Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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we might as well die fighting  as freeze to death. I went into  a tavern & plead our cause to  get admission. The Landlord said  he could not keep us for love or  money. I told him we must &  would stay let the consequence  be what it might, for we must  stay or perish. the Landlord said  they had heard the mormons were  very bad people & the inhabitants  of the Paris had combined not to  have any thing to do with them  but we might stay. I told him  we would stay but no thanks  to him & we went in & all [p. 10]
we might as well die fighting as freeze to death. I went into a tavern & plead our cause to get admission. The Landlord said he could not keep us for love or money. I told him we must & would stay let the consequence be what it might, for we must stay or perish. the Landlord said they had heard the mormons were very bad people & the inhabitants of the Paris had combined not to have any thing to do with them but we might stay. I told him we would stay but no thanks to him [p. 10]
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