Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

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An account of the arrest, imprisonment, and martyrdom of Joseph Smith, and the , in Jail, <​Hancock County, Illinois​> as collected from the journals kept at the time by Dr. , and the statements published by , Messrs. & , and , and the writings and statements of , , , and many other persons who were personally acquainted with the transactions.
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Monday June 24th 1844. <​having​> swore <​sworn​> out a writ before Robert F. Smith <​​> [blank] <​a Justice of the Peace​> at on the 11th. inst against Joseph Smith, , , , , , <​,​> , , <​,​> , , , , <​, ,​> and , for riot and destroying the Nauvoo Expositor Press <​the property of & and others <​on the 10th inst​>​>. <​and​> having sent word <​by the Posse​> that those 18 persons should be protected by the militia of the ; and upon the assurance of that pledge at 6½ A. M. they started for ; , , , Alfred Randall, James Davis, , and several other brethren, and , Counsel, accompanied them. <​-[]-​> <​When they arrived at the top of the hill, Joseph sent with a horse for Dr. Southwick, a Southern gentleman who had been staying some days at the ; but took <​possession of​> the horse from him so that he <​Dr. S.​> could not then go.​> <​Joseph paused when they got to the , and looked with admiration first on that and then on the and remarked “this is the loveliest place and the best people under the heavens, little do they know the trials that await them,”​> As Joseph passed out of the , he called on [p. 1]
Enquire of about the troops
write out the history
Joseph Interview with
An account of the arrest, imprisonment, and martyrdom of Joseph Smith, and , in Jail, Hancock County, Illinois as collected from the journals kept at the time by Dr. , and the statements published by , Messrs. & , and , and the writings and statements of , , , and many other persons who were personally acquainted with the transactions.
By .
Monday June 24th 1844. having sworn out a writ before [blank] a Justice of the Peace at on the 11th. inst against Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and , for riot and destroying the Nauvoo Expositor Press the property of & and others on the 10th inst. and having sent word by the Posse that those 18 persons should be protected by the militia of the ; and upon the assurance of that pledge at 6½ A. M. they started for ; , , , Alfred Randall, James Davis, , and several other brethren, and , Counsel, accompanied them. -[]- When they arrived at the top of the hill, Joseph sent with a horse for Dr. Southwick, a Southern gentleman who had been staying some days at the ; but took possession of the horse so that Dr. S. could not then go. Joseph paused when they got to the , and looked with admiration first on that and then on the and remarked “this is the loveliest place and the best people under the heavens, little do they know the trials that await them,” As Joseph passed out of the , he called on [p. 1]
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