<September 22 Saints Petition at —>
hereby Petition your Excellency, praying for relief: That whereas, your
petitioners have, on the 20th. inst, been sorely aggrieved, by being beset
by a lawless mob, certain inhabitants of this and other Counties, to the
injury of the good Citizens of this and the adjacent places: that on the—
aforesaid day, came from one hundred to one hundred and fifty armed men,
and threatened, with force and violence, to drive certain peaceable
citizens from their homes, in defiance of all Law, and threatened then to
drive said Citizens out of the
County, but on deliberation, concluded
to give them, said Citizens, till the first of
October next to leave said
County, and threatened, if not gone by
that time, to exterminate them, without regard to age or sex, and destroy their
chattles, by throwing them in the River. We
therefore pray you to take such steps, as shall put a stop to all lawless
proceedings; and we, your Petitioners, will ever pray &c &c
Vallance||John Dougherty||Benj. Hensley||D.
Lake||Moses Harris||Franklin N. Thayer||Wm.
Sorce||Perry Thayer||H. M. Wallace||James Hampton|
Lake||B. B. Bartley||D. Thomas (no Mormon)||Robt.
Manchester||Jonathan Harris||Nathan Harrison||Jonathan
Barnes||H. T. Chipman||Rufus Allen||James Mc.
Rogers||David Dixon||Ezekiel Barnes||”|
23 September 1838 • Sunday
Sunday 23. I attended meeting both A.M. and
P.M. and was at home in the evening.
The funds of the Camp were nearly exhausted, and the Counsel was to proceed on
with the journey and encamped two miles west of
, twenty two miles— Some disorder
in the movement of the teams, and some murmurings; Satan is trying to
divide and destroy Elder
to return nine miles after his horses, with great difficulty
the herd was kept together. Brother
a waggon wheel and was badly hurt. They were hailed in
and asked where they were driving
the Cattle to? “Towards the Rocky Mountains” “Well,
you are going into trouble”— Elder Tyler replied “We have
been in that place before and know how to take it.” The people growled and
grumbled like Wolves.
24 September 1838 • Monday
Monday 24. The Camp was called together and
the Council informed them of their scanty means, and that there had been a
delinquency in consecrating their monies and goods according to the
Pattern; that the Council had hired large sums of money for which they were
bound and were liable to imprisonment in case of failure and must wait on
the brethren for their pay, and these sums had been expended for the
benefit of the Camp. They were required to bring forward their goods,
which they did and Elders B. Wilber and D.
Carter went forward with the Commissaries Waggon to sell them.
The Camp went on and passing through Madisonville
(where they were assailed with all kinds of Bugbear Stories about the Mormons,
War. &c) tented on the West side of the North Branch of
, on the encampment
had left on Saturday with his
The brethren were told that the
was just a head with a military force to
stop them, to which they gave no heed—
I was at home
until half past eight oclock A.M. when I rode out on horseback, and returned
about five in the evening
having heard that peace had been restored in and ordered Generals
Crowther, Lewis and
Bolton to discharge their troops— The order was dated at
25 September 1838 • Tuesday
<September 25. Letter> Tuesday 25th.
from Mill Port That he had been in the upper part of to assist the Constable in bringing offenders to justice, and that the
Major General, with the troops from and on the 18th. instant, except two companies from under his command were disbanded. Says in this letter— [p. 828]