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

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

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  • Historical Introduction
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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 assembly 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 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]
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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