Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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val at , and we were driven all through the for inspection, and then we were ordered into an old log house,  and there kept under guard as usual, until supper, which was  served up to us as we sat on the floor, or on billets of wood, and  we were compelled to stay in that house all that night and the  next day. They continued to exhibit us to the public, by letting  the people come in and examine us, and then go away and give  place for others alternately all that day and the next night; but  on the morning of the following day we were all permitted to go  into the tavern to eat and to sleep; but afterwards they  made us pay our own expenses for board, lodging and attend ance; and for which they made a most exhorbitant charge. We  remained in the tavern about two days and two nights when an  officer arrived with authority from to take us ba ck to , Ray County, where the , had arrived  with his army to await our arrival there; but on the morning  of our start for we were informed by ,  that it was expected by the soldiers that we would be hung up  by the necks on the road, while on the march to that place, and  that it was prevented by a demand made for us by ,  who had the command in consequence of seniority, and, that it  was his preogative to execute us himself; and he should give us  up I into the hands of the officers who would take us to and he might do with us as he pleased. During our stay  at , the officers informed us that there were 8 or 10  horses in that place belonging to the Mormons people, which  had been stolen by the soldiers, and that we might have two  of them to ride upon if we would cause them to be sent back  to the owners after our arrival at . We accepted of them,  and they were rode to and the owners came there and  got them. We started in the morning under our new officer , of Keytsville chariton County, several other men to guard us  over. We arrived there on friday evening. The 9th day of Nov, and [p. 268]
val at , we were driven all through the for inspection, and then we were ordered into an old log house, and there kept under guard as usual, until supper, which was served up to us as we sat on the floor, or on billets of wood, and we were compelled to stay in that house all that night and the next day. They continued to exhibit us to the public, by letting the people come in and examine us, and then go away and give place for others alternately all that day and the next night; but on the morning of the following day we were all permitted to go into the tavern to eat and to sleep; but afterwards they made us pay our own expenses for board, lodging and attendance; and for which they made a most exhorbitant charge. We remained in the tavern about two days and two nights when an officer arrived with authority from to take us back to , Ray County, where the , had arrived with his army to await our arrival there; but on the morning of our start for we were informed by , that it was expected by the soldiers that we would be hung up by the necks on the road, while on the march to that place, and that it was prevented by a demand made for us by , who had the command in consequence of seniority, and, that it was his preogative to execute us himself; and he should give us up into the hands of the officers who would take us to and he might do with us as he pleased. During our stay at , the officers informed us that there were 8 or 10 horses in that place belonging to the Mormon people, which had been stolen by the soldiers, and that we might have two of them to ride upon if we would cause them to be sent back to the owners after our arrival at . We accepted of them, and they were rode to and the owners came there and got them. We started in the morning under our new officer , of Keytsville chariton County, several other men to guard us over. We arrived there on friday evening. The 9th day of Nov, and [p. 268]
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