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

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<December 19 & Ordained> Apostleship to fill vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve. When they came forward and received their ordination under the hands of and — Voted that we send a petition to the general government, and send it by mail— voted that and be a committee to draft the above mentioned petition; also it is their privilege to cho[o]se another person to assist them— Council adjourned until next Wednesday at 1 o clock at this place
— Clerk” <addenda page 15. and 19.> [HC 3:241]
26 December 1838 • Wednesday
<26> having returned to made report—— when the High Council voted that they were satisfied with his proceedings.
27 December 1838 • Thursday
<27 Anson Call whipped> Thursday 27— Anson Call went to near Elk Horn to sell some property and was taken by ten of the Mob and one Old negro, the names of some of the Mob were two of Judge Dickey’s sons, a Mr. Adams, and a constable, they then ordered him to disarm himself, he told them he had no arms about his person, they ordered him to turn his pockets wrong side outwards, they then said they would peel off his naked back, before morning with a hickory gad, they beat him with their naked hands times without number, they struck him in his face with a bowie knife, and hurt him much a number of times, after tantalizing him about four hours saying he was a damned Mormon, and they would serve him as they had others, tie him with a hickory withe and gad him, and keep him till morning, they then started and came to a hazle grove, while consulting together what course to take with him, he leaped into the brush, when they pursued him, but he made his escape and returned to
After much legislation, disputation, controversy, and angry speechifying, as the papers of , published at the time, abundantly testify, the petition and memorial were laid on the table until the July following; thus utterly refusing to grant the memorialists their request, thereby refusing to investigate the subject—
After we were cast into prison we heard nothing but [HC 3:242] threatenings, that if any judge or jury, or court of any kind should clear any of us, that we should never get out of the alive—
<2,000 dollars> The appropriated two thousand dollars, to be distributed among the <people of & .> poor the Mormons, <of not excepted, the people of thought they could live on mormon property & did not want their 1000, consequently it was pretended to be given to those of > Judge Cameron, Mc.Henry, and others attended to the distribution, Judge Cameron would drive in the brethren’s hogs, (many of which were identified) and shoot them down in the Streets; and without further bleeding, and a half-dressing, they were cut up and distributed by Mc.Henry, to the poor, at a charge of four and five cents per pound, <the cash price of pork being a cent or a cent and a quarter per pound> which together with a few pieces of refuse goods, such as calicoes, at double and treble price soon consumed the two thousand dollars, doing the brethren very little good, or in reality none, as the property destroyed by them, was equal to what they gave the Saints.
<Legislature> The proceedings of the Legislature were warmly opposed by a large minority of the house, among whom were , of , and all the members from , and Messrs. Rollins and Gordon, from , and by various other members from other counties, but the mob majority carries the day, for the guilty wretches feared an investigation, knowing that it would endanger their lives and liberties— [p. 876]
December 19 & Ordained Apostleship to fill vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve. When they came forward and received their ordination under the hands of and — Voted that we send a petition to the general government, and send it by mail— voted that and be a committee to draft the above mentioned petition; also it is their privilege to choose another person to assist them— Council adjourned until next Wednesday at 1 o clock at this place
— Clerk” addenda page 15. and 19. [HC 3:241]
26 December 1838 • Wednesday
26 having returned to made report—— when the High Council voted that they were satisfied with his proceedings.
27 December 1838 • Thursday
27 Anson Call whipped Thursday 27— Anson Call went to near Elk Horn to sell some property and was taken by ten of the Mob and one Old negro, the names of some of the Mob were two of Judge Dickey’s sons, a Mr. Adams, and a constable, they then ordered him to disarm himself, he told them he had no arms about his person, they ordered him to turn his pockets wrong side outwards, they then said they would peel off his naked back, before morning with a hickory gad, they beat him with their naked hands times without number, they struck him in his face with a bowie knife, and hurt him much a number of times, after tantalizing him about four hours saying he was a damned Mormon, and they would serve him as they had others, tie him with a hickory withe and gad him, and keep him till morning, they then started and came to a hazle grove, while consulting together what course to take with him, he leaped into the brush, when they pursued him, but he made his escape and returned to
After much legislation, disputation, controversy, and angry speechifying, as the papers of , published at the time, abundantly testify, the petition and memorial were laid on the table until the July following; thus utterly refusing to grant the memorialists their request, thereby refusing to investigate the subject—
After we were cast into prison we heard nothing but [HC 3:242] threatenings, that if any judge or jury, or court of any kind should clear any of us, that we should never get out of the alive—
2,000 dollars The appropriated two thousand dollars, to be distributed among the people of & . the Mormons, of not excepted, the people of thought they could live on mormon property & did not want their 1000, consequently it was pretended to be given to those of Judge Cameron, Mc.Henry, and others attended to the distribution, Judge Cameron would drive in the brethren’s hogs, (many of which were identified) and shoot them down in the Streets; and without further bleeding, and a half-dressing, they were cut up and distributed by Mc.Henry, to the poor, at a charge of four and five cents per pound, the cash price of pork being a cent or a cent and a quarter per pound which together with a few pieces of refuse goods, such as calicoes, at double and treble price soon consumed the two thousand dollars, doing the brethren very little good, or in reality none, as the property destroyed by them, was equal to what they gave the Saints.
Legislature The proceedings of the Legislature were warmly opposed by a large minority of the house, among whom were , of , and all the members from , and Messrs. Rollins and Gordon, from , and by various other members from other counties, but the mob majority carries the day, for the guilty wretches feared an investigation, knowing that it would endanger their lives and liberties— [p. 876]
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