Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

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was also petitioned to afford us some  assistance: He sent a company off of about 100 men  but instead of affording us any relief we were told  by that he could afford none in conse quence of the greater part of his Company under their  officers Capt. having mutinized  about 70 waggons left Duet for and duri[n]g  their Journey were continually insulted by the mob  who threatened to destroy us: in our Journey  several of our Friends died and had to be interred withou[t]  a Coffin & under such Circumstances which were extreem ly distressing: Immediately on my arrival of  at we are I was informed by that  from that a company of about 800  were marching towards a settlement of our Brethren  in and he advised that thee we should  immediately go to protect our Brethren in (in what he called Whites town) untill he  should get the malitia to put them down immedi ately a company a company of malitia <to the number of sixty> who were  going on their rout to that place he ordered back be leiving <as he said> that they were not to be depended upon and  to use his own language were “damned” rotten hearted”  Colonel Hinckle aggreeably aggreable to the advise of a number of our Brethren volunteered  to go to to render what assistance they could  <My labors having been principally expended in w[h]ere I  intended to take up my residence & having a house in Building & having of other prosperty  there I hastened up to that place &>  While I was there a number of the Brethrens Houses  were burnt and depredations were continually  committed such as driving off Horses, Cattle Sheep &c &c  Being deprived of shelter & <others> having no safety in  their Houses which were scattering and continualy <being alarmed>  at the approach of the mobs: they had to flock togeth[er] and  their sufferings were under very great in consequence  of their defenceless situation being exposed to the [p. [3]]
was also petitioned to afford us some assistance: He sent a company of about 100 men but instead of affording us any relief we were told by that he could afford none in consequence of the greater part of his Company under their officers Capt. having mutinized about 70 waggons left Duet for and during their Journey were continually insulted by the mob who threatened to destroy us: in our Journey several of our Friends died and had to be interred without a Coffin & under such Circumstances which were extreemly distressing: Immediately on my arrival at I was informed that from that a company of about 800 were marching towards a settlement of our Brethren in and he advised that we should immediately go to protect our Brethren in (in what he called Whites town) untill he should get the malitia to put them down a company of malitia to the number of sixty who were on their rout to that place he ordered back beleiving as he said that they were not to be depended upon and to use his own language were “damned” rotten hearted” Colonel aggreable to the advise of a number of our Brethren volunteered to go to to render what assistance they could My labors having been principally expended in where I intended to take up my residence & having a house in Building & having of other prosperty there I hastened up to that place & While I was there a number of the Brethrens Houses were burnt and depredations were continually committed such as driving off Horses, Cattle Sheep &c &c Being deprived of shelter & others having no safety in their Houses which were scattering and being alarmed at the approach of the mobs: they had to flock together their sufferings were very great in consequence of their defenceless situation being exposed to the [p. [3]]
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