“A History, of the Persecution, of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints in Missouri,” December 1839–October 1840

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they would not do upon any considera tion whatever. This had the desired  effect, for the day came and passed off  without any molestation, with the ex ception, of a few more threats being  made on the part of the mob, which  soon died away, and the idea of driving  was hushed for the present.
In the mean time, the citizens of   were making every exertion  to improve that county. The town of   was laid out one mile square,  and the most of the lots sold; and in  one year from the time of the first set tlement in , there were from  one hundred to one hundred and fifty  dwelling houses erected in that place,  six dry good stores in operation, one  grocery and several mechanic shops.  There were in the , nearly or  quite three hundred farms opened and  several thousand acres under cultiva tion also, four saw and five grist mills  doing good business. Thus we can see  that in the short space of one year, the  solitary place was made glad for them,  and the wilderness was converted into  a fruitful field. [p. 66]
they would not do upon any consideration whatever. This had the desired effect, for the day came and passed off without any molestation, with the exception, of a few more threats being made on the part of the mob, which soon died away, and the idea of driving was hushed for the present.
In the mean time, the citizens of were making every exertion to improve that county. The town of was laid out one mile square, and the most of the lots sold; and in one year from the time of the first settlement in , there were from one hundred to one hundred and fifty dwelling houses erected in that place, six dry good stores in operation, one grocery and several mechanic shops. There were in the , nearly or quite three hundred farms opened and several thousand acres under cultivation also, four saw and five grist mills doing good business. Thus we can see that in the short space of one year, the solitary place was made glad for them, and the wilderness was converted into a fruitful field. [p. 66]
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