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

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  • Historical Introduction
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weekly paper, was about six thousand dollars, without the damages, which must result in consequence of their suspension.
The mob then proceeded to demolish the and destroy the goods of , but assuring them that the goods should be packed by the 23d. Instant; they then stopped the destruction of of property and proceeded to do personal violence. They took ; the of the , from his dwelling house by force, and a , and stripping them of their coats, vests and hats, or caused them to do it themselves, tarred and feathered them in the presence of the mob before the court house, They caught other members of the church to serve them in like manner but they made their escape;— With horrid yells, and the most blasphemous epithets, they sought for other leading , but found them not;— It being late, they adjourned until the 23d instant.
On the 23d instant early in the morning day, the mob again assembled to the number of about five hundred, many of them armed with rifles, dirks, pistols, clubs, and whips; one or two companies, riding into tor town bearing the red flag, raising again the horrid yell.— They proceeded to take some of the leading elders by force declaring it to be their intention to whip them with from fifty to five hundred lashes apiece, to demolish their dwelling houses, and let their negroes loose to go through our plantations and lay open our fields for the destruction of our crops.
Whereupon , , , , , and , made no resistance, but offered themselves a ransom for the church, willing to be scourged or die, if that would appease their anger towards the church, but being assured by the mob that every man, woman, and child would be whipped or scourged until they were driven from out of the , as the mob declared that either they or the mormons must leave the . or they or the Mormons must die. [p. 351]
weekly paper, was about six thousand dollars, without the damages, which must result in consequence of their suspension.
The mob then proceeded to demolish the and destroy the goods of , but assuring them that the goods should be packed by the 23d. Instant; they then stopped the destruction of property and proceeded to do personal violence. They took ; the of the , from his dwelling house by force, and a , and stripping them of their coats, vests and hats, or caused them to do it themselves, tarred and feathered them in the presence of the mob before the court house, They caught other members of the church to serve them in like manner but they made their escape;— With horrid yells, and the most blasphemous epithets, they sought for other leading , but found them not;— It being late, they adjourned until the 23d instant.
On the 23d instant early in the day, the mob again assembled to the number of about five hundred, many of them armed with rifles, dirks, pistols, clubs, and whips; one or two companies, riding into town bearing the red flag, raising again the horrid yell.— They proceeded to take some of the leading elders by force declaring it to be their intention to whip them with from fifty to five hundred lashes apiece, to demolish their dwelling houses, and let their negroes loose to go through our plantations and lay open our fields for the destruction of our crops.
Whereupon , , , , , and , made no resistance, but offered themselves a ransom for the church, willing to be scourged or die, if that would appease their anger towards the church, but being assured by the mob that every man, woman, and child would be whipped or scourged until they were driven out of the , as the mob declared that either they or the mormons must leave the . or they or the Mormons must die. [p. 351]
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