History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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<September 1.  Camp> This day the Camp passed through Cambridgeville, Dublin, Louisville, Ogdenville, Raysville  Knightsville and encamped in Frankville Township where they found it difficult to get grain, the  people being disposed to take advantage of them 22 miles— 332 from
<The High Priests met at Brother Peas’ at “,” and received into their Quorum—>

2 September 1838 • Sunday

<2.> Sunday 2. Camp passed through Charlottsville, Portland, Jackson, Greenfield and pitched tents  near the Bridge in Jones Township. Brother Merriams Child died at Centre Township.  This afternoon a miserable, malicious, drunken Stage driver ran his horses aside out of their  course and struck the fore wheel of one of the Camp Waggons and stove it in pieces, and then  drove off, exulting in his mischief. The Stage was marked J. P. VOORHEES— travelled twenty  one miles—
The first presidency attended meeting as usual in the morning— I tarried at home  in the evening to examine the Church Records, and spent a part of the time in Company  <Report of Mobs> with a Gentleman from who had become considerable excited, on account  of a large Collection of people as they say to take Joseph Smith Junr. and  for going to one ’s in , and as they said President Smith and , had resisted the officer, who had endeavored to take them &c and accordingly these men  are assembling to take them (as they say) They are collecting from every part of the country to  . Report says they are collecting from eleven Counties, to help take two  Men— who had never resisted the Law or Officer, neither thought of doing so, and this they  knew at the same time, or many of them at least, this looks a leetle too much like  mobocracy, it foretells some evil intentions, the whole is all in an Uproar  and confusion. This evening I sent for of Clay County,  who is the Major General of this division, to come and council with us, and to see if  he could not put a stop to this Collection of people, and to put a stop to hostilities  in , I also sent a letter to containing a petition,  for him to assist in putting down and scattering the Mob, which are collecting  at

3 September 1838 • Monday

<3.> Monday 3rd. Nothing of importance transpired this day, only reports concerning the  collection of a Mob in which has been collected <collecting> ever since the Election in   on the sixth of August last— I was at home most of the day— This  evening arrived in
<Camp> This morning Elder Willey’s wife died, after the burial, the Camp passed Cumberland Village  and Indianapolis, the Capital of Indiana, where they were threatened, but passed—  unmolested, with the exception of one brick bat which was hurled at one of the brethren,  but passed him unharmed, and encamped in Wayne Township near the house of Brother  David R. Miller— 17 miles— 370 from .

4 September 1838 • Tuesday

<4.> Tuesday 4th. Camp passed Bridge Port, Plainfield, Guilford, Belleville, Stilesville in Morgan County  to Marion Township in Putnam County. This morning the Presidency of the Camp exhorted  the brethren to humble themselves before the Lord and put away selfishness, covetousness,  complainings and murmurings or else expect to meet the indignation of heaven. Travelled twenty  two miles had an excellent encampment and plenty of dry wood—
This day was <I> spent in council with , he says he will do all in his power to  disperse the Mob &c we employed him and (his partner) as our Lawyers and Councillors  in Law, They are considered the first Lawyers in the , and myself—  commenced this day the study of Law under the instruction of Generals and  They think by diligent application we can be admitted to the bar in twelve months—
The result of the Council was, that myself and Volunteer, and be tried by  in , (being present,) being previously notified to attend the Council, Accordingly  Thursday next was appointed for the trial, and word to that amount was sent to (who [p. 819]
September 1. Camp This day the Camp passed through Cambridgeville, Dublin, Louisville, Ogdenville, Raysville Knightsville and encamped in Frankville Township where they found it difficult to get grain, the people being disposed to take advantage of them 22 miles— 332 from
The High Priests met at Brother Peas’ at “,” and received into their Quorum—

2 September 1838 • Sunday

2. Sunday 2. Camp passed through Charlottsville, Portland, Jackson, Greenfield and pitched tents near the Bridge in Jones Township. Brother Merriams Child died at Centre Township. This afternoon a miserable, malicious, drunken Stage driver ran his horses aside out of their course and struck the fore wheel of one of the Camp Waggons and stove it in pieces, and then drove off, exulting in his mischief. The Stage was marked J. P. VOORHEES— travelled twenty one miles—
The first presidency attended meeting as usual in the morning— I tarried at home in the evening to examine the Church Records, and spent a part of the time in Company Report of Mobs with a Gentleman from who had become considerable excited, on account of a large Collection of people as they say to take Joseph Smith Junr. and for going to one ’s in , and as they said President Smith and , had resisted the officer, who had endeavored to take them &c and accordingly these men are assembling to take them (as they say) They are collecting from every part of the country to . Report says they are collecting from eleven Counties, to help take two Men— who had never resisted the Law or Officer, neither thought of doing so, and this they knew at the same time, or many of them at least, this looks a leetle too much like mobocracy, it foretells some evil intentions, the whole is all in an Uproar and confusion. This evening I sent for of Clay County, who is the Major General of this division, to come and council with us, and to see if he could not put a stop to this Collection of people, and to put a stop to hostilities in , I also sent a letter to containing a petition, for him to assist in putting down and scattering the Mob, which are collecting at

3 September 1838 • Monday

3. Monday 3rd. Nothing of importance transpired this day, only reports concerning the collection of a Mob in which has been collecting ever since the Election in on the sixth of August last— I was at home most of the day— This evening arrived in
Camp This morning Elder Willey’s wife died, after the burial, the Camp passed Cumberland Village and Indianapolis, the Capital of Indiana, where they were threatened, but passed— unmolested, with the exception of one brick bat which was hurled at one of the brethren, but passed him unharmed, and encamped in Wayne Township near the house of Brother David R. Miller— 17 miles— 370 from .

4 September 1838 • Tuesday

4. Tuesday 4th. Camp passed Bridge Port, Plainfield, Guilford, Belleville, Stilesville in Morgan County to Marion Township in Putnam County. This morning the Presidency of the Camp exhorted the brethren to humble themselves before the Lord and put away selfishness, covetousness, complainings and murmurings or else expect to meet the indignation of heaven. Travelled twenty two miles had an excellent encampment and plenty of dry wood—
This day I spent in council with , he says he will do all in his power to disperse the Mob &c we employed him and (his partner) as our Lawyers and Councillors in Law, They are considered the first Lawyers in the , and myself— commenced this day the study of Law under the instruction of Generals and — They think by diligent application we can be admitted to the bar in twelve months—
The result of the Council was, that myself and Volunteer, and be tried by in , (being present,) being previously notified to attend the Council, Accordingly Thursday next was appointed for the trial, and word to that amount was sent to (who [p. 819]
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