History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 16> and said Standley set fire to my house and burnt it before my eyes, and  ordered me to leave the place forthwith. I removed from to , where I was again assailed by exterminating militia  they took me prisoner, and robbed my waggon of four hundred dollars in  Cash and one thousand dollars worth of goods, and drove me out of the  .” Sworn to before C. M. Woods— Clerk of Circuit Court
, Ill. 16th. March 1840 This is to Certify that I , am  and was a Citizen of Carroll County Missouri at the time the persecution  (known by the name of the Mormon War) commenced and terminated  between the Citizens of said State of and the Mormons, that in  the fall of 1838 in the month of September a Mob (under no regular authority  headed by Wm. W. Austin Senr. consisting of from one hundred to one hundred  and fifty men came into and ordered the Mormons to leave that  place within ten days from that time, that if they did not leave they  would be driven from there by force, the Mormons did not leave, the  appointed time came, and the mob came armed and equipped for  war, the Mormon Citizens petitioned to the of the State, but no  relief came, they sent to the General of that Brigade, who ordered the Militia  to repair to to disperse the Mob, on the arrival of the Militia Brigadier   told me the Mormons had better leave their property and  go off as his men were prejudiced against them, and he could do them no  good, nor relieve them, with that, the Mormons left— .”  Sworn to, before C. M. Woods, Clerk of Circuit Court, , Illinois.
, Illinois, March 16th. 1840 I Joseph Clark Certify that I was a  Citizen of the State of in 1838 and when peaceably travelling the  Highway I was shot at twice by ’s Exterminating Militia,  commanded by — Joseph Clark”— Sworn to  before C. M. Woods Clk Circuit Court Illinois.
, Illinois, March 16. 1840 This is to certify that I Thomas D. Casper  was a resident of the State of in the year 1838 I was not a member of  the Church of Mormons or Latter Day Saints. But witnessed the following acts of  distress— as I was on business I enquired for Terry Moppin and learned that  he with Samuel Snowden Esqre., had gone after Mr. Wilson a Mormon and had  threatened and sworn to take his life if he did not tell them his name, and they  swore they had the tools to take his life if he had not told them his name,  further they agreed that the Mormons should leave the Country of  except they would deny the faith or their religion And I heard Anthony Mc  Custion say that he would head a mob in any case, to prevent the Lawyers from  attending to any case of their (the Mormons) grievances, and he was a Postmaster.  and I saw two men that said that they had been at Haun’s [Hawn’s] Mill, at the Murder,  and one by the name of White, and the other Moppin stated that he had slain  three Mormons, and I Thomas D. Casper witnessed other things too tedious to mention  and solemnly swear before God and men that what is here written is a true statement  of facts relative to the suffering of the Mormons in the state of — Thomas D. Casper [p. 1029]
March 16 and said Standley set fire to my house and burnt it before my eyes, and ordered me to leave the place forthwith. I removed from to , where I was again assailed by exterminating militia they took me prisoner, and robbed my waggon of four hundred dollars in Cash and one thousand dollars worth of goods, and drove me out of the .” Sworn to before C. M. Woods— Clerk of Circuit Court
, Ill. 16th. March 1840 This is to Certify that I , am and was a Citizen of Carroll County Missouri at the time the persecution (known by the name of the Mormon War) commenced and terminated between the Citizens of said State of and the Mormons, that in the fall of 1838 in the month of September a Mob (under no regular authority headed by Wm. W. Austin Senr. consisting of from one hundred to one hundred and fifty men came into and ordered the Mormons to leave that place within ten days from that time, that if they did not leave they would be driven from there by force, the Mormons did not leave, the appointed time came, and the mob came armed and equipped for war, the Mormon Citizens petitioned to the of the State, but no relief came, they sent to the General of that Brigade, who ordered the Militia to repair to to disperse the Mob, on the arrival of the Militia Brigadier told me the Mormons had better leave their property and go off as his men were prejudiced against them, and he could do them no good, nor relieve them, with that, the Mormons left— .” Sworn to, before C. M. Woods, Clerk of Circuit Court, , Illinois.
, Illinois, March 16th. 1840 I Joseph Clark Certify that I was a Citizen of the State of in 1838 and when peaceably travelling the Highway I was shot at twice by ’s Exterminating Militia, commanded by — Joseph Clark”— Sworn to before C. M. Woods Clk Circuit Court Illinois.
, Illinois, March 16. 1840 This is to certify that I Thomas D. Casper was a resident of the State of in the year 1838 I was not a member of the Church of Mormons or Latter Day Saints. But witnessed the following acts of distress— as I was on business I enquired for Terry Moppin and learned that he with Samuel Snowden Esqre., had gone after Mr. Wilson a Mormon and had threatened and sworn to take his life if he did not tell them his name, and they swore they had the tools to take his life if he had not told them his name, further they agreed that the Mormons should leave the Country of except they would deny the faith or their religion And I heard Anthony Mc Custion say that he would head a mob in any case, to prevent the Lawyers from attending to any case of their (the Mormons) grievances, and he was a Postmaster. and I saw two men that said that they had been at Haun’s [Hawn’s] Mill, at the Murder, and one by the name of White, and the other Moppin stated that he had slain three Mormons, and I Thomas D. Casper witnessed other things too tedious to mention and solemnly swear before God and men that what is here written is a true statement of facts relative to the suffering of the Mormons in the state of — Thomas D. Casper [p. 1029]
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