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

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<September 26 Camp> to the man’s word. One of the Platoon Officers said as he passed us, “Well friends we will let you go this time; but the next time we will give you the devil up to the handle” The Bugler gave a blast, and said “You’ll soon reach the promised land, dont you hear Gabriel’ s trump”.
the Camp passed on and crossing Chariton River, pitched their tents. Here they found seven of the nine waggons of the Florence Camp, from Huron which had passed them at— Illinois.
I was about home until ten or eleven o’clock when I rode out, but returned home and spent the evening—
27 September 1838 • Thursday
<27> Thursday 27 I was at home and about the City
<(p 7 Addenda note W.)>
<Camp> This morning some of the Wagons left the Camp when it belonged to others to go, which produced confusion all day there was also some murmurings and covetousness and want of liberality to impart to the hungry &c. Passed through Heattsville and— encamped on the East side of Yellow Creek, Eighteen miles where the Council spent the evening in trying to restore order—
<’s Letter> Extract of a letter from to — Dated
September 27. 1838. The force under is deemed sufficient to execute the laws and keep the peace in ; things are not so bad in that County as represented by rumor, and in fact from Affidavits I have no doubt your Excellency has been deceived by the exaggerated statements of designing or half crazy men. I have found there is no cause of alarm on account of the Mormons; they are not to be feared; they are very much alarmed.”
28 September 1838 • Friday
<28> Friday 28 I was about home until near Sunset when I rode out—
<Camp> This day the Camp passed but two houses— travelled seventeen miles and tented at Parson’s Creek— Lynn County. This part of the Country is well supplied with Wild Turkies Prairie hens, Quails, Partridges, Wild geese, ducks, snipes, Deer, Raccoon and Squirrel which the brethren sometimes succeeded in getting for food— Green Parrots, Eagles, Owls, Turkey Buzzards and cranes are found here also.
<s Camp> Elder arrived at with his Camp some time this week.
29 September 1838 • Saturday
<Camp 29> Saturday 29th. The Camp travelled fifteen miles passed through Chilicothe and encamped on the Prairie one mile west of the Town— and Holmes Waggons upset and hurt several, and several were sick—
I rode out on horseback and returning about 3 P.M. spent the evening at home
30 September 1838 • Sunday
<30> Sunday 30— I left home about ten o clock in the morning—
<Camp> The Camp crossed , passed Utica, crossed and tented on the West bank in (fifteen miles) on the farm of Brother Oliver Walker who gave each one a large pumpkin and plenty of shell beans, and the brethren felt as though they had entered the Land of Promise—
1 October 1838 • Monday
<October 1> Monday October 1. I returned home about five o clock in the evening where I tarried the remainder of the evening—
<Camp> The camp travelled twenty miles crossed Brush Creek and encamped on the West Bank, Elder left the Camp this morning and went on towards which the Camp disapproved of by unanimous vote in the evening—
<Mob at > The mob having left (after they were organized into Militia by , and and disbanded) went to Carroll County, and gathered around , threatning vengeance to the Saints, without regard to age sex or condition— So that was for a season freed from those peace disturbers—
2 October 1838 • Tuesday
<2 Camp Arrived at > Tuesday 2. Volunteers were called for to drive the herd when A. P. Tyler and Aroet Hale offered their Services with a grace becoming riper years, for they were young, and this is recorded of them as a memorial to their praise and an encouragement to others. The Camp passed on towards [p. 830]
September 26 Camp to the man’s word. One of the Platoon Officers said as he passed us, “Well friends we will let you go this time; but the next time we will give you the devil up to the handle” The Bugler gave a blast, and said “You’ll soon reach the promised land, dont you hear Gabriel’ s trump”.
the Camp passed on and crossing Chariton River, pitched their tents. Here they found seven of the nine waggons of the Florence Camp, from Huron which had passed them at— Illinois.
I was about home until ten or eleven o’clock when I rode out, but returned home and spent the evening—
27 September 1838 • Thursday
27 Thursday 27 I was at home and about the City
(p 7 Addenda note W.)
Camp This morning some of the Wagons left the Camp when it belonged to others to go, which produced confusion all day there was also some murmurings and covetousness and want of liberality to impart to the hungry &c. Passed through Heattsville and— encamped on the East side of Yellow Creek, Eighteen miles where the Council spent the evening in trying to restore order—
’s Letter Extract of a letter from to — Dated
September 27. 1838. The force under is deemed sufficient to execute the laws and keep the peace in ; things are not so bad in that County as represented by rumor, and in fact from Affidavits I have no doubt your Excellency has been deceived by the exaggerated statements of designing or half crazy men. I have found there is no cause of alarm on account of the Mormons; they are not to be feared; they are very much alarmed.”
28 September 1838 • Friday
28 Friday 28 I was about home until near Sunset when I rode out—
Camp This day the Camp passed but two houses— travelled seventeen miles and tented at Parson’s Creek— Lynn County. This part of the Country is well supplied with Wild Turkies Prairie hens, Quails, Partridges, Wild geese, ducks, snipes, Deer, Raccoon and Squirrel which the brethren sometimes succeeded in getting for food— Green Parrots, Eagles, Owls, Turkey Buzzards and cranes are found here also.
s Camp Elder arrived at with his Camp some time this week.
29 September 1838 • Saturday
Camp 29 Saturday 29th. The Camp travelled fifteen miles passed through Chilicothe and encamped on the Prairie one mile west of the Town— and Holmes Waggons upset and hurt several, and several were sick—
I rode out on horseback and returning about 3 P.M. spent the evening at home
30 September 1838 • Sunday
30 Sunday 30— I left home about ten o clock in the morning—
Camp The Camp crossed , passed Utica, crossed and tented on the West bank in (fifteen miles) on the farm of Brother Oliver Walker who gave each one a large pumpkin and plenty of shell beans, and the brethren felt as though they had entered the Land of Promise—
1 October 1838 • Monday
October 1 Monday October 1. I returned home about five o clock where I tarried the remainder of the evening—
Camp The camp travelled twenty miles crossed Brush Creek and encamped on the West Bank, Elder left the Camp this morning and went on towards which the Camp disapproved of by unanimous vote in the evening—
Mob at The mob having left (after they were organized into Militia by , and and disbanded) went to Carroll County, and gathered around , threatning vengeance to the Saints, without regard to age sex or condition— So that was for a season freed from those peace disturbers—
2 October 1838 • Tuesday
2 Camp Arrived at Tuesday 2. Volunteers were called for to drive the herd when A. P. Tyler and Aroet Hale offered their Services with a grace becoming riper years, for they were young, and this is recorded of them as a memorial to their praise and an encouragement to others. The Camp passed on towards [p. 830]
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