Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Esq., who was unwell: on parting he said , I wish you to cherish my memory and not think me the worst man in the world either: <​-[.]-​> <​When ne​>
10 min. to 10. A. M. <​when they <​they​>​> arrived at Albert G. Fellows’ farm, 4 miles from <​west of​> , <​(No 2. .)​> <​where they​> met with a company of about 60 mounted militia <​on seeing which Joseph said “do not be scared brethren, for they cannot do more to you than the mob did to the ancient saints— they can only kill the body”. <​The Company made a halt when​> Joseph, , and several others went in to Fellows house with​> who <​, who​> presented an order from for all the “State Arms in possession of the The company made a halt <​Joseph immediately countersigned the order.​> rode <​went​> up to Joseph on his left side, and said “Bro Joseph, shall I return to and regulate about getting the arms, and get the receipts for them. <​-[,]-​> Joseph enquired if he was under arrest, or expected to be arrested. He answered “No”; when Joseph directed him to return ahead of the company and make as good a disposition of the arms as he could, and do as well as he could in all things. Joseph then said to the company, “I am going like a lamb to the slaughter, but I am calm as a summer’s morning. I have a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward all men; if they take my life I shall die an innocent man, and my blood shall cry from the ground for vengeance, and it shall yet be said of me ‘he was mur [p. 2]
Esq., who was unwell: on parting he said “, I wish you to cherish my memory and not think me the worst man in the world either: -[.]-
10 min. to 10. A. M. they arrived at Albert G. Fellows’ farm, 4 miles west of , where they met with a company of about 60 mounted militia on seeing which Joseph said “do not be scared brethren, for they cannot do more to you than the mob did to the ancient saints— they can only kill the body”. The Company made a halt when Joseph, , and several others went in to Fellows house with , who presented an order from for all the “State Arms in possession of the Joseph immediately countersigned the order. went up to Joseph , and said “Bro Joseph, shall I return to and regulate about getting the arms, and get the receipts for them. -[,]- Joseph enquired if he was under arrest, or expected to be arrested. He answered “No”; when Joseph directed him to return ahead of the company and make as good a disposition of the arms as he could, and do as well as he could in all things. Joseph then said to the company, “I am going like a lamb to the slaughter, but I am calm as a summer’s morning. I have a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward all men; if they take my life I shall die an innocent man, and my blood shall cry from the ground for vengeance, and it shall yet be said of me ‘he was mur [p. 2]
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