Appendix 3: Willard Richards, Journal Excerpt, 23–27 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and agre[e]d to change of venue before Justice Greenleaf— & to send for Dr Lyon
Col. . Dr Williams M Lyne. Dr & samu[e]l as witnesses.— 9.25. minuts
27. mi[nutes] past 9. & Col [Thomas] Geddes— arrivd at the jail.—— Joseph stated.— the coming of the constable. gave up—— called upon some 20 by-standers— that we submittd.—— but. fear of life. go before .— go on prairie— to Apenoose— Habeus co[r]pus—— Letter to — wrote another Letter to by— .—— sent. & — Certificate.— Proclamation.
orders— of Lut gen to .—
explaind—— about passes— &c arrests.— Marshalld the Legion. had no power any thi[n]g further.—— b[r]ought here.—
acted on this the state of the Habeus corpus—
trial before .—
thought suffic[ie]nt time had not been allowed by the posse— to get ready.— can be very safely admittd that your statem[en]ts are— true was satisfied now they had.— B◊◊s said it would be unsafe for Joseph to [illegible] [p. [29]]
and agreed to change of venue before Justice Greenleaf— & to send for Dr Lyon
Col. . Dr Williams M Lyne. Dr & samuel as witnesses.— 9.25. minuts
27. minutes past 9. & Col Thomas Geddes— arrivd at the jail.—— Joseph stated.— the coming of the constable. gave up—— called upon some 20 by-standers— that we submittd.—— but. fear of life. go before .— go on prairie— to Apenoose— Habeus corpus—— Letter to — wrote another Letter to by— .—— sent. & — Certificate.— Proclamation.
orders— of Lut gen to .—
explaind—— about passes— &c arrests.— Marshalld the Legion. had no power any thing further.—— brought here.—
acted on the state of the Habeus corpus—
trial before .—
thought sufficient time had not been allowed by the posse— to get ready.— can be very safely admittd that your statements are— true was satisfied now they had.— Bs said it would be unsafe for Joseph to [p. [29]]
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