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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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shops &c. immediately and leave the .
Those who waited on the committe were , , ,  , and
When they found that we were unwilling to com ply with their requests, they returned to the  and voted to erase the to th[e] ground, which  they immediattly did. and at the same time took   and and tarred and  feathered them threatning to kill us if we did not  leav the immediately.
They were also determined to demolish the   prevailed on them to let it stand until  tuesday next and have time to pack his goods himself
Tuesday arrived and death and destruction  stared us in the face. The whole turned out  and surrounded us came to , and  my hous and took us upon the publick square  as also , , and and wer[e]  determined to massacre us unless we agreed to leav  th[e] immediately. Finally we agreed to leave  upon the following condition.
July 23, 1833.
It is understood that the undersigned members of  the said society do give their solemn pledge ea[c]h  for himself as follows. That ,  , , ,  , , &  and shall remove with their  families out of this on or before th[e] first  day of Jan. next and that they as well as the two  herein after named use all their influenc[e], to indu[ce]  all the brethren, now here to move as soon as pos ible one half say by the first of Jan. next and all [p. 43]
shops &c. immediately and leave the .
Those who waited on the committe were , , , , and
When they found that we were unwilling to comply with their requests, they returned to the and voted to erase the to the ground, which they immediattly did. and at the same time took and and tarred and feathered them threatning to kill us if we did not leav the immediately.
They were also determined to demolish the prevailed on them to let it stand until tuesday next and have time to pack his goods himself
Tuesday arrived and death and destruction stared us in the face. The whole turned out and surrounded us came to , and my hous and took us upon the publick square as also , , and and were determined to massacre us unless we agreed to leav the immediately. Finally we agreed to leave upon the following condition.
July 23, 1833.
It is understood that the undersigned members of the said society do give their solemn pledge each for himself as follows. That , , , , , , & and shall remove with their families out of this on or before the first day of Jan. next and that they as well as the two herein after named use all their influence, to induce all the brethren, now here to move as soon as posible one half say by the first of Jan. next and all [p. 43]
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