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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[George M.] orderd a retreat I rode  through & orderd them to stand. 300  agist [against] 3000. a truce came & said we  want [John Cleminson] & wife & [blank] & we  will protect them— we will massacre  all the rest.— they refused to go.— I  said go tell that army to retreat in 5  minutes or we’ll give them hell.—  & they run— told   a few days since at   he thought Joseph Smith  had left . He was there 3 weeks  ago— with Long beard & slouch hat  to bye & Bowie knife. & some one  present knew— him & he had gone off
8— Joseph said to [p. 18]
George M. orderd a retreat I rode through & orderd them to stand. 300 agist [against] 3000. a truce came & said we want [John Cleminson] & wife & [blank] & we will protect them— we will massacre all the rest.— they refused to go.— I said go tell that army to retreat in 5 minutes or we’ll give them hell.— & they run— told a few days since at he thought Joseph Smith had left . He was there 3 weeks ago— with Long beard & slouch hat to bye & Bowie knife. & some one present knew— him & he had gone off
8— Joseph said to [p. 18]
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