Minutes, 28–29 August 1834

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who they were following? whether Gen. White [Wight] or some other  man? Some hesitated for a little and went on. After  taking supper he () went on with their company.  Whe[n] he came up with the camp from the creek, he found  that the ensign or flag, commonly carried ahead for the  camp to follow, was then moving forward. He further said  that he understood that brother Joseph was appointed to lead  the camp, that he always or generally, gave orders when  the camp should move forward, and when it should stop.  that when on his way to the creek, the second time, he  met brother Joseph., who told him that he, (brother J. [Luke Johnson])  should order the camp to move into the prairie.  When the camp came to order in the prairie in  the evening, brethren, & , were called upon  to give an account of themselves, why they had  sought to divide the camp? They both acknow ledged that they had been out of the way by so do ing and were reproved for their conduct.  Relative to an assertion heretofore made, that  brother Joseph, did at the time, throw a trumpet  or horn at , he did not consider  at the time that brother Joseph had any intentions [of throwing?]  it at , because he might have hit  him with it being so near to him as he was, it  only fell to the ground near to them, (him & ) but supposed that he had had it in  his hand and only threw it down as usual, or as  another man would. He further said that the  reproofs given by brother Joseph at the time, were  no more severe than he had often heard him  give previously. That he did not consider him mad  as has been represented. Brother  said that when the camp first came to the creek  himself and brother Joseph were forward, that while [p. 64]
who they were following? whether Gen. White [Wight] or some other man? Some hesitated for a little and went on. After taking supper he () went on with their company. When he came up with the camp from the creek, he found that the ensign or flag, commonly carried ahead for the camp to follow, was then moving forward. He further said that he understood that brother Joseph was appointed to lead the camp, that he always or generally, gave orders when the camp should move forward, and when it should stop. that when on his way to the creek, the second time, he met brother Joseph., who told him that he, (brother J. [Luke Johnson]) should order the camp to move into the prairie. When the camp came to order in the prairie in the evening, brethren, & , were called upon to give an account of themselves, why they had sought to divide the camp? They both acknowledged that they had been out of the way by so doing and were reproved for their conduct. Relative to an assertion heretofore made, that brother Joseph, did at the time, throw a trumpet or horn at , he did not consider at the time that brother Joseph had any intentions of throwing it at , because he might have hit him with it being so near to him as he was, it only fell to the ground near to them, (him & ) but supposed that he had had it in his hand and only threw it down as usual, or as another man would. He further said that the reproofs given by brother Joseph at the time, were no more severe than he had often heard him give previously. That he did not consider him mad as has been represented. Brother said that when the camp first came to the creek himself and brother Joseph were forward, that while [p. 64]
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