said to ; “Can you go with me ten or fifteen hundred miles? he answered “Yes.” “Can you start in half an hour?” “Yes.” However I told him “he had better see his family who lived over the , and prepare a couple of horses and the necessary equipage for the journey, and that if we did not find Br. Joseph before, we would start at nightfall.” A laughable incident occurred on the eve of my departure. after making all the preparations I could, previous to leaving , & having bid adieu to my family, I went to a house adjoining the owned by a Br. Eddy. There I disguised myself, so as not to be known, and so effectual was the transformation that those who had come after me with a boat, did not know me. I went down to the boat and sat in it. Br. Bell thinking it was a stranger watched my moves for some time, very impatiently, and then said to “I wish that old gentleman [p. 27]
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