Letter to Edward Partridge, 5 December 1833

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and being prepared <they> poured a dreadful  deadly fire upon them, two of their number  fell dead on the ground and a number  mortally wounded among the former was [illegible]  Tuesday morning there were a number of the Mob  missing and could not be accounted for and  while we was at on wensday  a messenger rode up saying that he had Just  came from the seat of war, and that the  night before another battle was fought in  which fell having three balls  and some buck shot through his body and  about twenty more shared a similar fate  and also that one or two of our men were killed  and as many wounded and he () heard  the cannonading distinctly and also stated  that the man who broke open the took   , and one more for fals imprisonment  and put them in prison and as near as he  could Learn never to let them escape alive  This statement of is some what  different from that of who states  that on friday night the brethren had  mustered about 40 or 50 men armed and  marched into the village took one prisoner  and fired one gun and satturday fell upon  our brethren above , and one of [George] Manship  sons mortally wounded. On monday about  sun set a regular action was fought near  s under the command of  bro D we had four wounded, they had  five killed wounded and two killed viz Linvil [Thomas Linville]  and . From friday till tuesday our  brethren were under arms 150 of our brethren  came forth Like Moroni to battle, on tuesday  morning the mob had 300 and before any [blood] [p. 66]
and being prepared they poured a deadly fire upon them, two of their number fell dead on the ground and a number mortally wounded among the former was Tuesday morning there were a number of the Mob missing and could not be accounted for and while we was at on wensday a messenger rode up saying that he had Just came from the seat of war, and that the night before another battle was fought in which fell having three balls and some buck shot through his body and about twenty more shared a similar fate and also that one or two of our men were killed and as many wounded and he () heard the cannonading distinctly and also stated that the man who broke open the took , and one more for fals imprisonment and put them in prison and as near as he could Learn never to let them escape alive This statement of is some what different from that of who states that on friday night the brethren had mustered about 40 or 50 men armed and marched into the village took one prisoner and fired one gun and satturday fell upon our brethren above , and one of George Manship sons mortally wounded. On monday about sun set a regular action was fought near s under the command of bro D we had four wounded, they had five wounded and two killed viz Linvil [Thomas Linville] and . From friday till tuesday our brethren were under arms 150 of our brethren came forth Like Moroni to battle, on tuesday morning the mob had 300 and before any [blood] [p. 66]
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