Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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no one present that could be discovered, in a  short time two men [on] horse back came from towa rds the camp of the mob and immediately  behind them was a man with a wagon, they  all came up and were taken by virtue of a  writ supposing them to be the men who were  abetting the mob. in carying the guns and  amunition to those murderers, Yea and mu rderers to[o]! in cool blood,
The men  were taken together with the guns to  the guns were destributed among the bretheren  for their defence, and the prisoners were held  in custorday,
This was a glorious day  indeed the plans of the mob were fruustrated  in loosing their guns, and all th[e]ir efforts  appeared to be blasted, or blast[ed] before carried  into effect, The mob continue to take pri sioners at their pleasure some th[e]y keep and  some they let go, they try all in their power  to make us commit the first act of violence  they freeqently send in word that they are torture ing the prisioners to death, in the most agrav vating manner, but we understand all their  ways, and their cunning and wisdom is not  past finding out

10 September 1838 • Monday

Monday 10th  Today we proceeded to trial  of those prisioners they said they wished for  an opportunity of getting bail so as to obtain  counsil; they were given to understand that  no bail could be taken, for this purpose, but  that he could have a sufficient time to send  for counsil if he wished, the court accor dingly adjourned untill Wendnessday [p. 82]
no one present that could be discovered, in a short time two men on horse back came from towards the camp of the mob and immediately behind them was a man with a wagon, they all came up and were taken by virtue of a writ supposing them to be the men who were abetting the mob. in carying the guns and amunition to those murderers, Yea and murderers too! in cool blood,
The men were taken together with the guns to the guns were destributed among the bretheren for their defence, and the prisoners were held in custorday,
This was a glorious day indeed the plans of the mob were fruustrated in loosing their guns, and all their efforts appeared to be blasted, or blasted before carried into effect, The mob continue to take prisioners at their pleasure some they keep and some they let go, they try all in their power to make us commit the first act of violence they freeqently send in word that they are tortureing the prisioners to death, in the most agravvating manner, but we understand all their ways, and their cunning and wisdom is not past finding out

10 September 1838 • Monday

Monday 10th Today we proceeded to trial of those prisioners they said they wished for an opportunity of getting bail so as to obtain counsil; they were given to understand that no bail could be taken, for this purpose, but that he could have a sufficient time to send for counsil if he wished, the court accordingly adjourned untill Wendnessday [p. 82]
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