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

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25–26 May 1834 • Sunday–Monday
Wednesday 21st we forded White River. * Sunday 25, arrived at the state line of . we had no meeting but attended to washing, baking & preparing for to contin resume our journey, <+ no. 5 addenda page 8.> [HC 2:70] [HC 2:71] [HC 2:72] which we did on monday the 26th. at and at night were aroused by the concinual threats of our enemies. Notwithstanding our enemies were continually breathing threats of violence, we did not fear, neither did we hesitate to prosecute our jiurney, for God was with us and his angels went before us, and the faith of our little band was unwavering. We know that angels were our companions, for we saw them.
27–29 May 1834 • Tuesday–Thursday
On Tuesday the 27th. we arrived at the deep river < branch of the> Kaskaskia, where we found two <log canoes> skiffs, which we lashed together, and on which we ferried our baggage across the stream. We then swam our horses and waggons, and when they arrived at the opposite shore, the brethren attached <fastened> ropes to them, <to the wagon tongues> and helped them <teams> out of the water and up the <miry> steep bank. Some of the brethren fell<ed> <a tall> trees across the river on which they passed over. Thus <When> we <had> all safely passed the river <(note 6 page 9)> * [HC 2:73] [HC 2:74] and <on> the day following <Wednesday 28th.> arrived at Decator, where another horse died.
Saturday evening May 31st.— we encamped one mile from . and made preparations for the Sabbath.
Two days previous <Thursday 29th.— #> the brethren in wrote the following letter to his Excellency .
, Missouri, May 29th 1834”
“Sir
“Your communication to us of May 2d, containing or inclosing an order on Col for the arms which were forcibly taken from us last November, was received the 15th instant, and the order forwarded to , at on the 17th giving him the privilege of returning our arms at either of the several ferries in this . His reply to the order was, that he would write what he would do the next mail (May 22.) But as he has removed to Lexington without writing, we are at a loss to know whether he means to delay returning them for a season, or entirely refuse to restore them. [p. 481]
25–26 May 1834 • Sunday–Monday
* Sunday 25, . we had no meeting but attended to washing, baking & preparing to resume our journey, + no. 5 addenda page 8. [HC 2:70] [HC 2:71] [HC 2:72] Notwithstanding our enemies were continually breathing threats of violence, we did not fear, neither did we hesitate to prosecute our jiurney, for God was with us and his angels went before us, and the faith of our little band was unwavering. We know that angels were our companions, for we saw them.
27–29 May 1834 • Tuesday–Thursday
Tuesday 27th. we arrived at the branch of the Kaskaskia, where we found two log canoes , which we lashed together, and on which we ferried our baggage across the stream. We then swam our horses and waggons, and when arrived at the opposite shore, the brethren fastened ropes to the wagon tongues and helped the teams out of the water and up the miry steep bank. Some of the brethren felled a tall tree across the river on which they passed over. (note 6 page 9) * [HC 2:73] [HC 2:74] on .
Thursday 29th.— # the brethren in wrote the following letter to his Excellency .
, Missouri, May 29th 1834”
“Sir
“Your communication to us of May 2d, containing or inclosing an order on Col for the arms which were forcibly taken from us last November, was received the 15th instant, and the order forwarded to , at on the 17th giving him the privilege of returning our arms at either of the several ferries in this . His reply to the order was, that he would write what he would do the next mail (May 22.) But as he has removed to Lexington without writing, we are at a loss to know whether he means to delay returning them for a season, or entirely refuse to restore them. [p. 481]
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