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

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<October 2 —> and I went in company with , , and and met them some miles out and escorted them into the City, where they encamped  on the Public Square, directly South and close by the cellar for the . Here friends  greeted Friends in the name of the Lord. Patriarch at  furnished a Beef for the camp. provided a supper for the Sick, and  the Brethren provided for them like men of God, for they were hungry having eat but little  for several days, and had travelled eleven miles this day. 866 miles from the  way the Camp travelled.
The Mob pressed harder upon and fired upon the Saints—
3 October 1838 • Wednesday
<Camp 3> Wednesday 3. The Camp continued their journey to Ambrosial Creek, where they pitched  their tents. I went with them, a mile or two, to a beautiful Spring on the Prairie  accompanied by , and , with whom I  returned from thence to the , where I spent the remainder of the day.
Sister Alice Hodgin died at Preston on the 2nd. of September 1838, and it was such  < trial  for murder> a wonderful thing for a Latter Day Saint to die in England, that Elder was  arraigned before the Mayor’s Court at Preston, on the third of October, charged with  “killing and slaying” the said Alice with a “black stick”, &c but was discharged without  being permitted to make his defence, as soon as it was discovered that the iniquity of  his accusers was about to be made manifest—
The Mob continued to fire upon the Brethren at
< to > The following is an extract from Express to
“Dear Sir:— I received this morning an affidavit from Carroll County. The following is  a copy. on his Oath states, that on the night of the first of October,  there was collected in the vicinity of an armed force, consisting of from thirty  to fifty persons, and on the morning of the second of October, came into the Town of   and fired on the civil inhabitants of that place. Thirteen of said  individuals were seen by me in that place, and I believe there is actually an  insurrecton in that place. — Subscribed and sworn to this  3rd. day of October 1838 William B. Morton J.P. In consequence of which information,  and belief of an attack being made on said place, I have ordered out the two companies  raised by your order, to be held in readiness under the commands of Captains   and Houston, to march for , in Carroll County, by eight o clock tomorrow  morning, armed and equipped as the Law directs, with six days provisions and  fifty rounds of Powder and Ball. I will proceed with these troops in person,  leaving Colonel Thompson in command on . As soon as I reach I will advise you of the state of affairs more fully. I will use all due precaution  in the affair, and deeply regret the necessity of this recourse—  Brig. Gen. 2nd. Brig. 3 Div.”
4 October 1838 • Thursday
<Camp 4> Thursday 4. This is a day long to be remembered by that part of the Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter Day Saints— called the <the camp, or> Camp No. 1. for they arrived at their  destination and began to pitch their tents about Sun Set, when one of the Brethren  living in the place proclaimed with a loud voice
“Brethren, your long and tedious journey  is now ended. you are now in the public square of , this is the  place where Adam blessed his posterity, when they rose up and called him Michael  the Prince, the Arch Angel and he being full of the Holy Ghost predicted what should  befal his posterity to the latest generation”
see Doctrine and Covenants.
I spent most of this day with my family.
<> The Mob again fired upon the Saints at who were compelled to return the fire in  self-defence. To shew how fire brands, arrows, and death were scattered through the [p. 831]
October 2 — and I went in company with , , and and met them some miles out and escorted them into the City, where they encamped on the Public Square, directly South and close by the cellar for the . Here friends greeted Friends in the name of the Lord. Patriarch at — furnished a Beef for the camp. provided a supper for the Sick, and the Brethren provided for them like men of God, for they were hungry having eat but little for several days, and had travelled eleven miles this day. 866 miles from the way the Camp travelled.
The Mob pressed harder upon and fired upon the Saints—
3 October 1838 • Wednesday
Camp 3 Wednesday 3. The Camp continued their journey to Ambrosial Creek, where they pitched their tents. I went with them, a mile or two, to a beautiful Spring on the Prairie accompanied by , and , with whom I returned from thence to the , where I spent the remainder of the day.
Sister Alice Hodgin died at Preston on the 2nd. of September 1838, and it was such trial for murder a wonderful thing for a Latter Day Saint to die in England, that Elder was arraigned before the Mayor’s Court at Preston, on the third of October, charged with “killing and slaying” the said Alice with a “black stick”, &c but was discharged without being permitted to make his defence, as soon as it was discovered that the iniquity of his accusers was about to be made manifest—
The Mob continued to fire upon the Brethren at
to The following is an extract from Express to
“Dear Sir:— I received this morning an affidavit from Carroll County. The following is a copy. on his Oath states, that on the night of the first of October, there was collected in the vicinity of an armed force, consisting of from thirty to fifty persons, and on the morning of the second of October, came into the Town of and fired on the civil inhabitants of that place. Thirteen of said individuals were seen by me in that place, and I believe there is actually an insurrecton in that place. — Subscribed and sworn to this 3rd. day of October 1838 William B. Morton J.P. In consequence of which information, and belief of an attack being made on said place, I have ordered out the two companies raised by your order, to be held in readiness under the commands of Captains and Houston, to march for , in Carroll County, by eight o clock tomorrow morning, armed and equipped as the Law directs, with six days provisions and fifty rounds of Powder and Ball. I will proceed with these troops in person, leaving Colonel Thompson in command on . As soon as I reach I will advise you of the state of affairs more fully. I will use all due precaution in the affair, and deeply regret the necessity of this recourse— — Brig. Gen. 2nd. Brig. 3 Div.”
4 October 1838 • Thursday
Camp 4 Thursday 4. This is a day long to be remembered by that part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— called the the camp, or Camp No. 1. for they arrived at their destination and began to pitch their tents about Sun Set, when one of the Brethren living in the place proclaimed with a loud voice
“Brethren, your long and tedious journey is now ended. you are now in the public square of , this is the place where Adam blessed his posterity, when they rose up and called him Michael the Prince, the Arch Angel and he being full of the Holy Ghost predicted what should befal his posterity to the latest generation”
see Doctrine and Covenants.
I spent most of this day with my family.
The Mob again fired upon the Saints at who were compelled to return the fire in self-defence. To shew how fire brands, arrows, and death were scattered through the [p. 831]
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