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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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On Friday night, the first of November, a party of the  mob, proceeded to attack a of the at  the prairie, about twelve or fourteen miles from the  village. Two of their numbers were sent in advance,  as spies, viz, Robert Johnson, and one Harris, armed  with two guns, and three pistols. They were discovered  by some of the saints, and without the least injury  being done to them, said mob (Johnson,) struck with the brich [breech] of his gun, over the head, after  which they were taken and detained till morning;  which, it was believed, prevented a general attack  of the mob that night. In the morning, they were  liberated, without receiving the least injury. Th
The same night (Friday,) another party in , commenced stoning houses, breaking  down doors and windows, destroying furniture &c.  This night, the brick part, attached to the dwelling house  of , was partly pulled down, and the  windows of his dwelling broken in with brick bats and  rocks; while a gentleman, (stranger) lay sick <with a fever> in his house.
The same night, three doors of the of Messrs  Gilbert and Whitney, were split open; and after mid night, the goods lay scattered in the streets, such as  calicoes, handkerchiefs, shawls, cambricks, &c; to which  fact An express came from their village after midnight  to a party of their men, who had embodied about  half a mile from the village, for the safety of their  lives; stating that the mob were tearing down house , and scattering the goods of the store in the streets.  The main body of the Mob fled, at the approach  of this company. One was caught  in the act of throwing rocks and brick-bats  into the doors, while the goods lay strung around  him in the streets, and was immediately taken  before Esquire; and a complaint  was then made to said , and a warrant  requested, that said might be secured;  but said refused to do any thing in the  case at that time. Said was then liberated. [p. 367]
On Friday night, the first of November, a party of the mob, proceeded to attack a of the at the prairie, about twelve or fourteen miles from the village. Two of their numbers were sent in advance, as spies, viz, Robert Johnson, and one Harris, armed with two guns, and three pistols. They were discovered by some of the saints, and without the least injury being done to them, said mob (Johnson,) struck with the brich [breech] of his gun, over the head, after which they were taken and detained till morning; which, it was believed, prevented a general attack of the mob that night. In the morning, they were liberated, without receiving the least injury.
The same night (Friday,) another party in , commenced stoning houses, breaking down doors and windows, destroying furniture &c. This night, the brick part, attached to the dwelling house of , was partly pulled down, and the windows of his dwelling broken in with brick bats and rocks; while a gentleman, (stranger) lay sick with a fever in his house.
The same night, three doors of the of Messrs Gilbert and Whitney, were split open; and after midnight, the goods lay scattered in the streets, such as calicoes, handkerchiefs, shawls, cambricks, &c; An express came from the village after midnight to a party of their men, who had embodied about half a mile from the village, for the safety of their lives; stating that the mob were tearing down house, and scattering the goods of the store in the streets. The main body of the Mob fled, at the approach of this company. One was caught in the act of throwing rocks and brick-bats into the doors, while the goods lay strung around him in the street, and was immediately taken before Esquire; and a complaint was then made to said , and a warrant requested, that said might be secured; but said refused to do any thing in the case at that time. Said was then liberated. [p. 367]
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