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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<which they did, and were tried before and bound over. Then and returned home.>
Chapter 20
<Chap 20>
<Gathering continued. Prisoners taken. Arms taken. Dispersion by the militia. Gathering at . . Petition to the . Mormons leave . There spirits and feelings become desperate>
<This however> did not satisfy the people of . In my opinion their great object was to get rid of the Mormons in their . The excitement grew worse and worse, the people continued to gather to the number of two or three hundred in and appointed Dr Austin of Carol [Carroll] as their leader. The mormons also gathered at under ready for defense. Sentinels were kept out by both parties, and they recoinnoirtered the country as they thought proper. A party of Austin’s men fired on two Mormons a man and a boy, the man escaped but the boy they took prisoner. They also sent to and got sixty or eighty stand of arms; but on their way to the waggon broke down, and the Mormons got news of it and sent ten men who took the arms forty five four in number and three men prisioners and carried them to . These were afterwards delivered up to as he passed through on his way to . A messenger <from the Mormons> with this news, and together with affidavits taken before , was sent to , who ordered out five hundrd militia to quell the disturbance. with a company from the Platt country had joined Austin’s company, and some Mormons from had joined ’s company. Thus the militia found them. placed the [p. 63]
which they did, and were tried before and bound over. Then and returned home.
Chapter 20
Chap 20
Gathering continued. Prisoners taken. Arms taken. Dispersion by the militia. Gathering at . . Petition to the . Mormons leave . There spirits and feelings become desperate
This however did not satisfy the people of . In my opinion their great object was to get rid of the Mormons in their . The excitement grew worse and worse, the people continued to gather to the number of two or three hundred in and appointed Dr Austin of Carol [Carroll] as their leader. The mormons also gathered at under ready for defense. Sentinels were kept out by both parties, and they recoinnoirtered the country as they thought proper. A party of Austin’s men fired on two Mormons a man and a boy, the man escaped but the boy they took prisoner. They also sent to and got sixty or eighty stand of arms; but on their way to the waggon broke down, and the Mormons got news of it and sent ten men who took the arms forty four in number and three men prisioners and carried them to . These were afterwards delivered up to as he passed through on his way to . A messenger from the Mormons with this news, together with affidavits taken before , was sent to , who ordered out five hundrd militia to quell the disturbance. with a company from the Platt country had joined Austin’s company, and some Mormons from had joined ’s company. Thus the militia found them. placed the [p. 63]
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