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

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with the Mormons on their part, The people here enmasse,  I find out will do nothing like according acceeding to their last prop osition. We will have a meeting if possible on monday  next, at which time the proposals of the Mormons will be  answered. In the mean time I would be glad, that they,  the mormons would cast an eye back of clinton, and see  if that is not a country calculated for them.
“Yours Respectfully, S[amuel] C. Owens.”
The cholera continued its ravages about four days, when  an effectual remedy for their purging vomiting, and cramping  was discovered; namely dipping the person afflicted in cold  water or pouring it upon them. <and giving them Whiskey, thickened with flour to the consistence of Starch, Whiskey was the only kind of Spirit that could be  procured at this place> About sixty eight of the  Saints suffered from this disease, of which number thirteen <fourteen>  died. viz. , Eber Wilcox, Seth Hitchcock, Erastus Rudd,  , Alfred Fisk, Edward Ives, Noah  Johnson, Jesse B. Lawson, Robert Mc Cord, ,  , <Warren Ingalls,> and Betsey Parish. <(Note 18 page 16)>
# The last days of June I spent with my old friends in the western part of .

1 July 1834 • Tuesday

<Juy 1> On the first of July < died.> I crossed the , in  company with a few friends, into , to  set my feet once more on the “Goodly land:” and on  the 2nd. I went down near and visited the  brethren. <*> <* a considerable number of the met me at s, I told them if they would humble themselves  before the Lord and covenant to keep His , and obey my counsel, the plague should be  stayed from that hour, and there should not be another case of the Cholera among them. The brethren  covenanted to that effect with uplifted hands, and the plague was stayed.> This day the “Enquirer” <published> the correspondence between  the and the camp, of the 22nd of June as follows;
<’s  communication> “Being a citizen of , and knowing that there  is considerable excitement amongst the people thereof;  and also knowing that different reports are arriving  almost hourly: and being requested by the Hon. , to meet the mormons under arms, and obtain  from the leaders thereof the correctness of the various reports  in circulation; the true intent and meaning of their pre sent movements, and their views generally regarding  the difficulties existing between them and ;  I did in company with other gentlemen, call upon the  said leaders of the Mormons, at their camp in ; and now give to the people of their  written statement, containing the substance of what  passed between us.” (signed) “.” [p. 509]
with the Mormons on their part, The people here enmasse, I find out will do nothing like acceeding to their last proposition. We will have a meeting if possible on monday next, at which time the proposals of the Mormons will be answered. In the mean time I would be glad, that they, the mormons would cast an eye back of clinton, and see if that is not a country calculated for them.
“Yours Respectfully, Samuel C. Owens.”
The cholera continued its ravages about four days, when remedy for purging vomiting, and cramping was discovered; namely dipping the person afflicted in cold water or pouring it upon them. and giving them Whiskey, thickened with flour to the consistence of Starch, Whiskey was the only kind of Spirit that could be procured at this place About sixty eight of the Saints suffered from this disease, of which number fourteen died. viz. , Eber Wilcox, Seth Hitchcock, Erastus Rudd, , Alfred Fisk, Edward Ives, Noah Johnson, Jesse B. Lawson, Robert Mc Cord, , , Warren Ingalls, and Betsey Parish. (Note 18 page 16)
# The last days of June I spent with my old friends in the western part of .

1 July 1834 • Tuesday

Juy 1 On the first of July died. I crossed the , in company with a few friends, into , to set my feet once more on the “Goodly land:” and on the 2nd. I went down near and visited the brethren. * * a considerable number of the met me at s, I told them if they would humble themselves before the Lord and covenant to keep His , and obey my counsel, the plague should be stayed from that hour, and there should not be another case of the Cholera among them. The brethren covenanted to that effect with uplifted hands, and the plague was stayed. This day the “Enquir” published the correspondence between the and the camp, of the 22nd of June as follows;
’s communication “Being a citizen of , and knowing that there is considerable excitement amongst the people thereof; and also knowing that different reports are arriving almost hourly: and being requested by the Hon. , to meet the mormons under arms, and obtain from the leaders thereof the correctness of the various reports in circulation; the true intent and meaning of their present movements, and their views generally regarding the difficulties existing between them and ; I did in company with other gentlemen, call upon the said leaders of the Mormons, at their camp in ; and now give to the people of their written statement, containing the substance of what passed between us.” (signed) “.” [p. 509]
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