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

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in your your information to me.— I am willing to go any  time to , for the purpose of holding a  court of enquiry, and binding over to keep the peace  such persons as I shall think ought to be restrained.
It is a disgrace to the , for such acts to happen  within its limits, and the disgrace will attach to  our official characters, if we neglect to take proper  means to insure the punishment due such offenders.
I wish to know whether and handed the writ to the sheriff of , that  I made, and issued on their affidavit against some  of the Ring-leaders of the mob in , dated  6th of this month.
I will know why he refused to execute the writ, if it  ever came to his hands. Enquire into this subject and  let me know. I should be glad to see you and agree  upon what course to take; after you have sufficiently  informed yourself, come down and see me. As you live  near the scene of these outrages you are better able to re ceive all information necessary, and prepare for future  action than I am.
Write me as soon as you are properly informed, and  state when you can come down and see me on this  business. Keep copies of all the letters you write on this  subject
Your friend, (signed) .

22 November 1833 • Friday

On the 22d, my Brother , came to live  with me, and learn the art of Printing.

25 November 1833 • Tuesday

and returned  <to > from Zion < to > on the 25th. and brought the melancholy  inteligence of the <mob in > riot in Zion, of the inhabitants per secuting the brethren.

29 November 1833 • Friday

Elder wrote the of  as follows:
“Confidential , Clay County, 29th November 1833
Dear Sir, yesterday I saw , an attorney  of this place, who informed me, that he saw the Attorney  General, Mr Wells, in Saline County, last Saturday week,  and that Mr Wells had acquainted him with your in tention of ordering a court of enquiry to be had in , in relation to the late riotous proceedings in [p. 383]
in your your information to me.— I am willing to go any time to , for the purpose of holding a court of enquiry, and binding over to keep the peace such persons as I shall think ought to be restrained.
It is a disgrace to the , for such acts to happen within its limits, and the disgrace will attach to our official characters, if we neglect to take proper means to insure the punishment due such offenders.
I wish to know whether and handed the writ to the sheriff of , that I made, and issued on their affidavit against some of the Ring-leaders of the mob in , dated 6th of this month.
I will know why he refused to execute the writ, if it ever came to his hands. Enquire into this subject and let me know. I should be glad to see you and agree upon what course to take; after you have sufficiently informed yourself, come down and see me. As you live near the scene of these outrages you are better able to receive all information necessary, and prepare for future action than I am.
Write me as soon as you are properly informed, and state when you can come down and see me on this business. Keep copies of all the letters you write on this subject
Your friend, (signed) .

22 November 1833 • Friday

On the 22d, my Brother , came to live with me, and learn the art of Printing.

25 November 1833 • Tuesday

and returned to from to on the 25th. and brought the melancholy inteligence of the mob in persecuting the brethren.

29 November 1833 • Friday

Elder wrote the of as follows:
“Confidential , Clay County, 29th November 1833
Dear Sir, yesterday I saw , an attorney of this place, who informed me, that he saw the Attorney General, Mr Wells, in Saline County, last Saturday week, and that Mr Wells had acquainted him with your intention of ordering a court of enquiry to be had in , in relation to the late riotous proceedings in [p. 383]
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