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

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<September 22 Saints Petition at —> hereby Petition your Excellency, praying for relief: That whereas, your petitioners have, on the 20th. inst, been sorely aggrieved, by being beset by a lawless mob, certain inhabitants of this and other Counties, to the injury of the good Citizens of this and the adjacent places: that on the— aforesaid day, came from one hundred to one hundred and fifty armed men, and threatened, with force and violence, to drive certain peaceable citizens from their homes, in defiance of all Law, and threatened then to drive said Citizens out of the County, but on deliberation, concluded to give them, said Citizens, till the first of October next to leave said County, and threatened, if not gone by that time, to exterminate them, without regard to age or sex, and destroy their chattles, by throwing them in the River. We therefore pray you to take such steps, as shall put a stop to all lawless proceedings; and we, your Petitioners, will ever pray &c &c [HC 3:82]
Benj. Hendrick James Vallance John Dougherty Benj. Hensley D. H. Barnes
Dudley Thomas Jabez Lake Moses Harris Franklin N. Thayer Wm. S.Smith
Wm. P. Lundow Albert Sorce Perry Thayer H. M. Wallace James Hampton
Jno. Hendrick Samuel Lake B. B. Bartley D. Thomas (no Mormon) Robt. Hampton
Thos. Dehart Asa Manchester Jonathan Harris Nathan Harrison Jonathan Hampton
Francis Brown Wm. Winston Wm. J. Hatfield. Elizabeth Smith Geo. Peacock
John Tilford John Clark Danl. Clark
Thos. Hollingshead John Thorp A. L. Caldwell John Proctor
Asa W. Barnes H. T. Chipman Rufus Allen James Mc. Guin
Elijah T. Rogers David Dixon Ezekiel Barnes
23 September 1838 • Sunday
<23> Sunday 23. I attended meeting both A.M. and P.M. and was at home in the evening.
<Camp> The funds of the Camp were nearly exhausted, and the Counsel was to proceed on with the journey and encamped two miles west of , twenty two miles— Some disorder in the movement of the teams, and some murmurings; Satan is trying to divide and destroy Elder Carter had to return nine miles after his horses, with great difficulty the herd was kept together. Brother Gaylord broke a waggon wheel and was badly hurt. They were hailed in and asked where they were driving the Cattle to? “Towards the Rocky Mountains” “Well, you are going into trouble”— Elder Tyler replied “We have been in that place before and know how to take it.” The people growled and grumbled like Wolves.
24 September 1838 • Monday
<24> Monday 24. The Camp was called together and the Council informed them of their scanty means, and that there had been a delinquency in consecrating their monies and goods according to the Pattern; that the Council had hired large sums of money for which they were bound and were liable to imprisonment in case of failure and must wait on the brethren for their pay, and these sums had been expended for the benefit of the Camp. They were required to bring forward their goods, which they did and Elders B. Wilber and D. Carter went forward with the Commissaries Waggon to sell them. The Camp went on and passing through Madisonville (where they were assailed with all kinds of Bugbear Stories about the Mormons, War. &c) tented on the West side of the North Branch of , on the encampment that Elder had left on Saturday with his Camp. The brethren were told that the was just a head with a military force to stop them, to which they gave no heed—
I was at home until half past eight oclock A.M. when I rode out on horseback, and returned about five in the evening
<Troops disbanded> The having heard that peace had been restored in and ordered Generals , Crowther, Lewis and Bolton to discharge their troops— The order was dated at Jonesborough.
25 September 1838 • Tuesday
<September 25. Letter> Tuesday 25th. wrote the from Mill Port That he had been in the upper part of to assist the Constable in bringing offenders to justice, and that the Major General, with the troops from and on the 18th. instant, except two companies from [HC 3:83] under his command were disbanded. Says in this letter— [p. 828]
September 22 Saints Petition at — hereby Petition your Excellency, praying for relief: That whereas, your petitioners have, on the 20th. inst, been sorely aggrieved, by being beset by a lawless mob, certain inhabitants of this and other Counties, to the injury of the good Citizens of this and the adjacent places: that on the— aforesaid day, came from one hundred to one hundred and fifty armed men, and threatened, with force and violence, to drive certain peaceable citizens from their homes, in defiance of all Law, and threatened then to drive said Citizens out of the County, but on deliberation, concluded to give them, said Citizens, till the first of October next to leave said County, and threatened, if not gone by that time, to exterminate them, without regard to age or sex, and destroy their chattles, by throwing them in the River. We therefore pray you to take such steps, as shall put a stop to all lawless proceedings; and we, your Petitioners, will ever pray &c &c [HC 3:82]
Benj. Hendrick James Vallance John Dougherty Benj. Hensley D. H. Barnes
Dudley Thomas Jabez Lake Moses Harris Franklin N. Thayer Wm. S.Smith
Wm. P. Lundow Albert Sorce Perry Thayer H. M. Wallace James Hampton
Jno. Hendrick Samuel Lake B. B. Bartley D. Thomas (no Mormon) Robt. Hampton
Thos. Dehart Asa Manchester Jonathan Harris Nathan Harrison Jonathan Hampton
Francis Brown Wm. Winston Wm. J. Hatfield. Elizabeth Smith Geo. Peacock
John Tilford John Clark Danl. Clark
Thos. Hollingshead John Thorp A. L. Caldwell John Proctor
Asa W. Barnes H. T. Chipman Rufus Allen James Mc. Guin
Elijah T. Rogers David Dixon Ezekiel Barnes
23 September 1838 • Sunday
23 Sunday 23. I attended meeting both A.M. and P.M. and was at home in the evening.
Camp The funds of the Camp were nearly exhausted, and the Counsel was to proceed on with the journey and encamped two miles west of , twenty two miles— Some disorder in the movement of the teams, and some murmurings; Satan is trying to divide and destroy They were hailed in and asked where they were driving the Cattle to? “Towards the Rocky Mountains” “Well, you are going into trouble”— Elder Tyler replied “We have been in that place before and know how to take it.” The people growled and grumbled like Wolves.
24 September 1838 • Monday
24 Monday 24. The Camp was called together and the Council informed them of their scanty means, and that there had been a delinquency in consecrating their monies and goods according to the Pattern; that the Council had hired large sums of money for which they were bound and were liable to imprisonment in case of failure and must wait on the brethren for their pay, and these sums had been expended for the benefit of the Camp. They were required to bring forward their goods, which they did and Elders B. Wilber and D. Carter went forward with the Commissaries Waggon to sell them. The Camp went on and passing through Madisonville (where they were assailed with all kinds of Bugbear Stories about the Mormons, War. &c) tented on the West side of the North Branch of , on the encampment that Elder had left on Saturday with his Camp. The brethren were told that the was just a head with a military force to stop them, to which they gave no heed—
I was at home until half past eight oclock A.M. when I rode out on horseback, and returned about five in the evening
Troops disbanded The having heard that peace had been restored in and ordered Generals , Crowther, Lewis and Bolton to discharge their troops— The order was dated at Jonesborough.
25 September 1838 • Tuesday
September 25. Letter Tuesday 25th. wrote the from Mill Port That he had been in the upper part of to assist the Constable in bringing offenders to justice, and that the Major General, with the troops from and on the 18th. instant, except two companies from [HC 3:83] under his command were disbanded. Says in this letter— [p. 828]
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