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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<September 7.> from as a Committee to enquire into all this matter as the Mobbers had sent  to that place for assistance, they said to take Smith and , but their object was to drive the  brethren from the County of as was done in — they said the people in   did not see proper to send help without knowing for what purpose they were doing it  and this they said was their errand— They accompanied us to to hold a Council  with us, in order to learn the facts of this great excitement, which is, as it were, turning the  world upside down— we arrived home in the evening.
<Camp> This morning a daughter of Elder Shumway died in Camp also Mrs. Clark’s child— The  Camp passed through , and through the River Wabash, in a northwesterly direction  through Fayette Township, and encamped about a furlong west of E. S. Wolf’s store and within  two miles of west <line> of Indiana— eleven miles— 423 from
<England Potteries> The work continued to spread in England. The Saints had some trials particularly in  Preston. While Satan was trying to Mob and murder the Church in , he was at  the same time trying to stir up strife and weaken the faith of the Saints in England  <1839> This day Elder went into Burslem among the Staffordshire Potteries  and re-commenced a work which was begun a short time previous by Elder , who had preached there a few times, and led a few into the Water.
8 September 1838 • Saturday
<Camp 8> Saturday 8th. The camp passed on into the State of , leaving Pilot Grove on the  right travelled twenty five miles 448 from .
The Presidency met in council with the Committee from together  with , where a relation was given of the whole matter, the present  state of excitement and the cause of all this confusion, These Gentlemen expressed  their fullest satisfaction upon the subject, considering they had been outrageously—  imposed upon, in this matter, they left this afternoon apparently perfectly satisfied  with the interview. News came this evening that the Mob were to attack and a few of the brethren started to assist the brethren to defend  themselves
9 September 1838 • Sunday
<9> Sunday 9th. This morning a company in addition to what went last evening went  to to assist the brethren there in their defence against the Mob  Captain William Al[l]red took a company of ten men, all mounted, and went to  <Load of Guns  intercepted> intercept a team with guns and ammunition from for the Mob in .  They found the Waggon broke<en> down and the boxes of Guns drawn into the high grass  near by the waggon, no one present that could be discovered— In a short time two men  on horse back came from towards the Camp of the Mob, and immediately behind them  was a man with a waggon, they all came up, and were taken by virtue of a Writ—  supposing them to be the men who were abetting the Mob, in carrying the guns and ammunition  to those murderers, yea and murderers too in cool blood— The men were taken together  with the Guns to , the guns were distributed among the brethren for their defence  and the prisoners were held in Custody. This was a glorious day indeed, the  plans of the Mob were frustrated in loosing their guns, and all their efforts appeared to be  blasted— The mob continue to take prisoners at their pleasure, some they keep, and  some they let go, they try all in their power to make us commit the first act of violence  They frequently send in word that they are torturing the prisoners to death, in the most  aggravating manner, but we understand all their ways, and their cunning and wisdom  is not past finding out— Captain Alred under the civil authorities in , who issued  the Writ for securing the arms and arresting the carriers— The Prisoners were brought  to for trial—
<Camp> The Camp travelled two miles before breakfast and tented on each side of the Little Ambro  near the West line of Edgar County, where the Sisters made a washing, as directed by the Council [p. 822]
September 7. from as a Committee to enquire into all this matter as the Mobbers had sent to that place for assistance, they said to take Smith and , but their object was to drive the brethren from the County of as was done in — they said the people in did not see proper to send help without knowing for what purpose they were doing it and this they said was their errand— They accompanied us to to hold a Council with us, in order to learn the facts of this great excitement, which is, as it were, turning the world upside down— we arrived home in the evening.
Camp This morning a daughter of Elder Shumway died in Camp also Mrs. Clark’s child— The Camp passed through , and through the River Wabash, in a northwesterly direction through Fayette Township, and encamped about a furlong west of E. S. Wolf’s store and within two miles of west line of Indiana— eleven miles— 423 from
England Potteries 1839
8 September 1838 • Saturday
Camp 8 Saturday 8th. The camp passed on into the State of , leaving Pilot Grove on the right travelled twenty five miles 448 from .
The Presidency met in council with the Committee from together with , where a relation was given of the whole matter, the present state of excitement and the cause of all this confusion, These Gentlemen expressed their fullest satisfaction upon the subject, considering they had been outrageously— imposed upon, in this matter, they left this afternoon apparently perfectly satisfied with the interview. News came this evening that the Mob were to attack and a few of the brethren started to assist the brethren to defend themselves
9 September 1838 • Sunday
9 Sunday 9th. This morning a company in addition to what went last evening went to to assist the brethren there in their defence against the Mob Captain William Allred took a company of ten men, all mounted, and went to Load of Guns intercepted intercept a team with guns and ammunition from for the Mob in . They found the Waggon brokeen down and the boxes of Guns drawn into the high grass near by the waggon, no one present that could be discovered— In a short time two men on horse back came from towards the Camp of the Mob, and immediately behind them was a man with a waggon, they all came up, and were taken by virtue of a Writ— supposing them to be the men who were abetting the Mob, in carrying the guns and ammunition to those murderers, yea and murderers too in cool blood— The men were taken together with the Guns to , the guns were distributed among the brethren for their defence and the prisoners were held in Custody. This was a glorious day indeed, the plans of the Mob were frustrated in loosing their guns, and all their efforts appeared to be blasted— The mob continue to take prisoners at their pleasure, some they keep, and some they let go, they try all in their power to make us commit the first act of violence They frequently send in word that they are torturing the prisoners to death, in the most aggravating manner, but we understand all their ways, and their cunning and wisdom is not past finding out— Captain Alred under the civil authorities in , who issued the Writ for securing the arms and arresting the carriers— The Prisoners were brought to for trial—
Camp The Camp travelled two miles before breakfast and tented on each side of the Little Ambro near the West line of Edgar County, where the Sisters made a washing, as directed by the Council [p. 822]
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