Minutes, 28–29 August 1834

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the teams were crossing, brother Joseph asked whether it  was advisable to move into the prairie to camp. After con sultation, it was first advised to move camp in the bushes  near the edge of the prairie. While making preparations  to encamp, they were informed that a mob intended to  make an attack upon them that night. They further  consulted upon their situation and himself and , were requested, by brother Joseph, to go on to the  edge of the Prairie where they might encamp. They  looked out a place but it was near the bushes, and  brother Joseph gave an order to go forward into the prai rie. Some complained of the order because they could not  find fuel to cook their supper: They were told that it would  be advisable to carry wood for that purpose. Some  farther remarks were offered on the subject of a visit  from a mob, and preparations were made with  the guns &c. Some fears were entertained for the teams  and families yet crossing the creek, and it was thought  advisable to send back a company to guard &  assist them over, among whom was brother . He then took the flag or standard (as he had  previously carried it) and gave the word to move for ward, and the teams, immediately began to follow.  After the company had come up in the Prairie, himself  with brother , received an order to call on upon  brother , to place a strong guard around the  camp that night, but he refused doing any thing  further, because he supposed that he, ()  supposed he had ordered the camp into the prairie  without an order from the commander of the  company. He was then informed by brother Joseph’s  order <that it was> by his (brother J’s) order) that the camp should  move into the prairie. He was present when brother  Joseph reproved brothers, & [p. 65]
the teams were crossing, brother Joseph asked whether it was advisable to move into the prairie to camp. After consultation, it was first advised to camp in the bushes near the edge of the prairie. While making preparations to encamp, they were informed that a mob intended to make an attack upon them that night. They further consulted upon their situation and himself and , were requested, by brother Joseph, to go on to the edge of the Prairie where they might encamp. They looked out a place but it was near the bushes, and brother Joseph gave an order to go forward into the prairie. Some complained of the order because they could not find fuel to cook their supper: They were told that it would be advisable to carry wood for that purpose. Some farther remarks were offered on the subject of a visit from a mob, and preparations were made with the guns &c. Some fears were entertained for the teams and families yet crossing the creek, and it was thought advisable to send back a company to guard & assist them over, among whom was brother . He then took the flag or standard (as he had previously carried it) and gave the word to move forward, and the teams, immediately began to follow. After the company had come up in the Prairie, himself with brother , received an order to call upon brother , to place a strong guard around the camp that night, but he refused doing any thing further, because he supposed that he, () supposed he had ordered the camp into the prairie without an order from the commander of the company. He was then informed by brother Joseph that it was by his (brother J’s) order) that the camp should move into the prairie. He was present when brother Joseph reproved brothers, & [p. 65]
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