Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22 June 1844

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15 June 1844 • Saturday
Saturday June 15th 1844 At home—two breth[r]en came from — said Col had demanded the mormons arms— wanted to know what he should do.— I gave them answer when the breth[r]en gave up their arms. to give up their lives as dear as pos[s]ible.—
Report said there were 40 men traini[n]g at — Mr John M Crane from said several boxes of armed [arms?] had arrivd at from that there was some exciteme[n]t. but expected th[e]y were going to wait the Meeti[n]g at middle of next week—
Maid of Iow[a] came down the river ab[o]ut 2 or 3 oclock— while I was examin[in]g Benj[amin] Wests paitig [painting] of death on the pale horse— which has been exhibit[in]g in my readi[n]g room— for 3 days Lost their flat loaded with corn <​sunk——​> and a small robbe[r]y had been committed on board search was made at the Landing— by the police
<​this mor[ni]ng​> sta[r]ted for to carry lette[r]s and pape[r]s to concerning the destutin [destruction] of the exp[o]sitor. &c— about 7. rode out on horseback with .— [p. [157]]
15 June 1844 • Saturday
Saturday June 15th 1844 At home—two brethren came from — said Col had demanded the mormons arms— wanted to know what he should do.— I gave them answer when the brethren gave up their arms. to give up their lives as dear as possible.—
Report said there were 40 men training at — Mr John M Crane from said several boxes of armed [arms] had arrivd at from that there was some excitement. but expected they were going to wait the Meeting at middle of next week—
Maid of Iowa came down the river about 2 or 3 oclock— while I was examining Benjamin Wests paitig [painting] of death on the pale horse— which has been exhibiting in my reading room— for 3 days Lost their flat loaded with corn sunk—— and a small robbery had been committed on board search was made at the Landing— by the police
this morning started for to carry letters and papers to concerning the destutin destruction of the expositor. &c— about 7. rode out on horseback with .— [p. [157]]
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