Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

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<​It was near midnight before could obtain any help or refreshments for who was badly wounded, nearly all the inhabitants of having fled in terror.​> Friday, June 28, 1844. At day break eat breakfast; before which the <​time​> and arrived.
<​Friday, June 28th 1844 1 A. M.​> The said it <​the matter​> should be investigated. <​and that​> Said there was a great responsibility resting on him &c &c. <​He also​> Said he would send a messenger with an express for — wrote an order for the citizens of to defend themselves went on public square advising all <​who were present​> to disperse <​as he expected​> and the Mormons <​would be so exasperated that they​> would come and burn the town<​, whereupon (See 56)​> and run for , as said <​At day break eat breakfast.​>
Capt Singleton <​from <​of​> Brown County​> arrived from with his troops at daybreak <​nailed boards together to carry the bodies in​>
About 8 A M. started for with <​the bodies of​> Joseph and on two wagons, with <​accompanied <​by​> their brother ​> , , and a guard of 8 soldiers, <​who had been​> detached <​for that purpose​> by . <​The bodies were covered with bushes to keep them from the hot sun.​> and <​ they​> were met by a great assemblage of the citizens of , on Mullholland Street [p. 56]
here insert the statement of page 13–15.
It was near midnight before could obtain any help or refreshments for who was badly wounded, nearly all the inhabitants of having fled in terror.
Friday, June 28th 1844 1 A. M. The said the matter should be investigated. and that there was a great responsibility resting on him &c &c. He also Said he would send a messenger with an express for — wrote an order for the citizens of to defend themselves went on public square advising all who were present to disperse as he expected the Mormons would be so exasperated that they would come and burn the town, whereupon (See 56) At day break eat breakfast.
Capt Singleton of Brown County arrived from with his troops at daybreak nailed boards together to carry the bodies in
About 8 A M. started for with the bodies of Joseph and on two wagons, accompanied by their brother , and a guard of 8 soldiers, who had been detached for that purpose by . The bodies were covered with bushes to keep them from the hot sun. they were met by a great assemblage of the citizens of , on Mullholland Street [p. 56]
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