History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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with the Spirit and Love of God, that I had no  hatred towards my persecutors, or anyone else.”
was next stripped and tarred and  feathered, because he would not agree to leave the  , or deny the Book of Mormon.
Others were brought up to be served likewise, or  whipped, but from some cause, the mob ceased operations,  and adjourned till tuesday the 23d.. , the  keeper of the , agreed to close that; and that may  have been one reason, why the work of destruction was  suddenly stopped for two days
In the course of this day’s wicked, outrageous and  unlawful proceedings, many solemn realities of human  degradation, as well as thrilling incidents were presented  to the Saints. An armed and well organized mob  in a government professing to be governed by law, with  the Lieutenent Governor, (,) the sec ond officer in the state, calmly looking on, and  secretly aiding every movement, saying to the  Saints “You now know what our boys can do,  and you must leave the ,” and all the Justices,  Judges, Constables, Sheriffs, and military officers,  headed by such western missionaries and Clergymen  as the , Kavanaugh, Hunter, Fitz hugh, Pixley, Likens, <and> Lovelady, and Bogart, con sisting of Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterians, and all the  different sects of religionists that inhabited that coun try; with that great moral reformer, and Register  of the Land office at Lixington, forty miles east,  known as the head and Father of the Cumberland  Presbyterians, even the Reverend Finis Ewing, pub licly publishing that the “Mormons were the com mon enemies of mankind, and ought to be destroyed”;  all these solemn realities were enough to melt  the heart of a savage; while there was not a sol itary offence on record; or proof that a saint had  broken the law of the land.
And when , who was without  guile, and Elder , walked off, amid the [p. 328]
with the Spirit and Love of God, that I had no hatred towards my persecutors, or anyone else.”
was next stripped and tarred and feathered, because he would not agree to leave the , or deny the Book of Mormon.
Others were brought up to be served likewise, or whipped, but from some cause, the mob ceased operations, and adjourned till tuesday the 23d.. , the keeper of the , agreed to close that; and that may have been one reason, why the work of destruction was suddenly stopped for two days
In the course of this day’s wicked, outrageous and unlawful proceedings, many solemn realities of human degradation, as well as thrilling incidents were presented to the Saints. An armed and well organized mob in a government professing to be governed by law, with the Lieutenent Governor, (,) the second officer in the state, calmly looking on, and secretly aiding every movement, saying to the Saints “You now know what our boys can do, and you must leave the ,” and all the Justices, Judges, Constables, Sheriffs, and military officers, headed by such western missionaries and Clergymen as the , Kavanaugh, Hunter, Fitzhugh, Pixley, Likens, and Lovelady, consisting of Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and all the different sects of religionists that inhabited that country; with that great moral reformer, and Register of the Land office at Lixington, forty miles east, known as the head and Father of the Cumberland Presbyterians, even the Reverend Finis Ewing, publicly publishing that the “Mormons were the common enemies of mankind, and ought to be destroyed”; all these solemn realities were enough to melt the heart of a savage; while there was not a solitary offence on record; or proof that a saint had broken the law of the land.
And when , who was without guile, and Elder , walked off, amid the [p. 328]
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