John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

John Corrill, “Brief History,” Manuscript, circa 1838–1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<Mormons I never could learn.>

Chapter 23

<Chap 23>
<Peace sought for. Miltia encamp at  . Correspondence with the officers.  Breast work. s order.>
<On sunday>  the fourth of November we heard that Generals   and with an  army were encamped on .  On sunday evening Smith came to  me to have me accompany  the next day to meet their army with  a white flag in order to open correspon dence an if possible and agree upon some  terms of peace. We went in company  <with> and about one hundred and  Sixty horseman. When we got near   we learned that the army  had moved on to Log creek and were  making their way to . We  thought proper to return and it was  with difficulty that we got back,  for the militia had come between us  and town. When we arrived we  saw a line of battle drawn up between before  us and town the town by the militia, and the  Mormons also arrayed to meet them;  but the militia for some cause with drew to their camp on Goose creek.  about dark took a white  flag and went into their camp. He  saw and othrs.   with his troops from   had joined the army,  and they were about thirteen hundred  strong. When returned he said  that had appointed  the next morning at eight Oclock to  meet a committe of Mormons and [p. 73]
Mormons I never could learn.

Chapter 23

Chap 23
Peace sought for. Miltia encamp at . Correspondence with the officers. Breast work. s order.
On sunday the fourth of November we heard that Generals and with an army were encamped on . On sunday evening Smith came to me to have me accompany the next day to meet their army with a white flag in order to open correspondence if possible and agree upon some terms of peace. We went in company with and about one hundred and Sixty horseman. When we got near we learned that the army had moved on to Log creek and were making their way to . We thought proper to return and it was with difficulty that we got back, for the militia had come between us and town. When we arrived we saw a line of battle drawn up before the town by the militia, and the Mormons also arrayed to meet them; but the militia for some cause withdrew to their camp on Goose creek. about dark took a white flag and went into their camp. He saw and othrs. with his troops from had joined the army, and they were about thirteen hundred strong. When returned he said that had appointed the next morning at eight Oclock to meet a committe of Mormons and [p. 73]
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