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
Benj. HendrickJames VallanceJohn DoughertyBenj. HensleyD. H. Barnes
Dudley ThomasJabez LakeMoses HarrisFranklin N. ThayerWm. S.Smith
Wm. P. LundowAlbert SorcePerry ThayerH. M. WallaceJames Hampton
Jno. HendrickSamuel LakeB. B. BartleyD. Thomas (no Mormon)Robt. Hampton
Thos. DehartAsa ManchesterJonathan HarrisNathan HarrisonJonathan Hampton
Francis BrownWm. WinstonWm. J. Hatfield.Elizabeth SmithGeo. Peacock
John TilfordJohn ClarkDanl. Clark
Thos. HollingsheadJohn ThorpA. L. CaldwellJohn Proctor
Asa W. BarnesH. T. ChipmanRufus AllenJames Mc. Guin
Elijah T. RogersDavid DixonEzekiel 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 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
Benj. HendrickJames VallanceJohn DoughertyBenj. HensleyD. H. Barnes
Dudley ThomasJabez LakeMoses HarrisFranklin N. ThayerWm. S.Smith
Wm. P. LundowAlbert SorcePerry ThayerH. M. WallaceJames Hampton
Jno. HendrickSamuel LakeB. B. BartleyD. Thomas (no Mormon)Robt. Hampton
Thos. DehartAsa ManchesterJonathan HarrisNathan HarrisonJonathan Hampton
Francis BrownWm. WinstonWm. J. Hatfield.Elizabeth SmithGeo. Peacock
John TilfordJohn ClarkDanl. Clark
Thos. HollingsheadJohn ThorpA. L. CaldwellJohn Proctor
Asa W. BarnesH. T. ChipmanRufus AllenJames Mc. Guin
Elijah T. RogersDavid DixonEzekiel 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 under his command were disbanded. Says in this letter— [p. 828]
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