Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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facts, and demanding immediate assistance.  returned with the messengers, and went immediately to and from thence to Millport: and he found the facts  were true as reported to him;— that the citizens of that  were together in a hostile attitude to the amount of two or three  hundred men, threatening the utter extermination of the Morm ons, he immediately returned to and ordered out  a sufficient military force to quell the mob. Immediately  after they were dispersed and the army returned, [illegible] the mob com menced collecting again; soon after we again applied for Military  aid, when came out with a force of sixty armed  armed men to ; but they were in such a state of insubord ination, that he said he could not control them and it was thou ght advisable by , and others, that  they should return home.— ordered  to call out the Militia of , and defend the Town against  the mob. “for” said he, you have great reason to be alarmed,  for he said from the Platte country had come down  with 200 armed men and had taken up their station at Hun ters Mill a place about 17 or 19 18 miles north west of the Town of  , and also that an armed force had collected again at  Millport, in consisting of several hundred men,  and that another armed force had collected at , in  Car[r]oll County, about 50 miles south east of , where  about 70 families of the Mormon people had settled upon the  bank of the at a little town called .
Immediately a messenger, whilst he was yet talking, came in  from , stating that three or four hundred men had  assembled together at that place armed cap-a-pie, and that  they threatened the utter extinction of the citizens of that place  if they did not leave the place immediately, and that they had  also surrounded the and cut of[f] all supplies of food, so that  many of them were suffering with hunger. seemed [p. 255]
facts, and demanding immediate assistance. returned with the messengers, and went immediately to and from thence to Millport: and he found the facts were true as reported to him;— that the citizens of that were together in a hostile attitude to the amount of two or three hundred men, threatening the utter extermination of the Mormons, he immediately returned to and ordered out a sufficient military force to quell the mob. Immediately after they were dispersed and the army returned, the mob commenced collecting again; soon after we again applied for Military aid, when came out with a force of sixty armed armed men to ; but they were in such a state of insubordination, that he said he could not control them and it was thought advisable by , and others, that they should return home.— ordered to call out the Militia of , and defend the Town against the mob. “for” said he, you have great reason to be alarmed, for he said from the Platte country had come down with 200 armed men and had taken up their station at Hunters Mill a place about 17 or 18 miles north west of the Town of , and also that an armed force had collected again at Millport, in consisting of several hundred men, and that another armed force had collected at , in Carroll County, about 50 miles south east of , where about 70 families of the Mormon people had settled upon the bank of the at a little town called .
Immediately a messenger, whilst he was yet talking, came in from , stating that three or four hundred men had assembled together at that place armed cap-a-pie, and that they threatened the utter extinction of the citizens of that place if they did not leave the place immediately, and that they had also surrounded the and cut off all supplies of food, so that many of them were suffering with hunger. seemed [p. 255]
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