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

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My from consisted of about one hundred, mostly young men, and nearly all , , , or , and as our wagons were nearly filled with baggage we had mostly to travel on foot.
7 May 1834 • Wednesday
On the 7th. we made preparations for travelling, gathered all the moneys of every individual of the company, and appointed , Paymaster <of the company>, from <to dispurse> the funds thus created <collected and , commissary General.>.— We then proceeded on our journey, (after I requested the use of ’s Sword for the campaign which he readily granted me,) and We arrived the same evening at Chippeway and pitched our tents in a fine grove. The whole company now consisted of more than one hundred and fifty <thirty> men, accompanied by twenty baggage waggons, and we were more than sixty miles on our journey, having left but few men in , viz— Elders , and , and a few working on the .— except <and> the aged. was appointed commissary general at the time was appointed Paymaster
This day also the brethren in wrote the of which the following is a copy.
Clay county 7th May 7th, 1834,”
Dear Sir, Your favor of the 20th ult came to hand the first [HC 1:491] instant, which gives us a gleam of hope that the time will come when we may experience a partial mitigation of our sufferings. The solutary advice at the conclusion of your letter is received with great deference.
Since our last of the 24th. ultimo, the Mob of have burned our dwellings, as near as we can learn ascertain, between one hundred and one hundred and fifty were consumed by fire in about one week. Our arms were also taken from the depository (the Jail) about ten days since and distributed among the mob. Great efforts are now making by said mob to stir up the citizens of this and , to similar outrages against us, but we think they will fail of accomplishing their wicked [p. 478]
My from consisted of about one hundred, mostly young men, and nearly all , , , or , and as our wagons were nearly filled with baggage we had mostly to travel on foot.
7 May 1834 • Wednesday
On the 7th. we made preparations for travelling, gathered all the moneys of every individual of the company, and appointed , Paymaster , to dispurse the funds thus collected and , commissary General..— . The whole company now consisted of more than one hundred and thirty men, accompanied by twenty baggage waggons, , having left but few men in , viz— Elders , , and a few working on the .— and the aged.
This day also the brethren in wrote the of which the following is a copy.
Clay county May 7th, 1834,”
Dear Sir, Your favor of the 20th ult came to hand the first [HC 1:491] instant, which gives us a gleam of hope that the time will come when we may experience a partial mitigation of our sufferings. The solutary advice at the conclusion of your letter is received with great deference.
Since our last of the 24th. ultimo, the Mob of have burned our dwellings, as near as we can ascertain, between one hundred and one hundred and fifty were consumed by fire in about one week. Our arms were also taken from the depository (the Jail) about ten days since and distributed among the mob. Great efforts are now making by said mob to stir up the citizens of this and , to similar outrages against us, but we think they will fail of accomplishing their wicked [p. 478]
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