Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

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one of the company drew a pistol and swore that he would blow out his brains but the ball laid bare his skull without fracturing of it— and <thus narrowly> his life was preserved he escaped with his life. A party of the saints were collected near by who hearing the disturbance went to the place the mob began to fire upon them and they returned the compliment, a few guns were discharged from both parties though the fire was not general at length a young man of the mob was shot through the thigh which caused <Soon after> the mob to disperse<d> soon after for that night
Sunday Nov. 3d. much <Many> threatenings were heard from the mobbers that day they were <greatly enraged and were> exerting themselves to strengthen their party; for as yet some appeared friendly to the brn. such told them that <that> they expected that they all would all be massacred for the enemy were about to get a six pounder and come out openly against them the next day.
Monday the <Nov.> 4th inst, came A large mob collected <at ’s store about a mile> west of the big Blue <they came to the Blue,> and took the ferry boat <and> at the big Blue, they also threatened some lives &.C., but for some cause unknown they left the Blue and returned to s store again. [p. [10]]
one of the company drew a pistol and swore that he would blow out his brains but the ball laid bare his skull without fracturing it— thus narrowly he escaped with his life. A party of the saints were collected near by who hearing the disturbance went to the place the mob began to fire upon them and they returned the compliment, a few guns were discharged from both parties though the fire was not general at length a young man of the mob was shot through the thigh Soon after the mob dispersed for that night
Sunday Nov. 3d. much Many threatenings were heard from the mobbers they were greatly enraged and were exerting themselves to strengthen their party; for as yet some appeared friendly to the brn. such told them that they expected they would all be massacred for the enemy were about to get a six pounder and come out openly against them the next day.
Monday Nov. 4th , A large mob collected at ’s store about a mile they came to the Blue, took the ferry boat and , threatened some lives &.C., but for some cause unknown they left the Blue and returned to s store again. [p. [10]]
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