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

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23 July 1833 • Tuesday

Early in the morning of the 23rd. of July the mob  again assembled, armed with weapons of war, and  bearing a red flag. whereupon the , led by the  Spirit of God, and in order to save time, and stop  the effusion of blood, entered into a treaty with the  mobbers to leave the , within a certain time;  which treaty, with accompanying documents, will  appear in its proper place. The execution of this  treaty, presented an opportunity for the brethren in  Zion, to confer with the in  concerning their Situation, which they improved  by dispatching Eldr , A special Messen ger, after a delay of two or three days.
On the same day, while the brethren in   were preparing to leave the , through  the violence of the mob; the corner stones of the were laid in , after the order of  the .

2 August 1833 • Friday

On the second of August, “The Western Monitor,”  printed at Fayette, Missouri, <edited by Weston F. Birch.> published the proceedings of  the mob, as follows.
“Mormonism!”
“At a meeting of the citizens of , Missou ri, called for the purpose of adopting measures, to rid them selves of the sect of Fanatics called Mormons, held at   on the 20th. day of July, 1833, which meet ing was composed of gentlemen from every part of the  , there being present between four and five  hundred persons.
“The meeting was organized by calling Colonel Richard  Simpson to the chair, and appointing James [Jones] H. Flournoy  and Colonel , Secrtaries. It was resol ved that a committe of seven be appointed to report an  address to the public, in relation to the object of this  meeting, and the chair named the following gentleman,  to wit; . Esquire, Robert Johnston, Henry  Chiles Esquire. Colonel James Hambright, Thomas Hudspeth,  Joel F. Chiles and James M. Hunter. The meeting then  adjourned; and convened again, when Robert Johnson, the [p. 330]

23 July 1833 • Tuesday

Early in the morning of the 23rd. of July the mob again assembled, armed with weapons of war, and bearing a red flag. whereupon the , led by the Spirit of God, and in order to save time, and stop the effusion of blood, entered into a treaty with the mobbers to leave the , within a certain time; which treaty, with accompanying documents, will appear in its proper place. The execution of this treaty, presented an opportunity for the brethren in Zion, to confer with the in concerning their Situation, which they improved by dispatching Eldr , A special Messenger, after a delay of two or three days.
On the same day, while the brethren in were preparing to leave the , through the violence of the mob; the corner stones of the were laid in , after the order of the .

2 August 1833 • Friday

On the second of August, “The Western Monitor,” printed at Fayette, Missouri, edited by Weston F. Birch. published the proceedings of the mob, as follows.
“Mormonism!”
“At a meeting of the citizens of , Missouri, called for the purpose of adopting measures, to rid themselves of the sect of Fanatics called Mormons, held at on the 20th. day of July, 1833, which meeting was composed of gentlemen from every part of the , there being present between four and five hundred persons.
“The meeting was organized by calling Colonel Richard Simpson to the chair, and appointing James [Jones] H. Flournoy and Colonel , Secrtaries. It was resolved that a committe of seven be appointed to report an address to the public, in relation to the object of this meeting, and the chair named the following gentleman, to wit; . Esquire, Robert Johnston, Henry Chiles Esquire. Colonel James Hambright, Thomas Hudspeth, Joel F. Chiles and James M. Hunter. The meeting then adjourned; and convened again, when Robert Johnson, the [p. 330]
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