John Corrill, A Brief History of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1839

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  • Historical Introduction
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was sent to , where were about one hundred and fifty  armed Mormons, who surrendered to him and gave up their arms.  The five prisoners who first surrendered, together with  and , who had been added to them, remained in the camp  until Friday morning, when Gen. , of , started with  the prisoners and arms to . The troops were then dis charged, except a guard around town.

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CHAPTER XXV.
 
Arrival of —Number of his troops—Prisoners selected—Marched to —Investigation—Prisoners retained—Charges against them—Conduct of the  soldiers—Prisoner killed—Property taken by citizens—Appropriation—Petition  of Mormons.
 
On Saturday evening or Sunday morning, arrived with  fourteen hundred mounted men, and said there were six thousand more  within a day’s march, but they were turned back. Previous to the  arrival of , the Mormons were gathered together and about  five hundred made to sign a deed of trust, in which five commissioners  were appointed, to whom they deeded all their property in trust for  the use of all the creditors of the church, and also to pay all the dam ages done by the Danites, and the overplus, if any, was to be refunded.   ratified what had done, and kept the well  guarded, and permitted none to go out, except now and then one to  see their families and then return again. However, in a day or two,  he gathered up all the Mormon prisoners and selected forty or fifty,  such as he thought, from the best information he could get, ought to be  punished, and put them in a store and had them guarded over night.  He then withdrew the guard from town and let the remainder go free,  but the next day marched with the prisoners to , where had been previously ordered to return the prisoners and arms  he had taken to . In , they guarded the priso ners, seven of whom (the leaders) they put in irons, and held a court  of enquiry before over them; after which they retained  thirty-six for trial, and let the rest, between twenty and thirty, go  free. Those retained for trial were charged with various crimes— treason, murder, arson, burglary, robbery, and larceny. ,  before leaving , sent to with a  sufficient force, and he so regulated matters there as to have all the  Mormons leave except a very few, who were to see  to the property, &c. The Mormons from mostly went to  .
The prisoners charged with treason and murder were confined in  jail, in and , and the rest let to bail. During this  campaign, many reports were circulated concerning the misconduct  of the soldiers, but how far they were true I am not able to say, but  I thought at the time, the officers tried to keep good order among the [p. 43]
was sent to , where were about one hundred and fifty armed Mormons, who surrendered to him and gave up their arms. The five prisoners who first surrendered, together with and , who had been added to them, remained in the camp until Friday morning, when Gen. , of , started with the prisoners and arms to . The troops were then discharged, except a guard around town.

Chapter 25

CHAPTER XXV.
 
Arrival of —Number of his troops—Prisoners selected—Marched to —Investigation—Prisoners retained—Charges against them—Conduct of the soldiers—Prisoner killed—Property taken by citizens—Appropriation—Petition of Mormons.
 
On Saturday evening or Sunday morning, arrived with fourteen hundred mounted men, and said there were six thousand more within a day’s march, but they were turned back. Previous to the arrival of , the Mormons were gathered together and about five hundred made to sign a deed of trust, in which five commissioners were appointed, to whom they deeded all their property in trust for the use of all the creditors of the church, and also to pay all the damages done by the Danites, and the overplus, if any, was to be refunded. ratified what had done, and kept the well guarded, and permitted none to go out, except now and then one to see their families and then return again. However, in a day or two, he gathered up all the Mormon prisoners and selected forty or fifty, such as he thought, from the best information he could get, ought to be punished, and put them in a store and had them guarded over night. He then withdrew the guard from town and let the remainder go free, but the next day marched with the prisoners to , where had been previously ordered to return the prisoners and arms he had taken to . In , they guarded the prisoners, seven of whom (the leaders) they put in irons, and held a court of enquiry before over them; after which they retained thirty-six for trial, and let the rest, between twenty and thirty, go free. Those retained for trial were charged with various crimes—treason, murder, arson, burglary, robbery, and larceny. , before leaving , sent to with a sufficient force, and he so regulated matters there as to have all the Mormons leave except a very few, who were to see to the property, &c. The Mormons from mostly went to .
The prisoners charged with treason and murder were confined in jail, in and , and the rest let to bail. During this campaign, many reports were circulated concerning the misconduct of the soldiers, but how far they were true I am not able to say, but I thought at the time, the officers tried to keep good order among the [p. 43]
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