Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

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  • Historical Introduction
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Whilst the mob was at the Blue threatening the people <Saints> the<y> brn. sent <word> to a body of the Saints <brn.> about 5 or 6 miles off <to the> S. W. that the <a large> mob was there and <that they> expected to need help, whereupon 19 brn. started to go and assist them but before they reached s store they learned that the mob had returned there so they turned themselves about and started for home again.
The mob by some means learned that they were on the road west of them when <they> from 50 to 70 of them took their rifles, and mounted their horses and went in pursuit of them. After traveling about two miles they came in sight of them when they <all> fled into the woods Some went immediately home and informed their brn. of what they had seen, as soon as possible about 30 of the brn <who had lived in the settlement where the mob then was & some of whom had had their houses unroofed> took their arms and started <as soon as possible> to meet the mob. The mob meantime <they> went to ’s <a lame bro. who had not left his home> pointed their guns at him and threatened his life provided he did not tell them where the brn. had fled to. they also threatened women and children they turned their horses into the brns. cornfields and hunted [5 words illegible] for them In this manner they spent their time for about an hour when <about sundown> the thirty saints <brn> marched up and as soon as they came near the mob fired upon them and they fired back again immediately, soon the mob retreated and <left the ground they were followed a short distance but not far <by the Brn. who then stopped>> were followed a short distance Two of the mob <and a number of horses> were killed and a number more <some four or five <5 or 6>> wounded they were so scared <frightened> that they left their dead on the ground ov <over> night the saints had a num <4 or 5> wounded— one <Barber> mortally who died the next day— was shot in the bowels by the first gun fired
The same day at , , , and some others were taken for an assault and battery and false imprisonment by whom they had taken the friday night previous: And although they could not get a warrant for him for breaking the yet he had obtained one for them for catching him at it They were prisoners in the court house in open court when news of the battle reached town it was stated that the Mormons had killed 20 of the mob <and had gone to s & shot his son> In a moment as it were [p. [11]]
Whilst the mob was at the Blue threatening the Saints they sent word to a body of the brn. about 5 or 6 miles off to the S. W. that a large mob was there and that they expected to need help, whereupon 19 brn. started to go and assist them but before they reached s store they learned that the mob had returned there so they turned themselves about and started for home again.
The mob by some means learned that they were on the road west of them when they from 50 to 70 of them took their rifles, mounted their horses and went in pursuit of them. After traveling about two miles they came in sight of them when they all fled into the woods Some went immediately home and informed their brn. of what they had seen, about 30 of the brn who had lived in the settlement where the mob then was & some of whom had had their houses unroofed took their arms and started as soon as possible to meet the mob. The mob meantime they went to ’s a lame bro. who had not left his home pointed their guns at him and threatened his life provided he did not tell them where the brn. had fled to. they also threatened women and children turned their horses into the brns. cornfields and hunted for them In this manner they spent their time for about an hour when about sundown the thirty brn marched up and as soon as they came near the mob fired upon them and they fired back immediately, soon the mob retreated and left the ground they were followed a short distance but not far Two of the mob and a number of horses were killed and some 5 or 6 wounded they were so frightened that they left their dead on the ground over night the saints had 4 or 5 wounded— one Barber mortally who died the next day— was shot in the bowels by the first gun fired
The same day at , , , were taken for assault and battery and false imprisonment by whom they had taken the friday night previous: And although they could not get a warrant for him for breaking the yet he had obtained one for them for catching him at it They were prisoners in the court house in open court when news of the battle reached town it was stated that the Mormons had killed 20 of the mob and had gone to s & shot his son In a moment as it were [p. [11]]
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