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

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

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families that were put to it <found it difficult> to get shelters. for  For The number driven out, was about  twelve hundred. Sometime in the winter  of 1833 & ’4, the ordered the criminal  acts of the people to be complained of and  laid before the Grand Jury of . For this purpose, he ordered with his company of  Blues, to guard the witnesses over to the trial,  which he did, much to the satisfaction  of the witnesses. The also requested  the Attorney General to go and assist, but  after getting there and seeing the situation  of things, and the spirit of the people, he  advised the witnesses to go home and not  try to do any thing about it, for they  would be unable to get justice. They  took his advise and returned with the  guard.
Chapter 12
Chap. 12
and visit . Strength  of the Lord’s house— proceed to — Their intentions—  The Cholera— Dispersion— — Description  Elders gather at — Learning sought for— Solem ass embly and its effects— Dedication— Book of articles and covenants  adopted— atuthorities organised
About this time, and   went to , and after  seeing Smith, who resided there, and consul ting on the subject, they received a revelation  to gather up (the strength of the Lord’s house  and go up to relieve their brethren, who  had been driven out of Zion. Accordingly,  they gathered up) about two hundred and  fifty men, who armed themselves, and with  Smith at their head, marched to , where they arrived sometime in  July, AD 1834. Meanwhile, the Mormons [p. 32]
families that found it difficult to get shelters. The number driven out, was about twelve hundred. Sometime in the winter of 1833 & ’4, the ordered the criminal acts of the people to be complained of and laid before the Grand Jury of . For this purpose, he ordered with his company of Blues, to guard the witnesses over to the trial, which he did, much to the satisfaction of the witnesses. The also requested the Attorney General to go and assist, but after getting there and seeing the situation of things, and the spirit of the people, he advised the witnesses to go home and not try to do any thing about it, for they would be unable to get justice. They took his advise and returned with the guard.
Chapter 12
Chap. 12
and visit . Strength of the Lord’s house— proceed to — Their intentions— The Cholera— Dispersion— — Description Elders gather at — Learning sought for— Solem assembly and its effect— Dedication— Book of articles and covenants adopted— atuthorities organised
About this time, and went to , and after seeing Smith, who resided there, and consulting on the subject, they received a revelation to gather up (the strength of the Lord’s house and go up to relieve their brethren, who had been driven out of Zion. Accordingly, they gathered up) about two hundred and fifty men, who armed themselves, and with Smith at their head, marched to , where they arrived sometime in July, AD 1834. Meanwhile, the Mormons [p. 32]
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