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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under the laws and administration of “Jo Smith”. also would frequently boast in his discourses of what they would do if the mob did not let them alone: they would fight and they would die upon the ground, and they would not give up their rights &c. when as yet there was no mob. But this preaching inspired the Mormons with a fighting spirit and some of the other citizens began to be stired up to anger. Shortly after the new town was established in , the presidency concluded to establish a Settlement in at the mouth of in Carol [Carroll] county. Accordingly and went and purchased a numbr of lots in a little town called and shortly after moved there with their families and increased their families as Settlement as fast as they could consistently. <+ 16> When Smith and [p. 51]
under the laws and administration of “Jo Smith”. also would frequently boast in his discourses of what they would do if the mob did not let them alone: they would fight and they would die upon the ground, and they would not give up their rights &c. when as yet there was no mob. But this preaching inspired the Mormons with a fighting spirit and some of the other citizens began to be stired up to anger. Shortly after the new town was established in , the presidency concluded to establish a Settlement at the mouth of in Carol [Carroll] county. Accordingly and went and purchased a numbr of lots in a little town called and shortly after moved there with their families and increased their Settlement as fast as they could consistently. + 16 [p. 51]
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