Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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— also to be quiet & preve[n]t all excitem[en]t. also to to call my Guard & Staff— to head qua[r]ters— (all on file) orderd the Ligin [Nauvoo Legion] to parade 10 A M— next day—— Recd Letter fr[o]m— Esqr— that had got home clear— and all excitem[en]t abut <​occasi[o]ned by—​> was allayed at it was repo[r]ted the Mob was still gatheri[n]g at —— & that & had laid a plan to burn the of Nauvo[o] Neighbor— this night & str[o]ng police were on duty.—
Capt of the osprey calld on me
Closed orders ab[o]ut 12 [a.m.]. ready to retire— ab[o]ut El[e]ven a negro came into my officce— with an open letter with[o]ut date or name— said R D gave it him at .— to give Norton.— in that said & swore in presen[c]e of Joseph th[e]y would kill him— in two days— & a man at — would swear he hea[r]d them say so at Josph [JS’s] house
ple[asa]nt night [p. [161]]
— also to be quiet & prevent all excitement. also to to call my Guard & Staff— to head quarters— (all on file) orderd the Ligin [Nauvoo Legion] to parade 10 A M— next day—— Recd Letter from— Esqr— that had got home clear— and all excitement occasioned by— was allayed at it was reported the Mob was still gathering at —— & that & had laid a plan to burn the of Nauvoo Neighbor— this night & strong police were on duty.—
Capt of the osprey calld on me
Closed orders about 12 [a.m.]. ready to retire— about Eleven a negro came into my officce— with an open letter without date or name— said gave it him at .— to give Norton.— in that said & swore in presence of Joseph they would kill him— in two days— & a man at — would swear he heard them say so at Josph JS’s house
pleasant night [p. [161]]
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