Affidavit from Hiram Mount and John Cunningham, 20 June 1844

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June 20th 1844
State of Illinois)
Hancock County)
City of )
Personaly appeard before me <​​> an acting Justice of the peace in and for the County of Nauvoo <​​> Hiram B. Mount and John Cunningham, who being duley sworn, depose and say, that George Baker, John Banks, Joseph Barber, and two others came to your deponants on Saturday the 15th Inst, at in sd and demanded our arms, we replied we we had none, when they required of us to go with them to to take Joseph Smith and others prisoners and they promised to supply us with arms 2d if we would not do that we were required to leave our <​homes​> and go to , we must either go against Smith or take part with him; they then told us they intended to go to to take Smith and if they could not take him, they would take some of the head men of Smith’s clan, and hold them under bonds of death until smith was delivered up to them and your deponants further say, that Banks told them if they could not get volunteers enough they would get a fource that would take him.
Hiram B Mount
John Cunningham
X <​his mark​>
Subscribed and sworn to this 20th day of June 1844— before me
J. P. Ls [p. [1]]
H. B. Mount & so forth <​John Cunningham​>
Affidavit taken June 20th 1844
 
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    Insertion in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Signature of Hiram Mount.  

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    Signature in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Mark of John Cunningham.  

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    Insertion in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Signature of Aaron Johnson.  

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    Docket in handwriting of John McEwan.  

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    Insertion in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Notation in graphite in unidentified handwriting.