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

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designs in this . We here annex a copy of the Petition to the President, signed by about one hundred and twenty.
(see petition Page 452.)
With respect &c
(signed) . & .—
Govr of
7–10 May 1834 • Wednesday–Saturday
Through the remainder of this day and a part of the 8th. I continued to organize the , appoint such other general officers as the case required, and give gave such instruction as was were necessary for the discipline, order, comfort and safety of all concerned. I also divided the whole band into companies of twelve, each, company electing their own captain, who severally assigned each man, in their respective companies, his post and duty, which was generally in the following order, two cooks, Two firemen, Two <for pitching the> tentmakers, Two watermen, one runner, Two waggoners, and horsemen, and one commissary. We purchased flour, <and meal,> baked our own bread, and cooked our own provisions, generally, which was were good though sometimes scanty; and sometimes we had Johnny cake, or corndodger, instead of flour bread. Every night before retiring to rest, at the sound of the trumpet we bowed before the Lord <in> the several tents, and presented our [HC 2:64] thank offerings be with prayer and supplication; and at the sound of the morning trumpet <about four o clock,> every man was again on his knees before the Lord, imploring his blessing throug for the day.
After completing the organization of the companies on the 8th. we re-commenced our march toward Zion, and pitched our tent <for the night> in a beautiful Grove, at Chippeway, twelve miles from , for the night. On the 9th we pro <morning of the 9th we completed our organization by the companies and> <pro>ceded onward, <encamped near Wooster> and on saturday the 10th. passed passing through , encamped for the Sabbath in Richfield. <Township. about one hour after we had encamped. Elders , and a number of others joined the Camp from the north part of >
11 May 1834 • Sunday
Sunday the 11th preached, and the company received the of bread and wine, <here we were increased in number by 8–10 brethren, in company of <Elder> Elias Benner from Richland and Stark counties, most of whom were Dutch <Germans>.>
12–17 May 1834 • Monday–Saturday
Monday the 12th. we left Richfield, for the Miami River, where we arrived, after daily marches, on the 16th.. <at Daytona Ohio> <See Addenda “no. 1” page 6> [HC 2:65] [HC 2:66] [HC 2:67]
During this march the brethren in wrote as follows,
May 15th. 1834,”
“Col. ; Sir. We have this day received a communication from the of this , covering the order herewith, and we hasten to forward the said order to you, by the bearer, Mr Richardson, who is instructed [p. 479]
designs in this . We here annex a copy of the Petition to the President, signed by about one hundred and twenty.
(see petition Page 452.)
With respect &c
(signed) . & .—
Govr of
7–10 May 1834 • Wednesday–Saturday
Through the remainder of this day I continued to organize the , appoint such other officers as the case required, and gave such instruction as were necessary for the discipline, order, comfort and safety of all concerned. I divided the whole band into companies of twelve, each, company electing their own captain, who severally assigned each man, in their respective companies, his post and duty, which was generally in the following order, two cooks, Two firemen, Two for pitching the tent, Two watermen, one runner, Two waggoners, and horsemen, and one commissary. We purchased flour, and meal, baked our own bread, and cooked our own provisions, generally, which were good though sometimes scanty; and sometimes we had Johnny cake, or corndodger, instead of flour bread. Every night before retiring to rest, at the sound of the trumpet we bowed before the Lord in the several tents, and presented our [HC 2:64] thank offerings with prayer and supplication; and at the sound of the morning trumpet about four o clock, every man was again on his knees before the Lord, imploring his blessing for the day.
we re-commenced our march toward Zion, and pitched our tent for the night in a beautiful Grove, at Chippeway, twelve miles from , . On the morning of the 9th we completed our organization by the companies and proceded onward, encamped near Wooster and on saturday the 10th. passing through , encamped for the Sabbath in Richfield. Township. about one hour after we had encamped. Elders , and a number of others joined the Camp from the north part of
11 May 1834 • Sunday
Sunday 11th preached, and the company received the of bread and wine, here we were increased in number by 8–10 brethren, in company of Elder Elias Benner from Richland and Stark counties, most of whom were Germans.
12–17 May 1834 • Monday–Saturday
Monday 12th. we left Richfield, See Addenda “no. 1” page 6 [HC 2:65] [HC 2:66] [HC 2:67]
During this march the brethren in wrote as follows,
May 15th. 1834,”
“Col. ; Sir. We have this day received a communication from the of this , covering the order herewith, and we hasten to forward the said order to you, by the bearer, Mr Richardson, who is instructed [p. 479]
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