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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Chapter 25
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<Arrival of . Number of his troops. Prisoners selected. Marched to . Investigation. Prisioners retained. Charges against them. Conduct of the soldiers. Prisoner killed. Property taken by Citizens. Appropriation. Petition of Mormons>
On Sunday Saturday evening or Sunday morning arrived with fourteen hundred mounted men and said there were six thousand more within a days 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 returned refunded. <ratified what had done and> kept the town well guarded and permitted none to go out except now and then one to see the their families and then return again. However in a day or two he gathered up all the Mormons 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 [p. [79]]
Chapter 25
Chap 25
Arrival of . Number of his troops. Prisoners selected. Marched to . Investigation. Prisioners 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 days 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 town 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 [p. [79]]
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