John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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  • Historical Introduction
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Oct. 30, 1833.
About these days we employed counsellors  to assist in prosecuting the law, which we had  been advised by J. Smith Jr the seer to do. Therefor  employed , , and of   Clay County Mo. who engeged to carry on  our Suits for $1000,00 which was agreed to be  paid by and which came from  the church.
The church was drivn by the Mob of on the 4, of November 1833, an[d] on the  night of the 13th of th[e] same month th[e] stars fell

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The situation of our brethren after leaving  their homes in in the most distresing cir cumstances, in the cold month of November fo[u]nd  it dificult to preserve life in many instances,  some fled with but few clothes, leaving their  beds and bedding, others taking with them what  they could carry, and running for their lives,  women losing some of their children while  fleeing for their lives and thus you may  Judge how the poor saints haeve suffered  after having given only a few hints of the  distress.
You will find in one of the Nos of the  Star printed at Ohio [illegible] a piece headed  the mormons which will serve to illustrate  (to be published.) Dated Feb. 1834.
I would here remark that a full account of  of the proceedings of the Mob. is pub lished in the Star at commencing  at No. 15. to the end of the volume. [p. 45]
Oct. 30, 1833.
About these days we employed counsellors to assist in prosecuting the law, which we had been advised by J. Smith Jr the seer to do. Therefor employed , , and of Clay County Mo. who engeged to carry on our Suits for $1000,00 which was agreed to be paid by and which came from the church.
The church was drivn by the Mob of on the 4, of November 1833, and on the night of the 13th of the same month the stars fell

Chapter 11

Chapter 11
The situation of our brethren after leaving their homes in in the most distresing circumstances, in the cold month of November found it dificult to preserve life in many instances, some fled with but few clothes, leaving their beds and bedding, others taking with them what they could carry, and running for their lives, women losing some of their children while fleeing for their lives and thus you may Judge how the poor saints haeve suffered after having given only a few hints of the distress.
You will find in one of the Nos of the Star printed at Ohio a piece headed the mormons which will serve to illustrate (to be published.) Dated Feb. 1834.
I would here remark that a full account of of the proceedings of the Mob. is published in the Star at commencing at No. 15. to the end of the volume. [p. 45]
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