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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 5th.—> removed to — Conference adjourned to the first Friday and Saturday in January  next at ten A.M. , Clerk—

7 October 1838 • Sunday

<[illegible] to be> <7> Sunday 7 preached at commonly called the Salt Sermon—
There were seven cut off from the Church in Preston, England, this day.
wrote from
“Brigade Head Quarters, 5 miles from  < Letter> Carroll County: “— Sir Immediately after my express to you, by Mr. Warder, was sent, I  proceeded to this place, which I reached yesterday with two companies of mounted men  from . I ordered Col. Jones to call out three companies from this County to hold  themselves in readiness, to join me at Carrollton on the 5th. inst., which order has not  been carried into effect. None of the Carroll Regiment is with me. On arriving in  the vicinity of , I found a body of armed men, under the command of Dr. Austin,  encamped near , besieging that place, to the number of two or three hundred, with  a piece of Artillery, ready to attack the Town of . On the other side,  has in that place three or four hundred Mormons to defend it, and says he will die  before he is driven from thence. On the 4th. inst. they had a skirmish— fifteen or  thirty guns fired on both sides— one man from Saline wounded in the hip. The Mormons  are at this time too strong, and no attack is expected before Wednesday or Thursday next,  at which time Dr. Austin hopes his forces will amount to five hundred men, when he  will make a second attempt on the Town of , with small arms and cannon.  In this posture of affairs, I can do nothing but negotiate between the parties, until  further aid is sent me. I received your friendly letter of the 5th. inst. by Mr. Warder,  authorizing me to call on , which call I have made on him for five  companies from Platte, , and Clinton with two Companies I ordered from ,  of which I doubt whether these last will come, if they do, I think I will have a force  sufficient to manage these beligerents. Should these troops arrive here in time, I  hope to be able to prevent bloodshed. Nothing seems so much in demand here (to hear  the Carroll County men talk) as Mormon scalps— as yet they are scarce— I believe  , with his present force and position, will beat Austin with five hundred of his  troops. The Mormons say they will die, before they will be driven out &c. As yet  they have acted on the defensive as far as I can learn. It is my settled opinion,  the Mormons will have no rest until they leave— whether they will, or not, time only  can tell”
<Howard communication> Under the same date from the camp near eleven blood thirsty fellows viz.  Congrave Jackson, Larkin K. Woods, Thomas Jackson, Rolla M. Daviess, James Jackson Jr.  Johnson Jackson, John L. Tomlin, Sidney S. Woods, Geo. Crigler, Wm. L. Banks, and Whitfield  Dicken wrote a most inflamatory, Lying, and Murderous communication to the Citizens of Howard  County, calling upon them as friends and fellow citizens to come to their immediate rescue  as the Mormons were then firing upon them and they would have to act on the defensive  until they could procure more assistance— A. C. Woods a Citizen of Howard County made  a Certificate to the same lies, which he gathered in the Mob Camp; he did not go into  or take any trouble to learn the truth of what he certified— While the people will lie,  and the authorities will uphold them what Justice can honest men expect?

9 October 1838 • Tuesday

<9.> Tuesday 9th. wrote the from Boonville that “the names subscribed to the  enclosed paper (as before stated 7th. instant) are worthy prudent and patriotic citizens of Howard County”  men who would leave their families and every thing dear, and go to a foreign County to seek the  blood of innocent men, women, and children, If this constitute “worth, prudence, and patriotism”  Let me be worthless, imprudent, and unpatriotic—

10 October 1838 • Wednesday

<News from 10> The Messenger Mr. Caldwell who had been despatched to the for assistance, returned, [p. 834]
October 5th.— removed to — Conference adjourned to the first Friday and Saturday in January next at ten A.M. , Clerk—

7 October 1838 • Sunday

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There were seven cut off from the Church in Preston, England, this day.
wrote from
“Brigade Head Quarters, 5 miles from Letter Carroll County: “— Sir Immediately after my express to you, by Mr. Warder, was sent, I proceeded to this place, which I reached yesterday with two companies of mounted men from . I ordered Col. Jones to call out three companies from this County to hold themselves in readiness, to join me at Carrollton on the 5th. inst., which order has not been carried into effect. None of the Carroll Regiment is with me. On arriving in the vicinity of , I found a body of armed men, under the command of Dr. Austin, encamped near , besieging that place, to the number of two or three hundred, with a piece of Artillery, ready to attack the Town of . On the other side, has in that place three or four hundred Mormons to defend it, and says he will die before he is driven from thence. On the 4th. inst. they had a skirmish— fifteen or thirty guns fired on both sides— one man from Saline wounded in the hip. The Mormons are at this time too strong, and no attack is expected before Wednesday or Thursday next, at which time Dr. Austin hopes his forces will amount to five hundred men, when he will make a second attempt on the Town of , with small arms and cannon. In this posture of affairs, I can do nothing but negotiate between the parties, until further aid is sent me. I received your friendly letter of the 5th. inst. by Mr. Warder, authorizing me to call on , which call I have made on him for five companies from Platte, , and Clinton with two Companies I ordered from , of which I doubt whether these last will come, if they do, I think I will have a force sufficient to manage these beligerents. Should these troops arrive here in time, I hope to be able to prevent bloodshed. Nothing seems so much in demand here (to hear the Carroll County men talk) as Mormon scalps— as yet they are scarce— I believe , with his present force and position, will beat Austin with five hundred of his troops. The Mormons say they will die, before they will be driven out &c. As yet they have acted on the defensive as far as I can learn. It is my settled opinion, the Mormons will have no rest until they leave— whether they will, or not, time only can tell”
Howard communication Under the same date from the camp near eleven blood thirsty fellows viz. Congrave Jackson, Larkin K. Woods, Thomas Jackson, Rolla M. Daviess, James Jackson Jr. Johnson Jackson, John L. Tomlin, Sidney S. Woods, Geo. Crigler, Wm. L. Banks, and Whitfield Dicken wrote a most inflamatory, Lying, and Murderous communication to the Citizens of Howard County, calling upon them as friends and fellow citizens to come to their immediate rescue as the Mormons were then firing upon them and they would have to act on the defensive until they could procure more assistance— A. C. Woods a Citizen of Howard County made a Certificate to the same lies, which he gathered in the Mob Camp; he did not go into or take any trouble to learn the truth of what he certified— While the people will lie, and the authorities will uphold them what Justice can honest men expect?

9 October 1838 • Tuesday

9. Tuesday 9th. wrote the from Boonville that “the names subscribed to the enclosed paper (as before stated 7th. instant) are worthy prudent and patriotic citizens of Howard County” men who would leave their families and every thing dear, and go to a foreign County to seek the blood of innocent men, women, and children, If this constitute “worth, prudence, and patriotism” Let me be worthless, imprudent, and unpatriotic—

10 October 1838 • Wednesday

News from 10 The Messenger Mr. Caldwell who had been despatched to the for assistance, returned, [p. 834]
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