Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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— who, I believe, was concerned in this conspir acy. About the time of Eaton’s disclosures,  this went to the house of his brother  , and abused my Sons and the church at  such a rate, that finally told him that  he must either stop or leave the house. refused— and they grappled. In the  contest was considerably injured. He  went immediately to Joseph’s, and stating the case,  asked for a warrant. Joseph advised him to go  to ; who was Justice of the peace. He  therefore went and demanded a warrant of ;  but was refused. For this refusal, was  brought before , and tried for nonperfor mance of duty. At this trial Joseph met , the ’s brother, who attempted to  shoot Joseph, as soon as they met; but was pre vented by Joseph’s catching his hands, and holding  him by main force, and in this way he was  compelled to confine him above an hour in order  to preserve his own life.
and the apostates continued to gather  strength till finally they established a printing  press in our midst. Through this organ they  belched forth the most intolerable, and black est lies that was ever palmed upon a commu nity. The city council, being advised by men  of influence and standing to have this scande lous press removed, took the matter into consid eration; and finding that the law would allow  them to do so, they declared it a nuisance, and  had it treated accordingly.
At this the apostates left the in a great rage, [p. 309]
— who, I believe, was concerned in this conspiracy. About the time of Eaton’s disclosures, this went to the house of his brother , and abused my Sons and the church at such a rate, that finally told him that he must either stop or leave the house. refused— and they grappled. In the contest was considerably injured. He went immediately to Joseph, and stating the case, asked for a warrant. Joseph advised him to go to ; who was Justice of the peace. He therefore went and demanded a warrant of ; but was refused. For this refusal, was brought before , and tried for nonperformance of duty. At this trial Joseph met , the ’s brother, who attempted to shoot Joseph, as soon as they met; but was prevented by Joseph’s catching his hands, and holding him by main force, and in this way he was compelled to confine him above an hour in order to preserve his own life.
and the apostates continued to gather strength till finally they established a printing press in our midst. Through this organ they belched forth the most intolerable, and blackest lies that was ever palmed upon a community. The city council, being advised by men of influence and standing to have this scandelous press removed, took the matter into consideration; and finding that the law would allow them to do so, they declared it a nuisance, and had it treated accordingly.
At this the apostates left the in a great rage, [p. 309]
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