John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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Chapter 13

Chapter 13.
June 1, 1834.
The mob, have sent  a Mr. Samuel Campbell to harangue the  people of on the subject of  Mobocracy. For th[e]y anticipated that they  needed help, therefore, they sent runners in the  adjoining Counties to strengthen themselves  against the day when the should  arrive, I mean the company headed by  Joseph Smith Jr. the seer, who were now on  their way to this land. Campbell succeeded  in embittering the minds as of some, and the  Idea that Joseph should v[e]nture to bring an  armed force into this uper country to afford  relief to the poor and afflicted saints, enraged  the enemy, and darkness, gloom, and constern ation pervaded the countenance of every enemy  that was in se[e]n in this uper country, some said  they were fearful of the consequenc[e] of such  a bold an attempt. others were fearful of their  lives and fortune and thus it was.
The aforesaid Campbell had a petition  to get signors, to turn o[u]t and help them, he,  went from place to place, and held metings  for that purpose, but obtained only about  20 signors in
The Saints here are preparing with all  possible speed to arm themselves and otherwise  prepare to go to when the  Camp arrives, for we have had some hints  from Joseph th[e] seer that this will be our  privilege: so we were in hopes that the long  wished for day will soon arrive. [p. 66]

Chapter 13

Chapter 13.
June 1, 1834.
The mob, have sent a Mr. Samuel Campbell to harangue the people of on the subject of Mobocracy. For they anticipated that they needed help, therefore, they sent runners in the adjoining Counties to strengthen themselves against the day when the should arrive, I mean the company headed by Joseph Smith Jr. the seer, who were now on their way to this land. Campbell succeeded in embittering the minds of some, and the Idea that Joseph should venture to bring an armed force into this uper country to afford relief to the poor and afflicted saints, enraged the enemy, and darkness, gloom, and consternation pervaded the countenance of every enemy that was seen in this uper country, some said they were fearful of the consequence of such a bold an attempt. others were fearful of their lives and fortune and thus it was.
The aforesaid Campbell had a petition to get signors, to turn out and help them, he, went from place to place, and held metings for that purpose, but obtained only about 20 signors in
The Saints here are preparing with all possible speed to arm themselves and otherwise prepare to go to when the Camp arrives, for we have had some hints from Joseph the seer that this will be our privilege: so we were in hopes that the long wished for day will soon arrive. [p. 66]
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