Appendix 4: William Clayton, Daily Account of Joseph Smith’s Activities, 14–22 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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In the evening a messenger arrived from bringing intelligence that the mob had had news from the & he would not render them any assistance, nor grant a writ, neither sanction their proceedings. They swore this was what they wanted and that the was a damned scoundrel, worse than Joe Smith.
19 June 1844 • Wednesday
Wednesday 19th. This A.M. is gone on express to to carry an affidavit to the of what the mob said concerning him.
The bought 40 stand of arms of a Mr Hunt and paid him $160 for them <​These are the arms which are referred to on the 18th.​> About 10 a large company of volunteers from landed & marched to parade ground
The is now under marshal Law has been arrested for attempting to violate the law & go to [p. [7]]
In the evening a messenger arrived from bringing intelligence that the mob had had news from the & he would not render them any assistance, nor grant a writ, neither sanction their proceedings. They swore this was what they wanted and that the was a damned scoundrel, worse than Joe Smith.
19 June 1844 • Wednesday
Wednesday 19th. This A.M. is gone on express to to carry an affidavit to the of what the mob said concerning him.
The bought 40 stand of arms of a Mr Hunt and paid him $160 for them These are the arms which are referred to on the 18th. About 10 a large company of volunteers from landed & marched to parade ground
The is now under marshal Law has been arrested for attempting to violate the law & go to [p. [7]]
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