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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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he repli[e]d Gentlemn you are Mormons  & I have pledgd myself to exterminate  you f[r]om the state.— 1839.— afterwards  trieed by <G[rand]—> Jury. who were our guards at  night.— 2 sober at a time. God damn  God. & Method[i]st. &c & God damn the  Mormons.— when we escaped I was  the worst off— got one of my boots  & I Jumped into the mud. put on my boots  without working— & when I got to water  after going over 1 [12?] 15 mi [prairies] my boots  are full of blood.—
When I arrived  at shore opposite . I saw a man  talking with who said  God damn Joe Smith if I could get  my eyes on him Id fix him.— a ferry—  beckoned me. & I put off immediately [p. 17]
he replied Gentlemn you are Mormons & I have pledgd myself to exterminate you from the state.— 1839.— afterwards trieed by Grand— Jury. who were our guards at night.— 2 sober at a time. God damn God. & Methodist. &c & God damn the Mormons.— when we escaped I was the worst off— got one of my boots & I Jumped into the mud. put on my boots without working— & when I got to water after going over ? 15 mi [prairies] my boots are full of blood.—
When I arrived at shore opposite . I saw a man talking with who said God damn Joe Smith if I could get my eyes on him Id fix him.— a ferry— beckoned me. & I put off immediately [p. 17]
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