Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

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As Whilst this company was forming and going up  <to > rumor with her ten thousand tongues was busy<ly> <engaged> <in>  circulating falsehoods about them insomuch that be fore they arrived at there was <considerable> a great excitement <even there> the  <People from> people coming going <went> over <in>to and <called held> holding a  meeting and raised <stirred up> all the feelings <there that> they could against the  saints The anger of the <people of> fear not rose to a great  pitch but <and> many in <the> counties adjoining them on the south  side of the were determined that the saints should  not be set <go> back upon their lands <The people of> had furnished  themselves with <a number of> cannon and their n[e] ighbors from the  adjoining counties volunteered <by hundreds> to assist them provided  <that> the should attempt to set the saints back <again> into
The Co. from the east arrived in and their  <gentle manners &> peaceable deportment soon convinced the people of <that> Co.  of the false reports which had been circulated about them the  excitement was done away in a very few days and the people  appeared more friendly than before
After the arrival of the brn. from the east a council was  held and it was concluded that considering the great  wrath of the people south of the that it would not be  wisdom to ask the to <set> them back at that time
The people of were mostly friendly to the saints but  there were a few exceptions Nothing of importance occurred  till the summer of 1836 <however for some time> a few threats and insults from  those who were disaffected was all the hostility manifested  till the summer of 1836 * That summer the mob hostile party  strengthened it self <& became <quite> bold they whipped some & one day some> untill It was manifest that from their  threatenings and actions that they were determined to fall upon  the saints and drive them out of the if they could. <some 60 or 70 of them assembled one day rode off a few miles & stopped a Co. of movers & turned them back> <they also whipped some> It was  equally <also equally> manifest that they saints were disposed to defend  themselves against mobs <even to the shedding of blood. At that time> The most inteligent & respecta ble citizens of the saw plainly that if some thing were not  done to stop it blood would be shed, (for the mob party were  determined on driving & the saints were <as much> determined not to be <driven> drove  <by them> without first trying their strength). They had <They therefore> <Therefore called> a meeting of  those who were friendly to the Saints in which they appointed a [p. [17]]
Whilst this company was forming and going up to rumor with her ten thousand tongues was busyly engaged in circulating falsehoods about them insomuch that before they arrived at there was considerable excitement even there people went over into and called a meeting and stirred up all the feelings there that they could against the saints The anger of the people of rose to a great pitch and many in the counties adjoining them on the south side of the were determined that the saints should not go back upon their lands The people of had furnished themselves with a number of cannon and their ne ighbors from the adjoining counties volunteered by hundreds to assist them provided that the should attempt to set the saints back again into
The Co. from the east arrived in and their gentle manners & peaceable deportment soon convinced the people of that Co. of the false reports which had been circulated about them the excitement was done away in a very few days and the people appeared more friendly than before
After the arrival of the brn. from the east a council was held and it was concluded that considering the great wrath of the people south of the that it would not be wisdom to ask the to set them back at that time
The people of were mostly friendly to the saints but there were a few exceptions Nothing of importance occurred however for some time a few threats and insults from those who were disaffected was all the hostility manifested till the summer of 1836 * That summer the hostile party strengthened it self & became quite bold they whipped some & one day some It was manifest from their threatenings and actions that they were determined to fall upon the saints and drive them out of the if they could. some 60 or 70 of them assembled one day rode off a few miles & stopped a Co. of movers & turned them back they also whipped some It was equally manifest that the saints were disposed to defend themselves against mobs even to the shedding of blood. At that time The most inteligent & respectable citizens of the saw plainly that if some thing were not done to stop it blood would be shed, (for the mob party were determined on driving & the saints were as much determined not to be driven by them without first trying their strength). They therefore called a meeting of those who were friendly to the Saints in which they appointed a [p. [17]]
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