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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appointed some persons to remain there, held one or two  conferences, and then returned with part of his company  to . went back with him.

Chapter 11

Chap. 11
Enthusiasm to emigrate to — Rules not observed—  Consequences— Citizens become dissatisfied— Violence to the  Property destoyed— Mormons agree to leave— Petition to the  — His answer— Further hostilities— Preparation for defence— Fatal conflict—  Mormons go to — Their reception— Grand Jury— Gen.  – Attorney General—
The church immediately began to gather  in , and on this subject  they became quite enthusiastic. They  had been commanded not to go up in  haste, nor by flight, but to have all  things prepared before them. Money  was to be sent up to the , and  as fast as lands were purchased and  preparations made, the bishop was to  let it be known, and <that> the church <might be> gathered  in. But this regulation was not atten ded to, for the church got crazy to go up  to Zion, as it was then called. The rich  were afraid to send up their money to  purchase lands, and the poor crowded  up in numbers, without having any  places provided, contrary to the advice  of the bishop and others, untill the old  citizens began to be highly displeased.  They saw their filling up  with emigrants, principally poor.  They disliked their religion, and saw  also that if let alone, they would in [p. 27]
appointed some persons to remain there, held one or two conferences, and then returned with part of his company to . went back with him.

Chapter 11

Chap. 11
Enthusiasm to emigrate to — Rules not observed— Consequences— Citizens become dissatisfied— Violence to the — Property destoyed— Mormons agree to leave— Petition to the — His answer— Further hostilities— Preparation for defence— Fatal conflict— Mormons go to — Their reception— Grand Jury— – Attorney General—
The church immediately began to gather in , and on this subject they became quite enthusiastic. They had been commanded not to go up in haste, nor by flight, but to have all things prepared before them. Money was to be sent up to the , and as fast as lands were purchased and preparations made, the bishop was to let it be known, that the church might be gathered in. But this regulation was not attended to, for the church got crazy to go up to Zion, as it was then called. The rich were afraid to send up their money to purchase lands, and the poor crowded up in numbers, without having any places provided, contrary to the advice of the bishop and others, untill the old citizens began to be highly displeased. They saw their filling up with emigrants, principally poor. They disliked their religion, and saw also that if let alone, they would in [p. 27]
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