Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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When this declaration was made there was a faint “Hurrah for ,” and they instantly obeyed the ’s <​his​> wish.
There was a company of apostates also quartered at , viz; and , the Higbees and Fosters, , , and (formerly president of the ) and others. stated to that it was determined to shed the blood of Joseph Smith by not only himself but by the Laws, Higbees, Fosters, , and many others <​whether he was cleared by the law or not.​>, He talked freely and unreservedly on that subject, as though he was discoursing upon the most common occurrence of his life; said he “you will find me a true prophet in this respect.” told what had said; but he treated it with perfect indifference, and suffered and his associates to run at large to <​and​> mature their murderous plans.
A writ was also issued by R[obert] F. Smith against , on complaint of , charging him with the illegal detention of . [p. 10]
When this declaration was made there was a faint “Hurrah for ,” and they instantly obeyed his wish.
There was a company of apostates also quartered at , viz; and , the Higbees and Fosters, , , (formerly president of the ) and others. stated to that it was determined to shed the blood of Joseph Smith by not only himself but by the Laws, Higbees, Fosters, , and many others whether he was cleared by the law or not., He talked freely and unreservedly on that subject, as though he was discoursing upon the most common occurrence of his life; said he “you will find me a true prophet in this respect.” told what had said; but he treated it with perfect indifference, and suffered and his associates to run at large and mature their murderous plans.
A writ was also issued by Robert F. Smith against , on complaint of , charging him with the illegal detention of . [p. 10]
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