Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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bretheren from the county, under these conciderat ions quite a number of us volunteered to go to  the assistance of our bretheren in that place accor dingly some 15 or 20 men started from this  place armed and equipt for our defence the  bretheren from all parts of the , followed  after and continued to come and join us, and  before we arrived at s we had quite  a large company Prest.<s.> Smith and  and , alll the , and many others  to[o] tedious to mention at this time or in this  record, were in the company, it was put upon  me to take the command in consequence of  my holding the office of Colonel. whose duty  it is to command one regiment, we marched  without much intermision untill we reached  s, however some of our small parti es were attacked, I think on twice in going  over, but, no serious injury done, we reached  s that same evening found some  of the bretheren assembled for to receive council  upon what to do ac. [&c] as a number of thes[e] men  who were at the battle the day before, were there  and I believe all of them, and were threatened  with vengence by some of their enimies, some  of the bretheren were wounded badly but none  killed, quite a number of the Missourians were  badly wounded some with their sculs cracked  as reported, about 150 Missourians faut against  from 6 to 12 of our bretheren, our bretheren faut  like tigers they cleared the ground at that time,  in knocking down and drag[g]ing out, the principal  men who faught so bravely were ,  , [p. 66]
bretheren from the county, under these conciderations quite a number of us volunteered to go to the assistance of our bretheren in that place accordingly some 15 or 20 men started from this place armed and equipt for our defence the bretheren from all parts of the , followed after and continued to come and join us, and before we arrived at s we had quite a large company Prest.s. Smith and and , alll the , and many others too tedious to mention at this time or in this record, were in the company, it was put upon me to take the command in consequence of my holding the office of Colonel. whose duty it is to command one regiment, we marched without much intermision untill we reached s, however some of our small parties were attacked, I think on twice in going over, but, no serious injury done, we reached s that same evening found some of the bretheren assembled for to receive council upon what to do ac. &c as a number of these men who were at the battle the day before, were there and I believe all of them, and were threatened with vengence by some of their enimies, some of the bretheren were wounded badly but none killed, quite a number of the Missourians were badly wounded some with their sculs cracked as reported, about 150 Missourians faut against from 6 to 12 of our bretheren, our bretheren faut like tigers they cleared the ground at that time, in knocking down and dragging out, the principal men who faught so bravely were , , [p. 66]
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