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

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  • Historical Introduction
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<November 4 Preached in > her companions, and to the wondering soldiers who listened with almost breathless attention while I set forth the doctrine of Faith in Jesus Christ, and repentance, and baptism for remission of sins, with the promise of the Holy Ghost, as recorded in the second Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. The woman was satisfied and praised God in the hearing of the Soldiers, and went away praying that God would protect and deliver us. Thus was fulfilled a prophecy which had been spoken publicly by me, a few months previous; that a sermon should be preached in , by one of our Elders, before the close of 1838. The troops having crossed the <Arrived at > about ten o’clock we proceeded on and arrived at past noon— in the midst of great rain, and a multitude of Spectators who had assembled to see us, and hear the bugles sound a blast of triumphant joy, which echoed through the Camp as we were ushered into a vacant house prepared for our reception, with a floor for our beds, and blocks of wood for our pillows.
< arrived at > arrived at with one thousand six hundred men and five hundred more were within eight miles of the . Thus has been visited by six thousand men in one week, when the Militia of the (before any were taken prisoners) amounted only to about five hun[HC 3:201]dred, whose arms having been secured, the Mob continued to hunt the brethren like Wild Beasts. and shot several, ravished the women, and killed one near the , No Saint is permitted to go in or out of the , and they lived on parched Corn.
ordered who had previously gone to with his troops— “to take the whole of the Men of the Mormons prisoners; and place such a guard around them and the Town as will protect the prisoners and secure them until they can be dealt with properly.” and secure all their property, till the best means could be adopted for paying the damages the Citizens had sustained.
5 November 1838 • Monday
<5> Monday 5. We were kept under a small Guard, and were treated with some degree of hospitality and politeness while many— flocked to see us.—— We spent most of our time in preaching and conversation, explanatory of our doctrines and practice, which removed mountains of prejudice, and enlisted the populace in our favor, notwithstanding their old hatred and wickedness towards our Society.
<56 Prisoners taken at .> The brethren at were ordered by to form a line when the names of fifty six present were called, and made prisoners to await their trial for some thing, they knew not what— They were kept under a close guard.
6 November 1838 • Tuesday
<6 ’s speech> Tuesday 6. paraded the brethren at , and addressed them as follows.
“Gentlemen— You whose names are not attached to this list of names, will now have the privilege of going to your fields and of providing corn, wood &c for your families— Those who are now taken will go from this to prison, be tried, and receive the due demerit of their crimes. But you (except such as charges may hereafter be preferred against) are now at liberty, as soon as the troops are removed that now guard the place, which I shall cause to be done immediately. It now devolves [HC 3:202] upon you to fulfil the treaty that you have entered into— the leading items of which I shall now lay before you— The first requires that your leading men be given up to be tried according to law, this you have already complied with— The second is, that you [p. 854]
November 4 Preached in her companions, and to the wondering soldiers who listened with almost breathless attention while I set forth the doctrine of Faith in Jesus Christ, and repentance, and baptism for remission of sins, with the promise of the Holy Ghost, as recorded in the second Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. The woman was satisfied and praised God in the hearing of the Soldiers, and went away praying that God would protect and deliver us. Thus was fulfilled a prophecy which had been spoken publicly by me, a few months previous; that a sermon should be preached in , by one of our Elders, before the close of 1838. The troops having crossed the Arrived at about ten o’clock we proceeded on and arrived at past noon— in the midst of great rain, and a multitude of Spectators who had assembled to see us, and hear the bugles sound a blast of triumphant joy, which echoed through the Camp as we were ushered into a vacant house prepared for our reception, with a floor for our beds, and blocks of wood for our pillows.
arrived at arrived at with one thousand six hundred men and five hundred more were within eight miles of the . Thus has been visited by six thousand men in one week, when the Militia of the (before any were taken prisoners) amounted only to about five hun[HC 3:201]dred, whose arms having been secured, the Mob continued to hunt the brethren like Wild Beasts. and shot several, ravished the women, and killed one near the , No Saint is permitted to go in or out of the , and they lived on parched Corn.
ordered who had previously gone to with his troops— “to take the whole of the Men of the Mormons prisoners; and place such a guard around them and the Town as will protect the prisoners and secure them until they can be dealt with properly.” and secure all their property, till the best means could be adopted for paying the damages the Citizens had sustained.
5 November 1838 • Monday
5 Monday 5. We were kept under a small Guard, and were treated with some degree of hospitality and politeness while many— flocked to see us.—— We spent most of our time in preaching and conversation, explanatory of our doctrines and practice, which removed mountains of prejudice, and enlisted the populace in our favor, notwithstanding their old hatred and wickedness towards our Society.
56 Prisoners taken at . The brethren at were ordered by to form a line when the names of fifty six present were called, and made prisoners to await their trial for some thing, they knew not what— They were kept under a close guard.
6 November 1838 • Tuesday
6 ’s speech Tuesday 6. paraded the brethren at , and addressed them as follows.
“Gentlemen— You whose names are not attached to this list of names, will now have the privilege of going to your fields and of providing corn, wood &c for your families— Those who are now taken will go from this to prison, be tried, and receive the due demerit of their crimes. But you (except such as charges may hereafter be preferred against) are now at liberty, as soon as the troops are removed that now guard the place, which I shall cause to be done immediately. It now devolves [HC 3:202] upon you to fulfil the treaty that you have entered into— the leading items of which I shall now lay before you— The first requires that your leading men be given up to be tried according to law, this you have already complied with— The second is, that you [p. 854]
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