Discourse, 30 June 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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the next day I was in their hands a prision<​er​> with who said as he drove up ha, ha ha By God we have the prophet, he gloried much in it, But he is now our prisioner When of & of Came to take me the first salutation was (insted of tap[p]ing me on the shoulder & saying you are my prisioner) with two Cocked pistols to my head God damn you I will shoot you I will Shoot you God damn you I will shoot you nearly 50 times first & last I asked them what they wanted to shoot me for, if you make any resistance O vary well says I I have no resistance to make they then dragged me away & while on the road I asked them by what authority they did these things they said by a writ from the Governors of & I then told them I wanted a writ o[f ] Habeas Corpus, the reply was God damn you you shant have it; I told a man to go to & get me a writ of Habeas Corpus the reply was by God dam you you shant have it I will shoot you I sent for a lawyier to come one came & shut the door in his face & would not let me speak to him & said again God damn you I will shoot you I turned to him opened my bosom & told him to shoot away & I did it freequently, I told that I would have Council to speak to & the Lawyers came to me & I got a writ of habeas Corpus for mysel & got a writ for & for unlawful proceedings towards me & cruel treatment they could not get out of town that night, I pleged my honor to my counci that the Charter had power to investigate the subject & we came to by common consent & I am now [p. [59]]
the next day I was in their hands a prisioner with who said as he drove up ha, ha ha By God we have the prophet, he gloried much in it, But he is now our prisioner When of & of Came to take me the first salutation was (insted of tapping me on the shoulder & saying you are my prisioner) with two Cocked pistols to my head God damn you I will shoot you I will Shoot you God damn you I will shoot you nearly 50 times first & last I asked them what they wanted to shoot me for, if you make any resistance O vary well says I I have no resistance to make they then dragged me away & while on the road I asked them by what authority they did these things they said by a writ from the Governors of & I then told them I wanted a writ of Habeas Corpus, the reply was God damn you you shant have it; I told a man to go to & get me a writ of Habeas Corpus the reply was by God dam you you shant have it I will shoot you I sent for a lawyier to come one came & shut the door in his face & would not let me speak to him & said again God damn you I will shoot you I turned to him opened my bosom & told him to shoot away & I did it freequently, I told that I would have Council to speak to & the Lawyers came to me & I got a writ of habeas Corpus for mysel & got a writ for & for unlawful proceedings towards me & cruel treatment they could not get out of town that night, I pleged my honor to my counci that the Charter had power to investigate the subject & we came to by common consent & I am now [p. [59]]
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