Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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of the brethren looked upon this <​it​> as another preparation for a Massacre; nevertheless, as Joseph requested that it should be complied with, they very unwillingly gave up the arms.
About 6 P.M, when all the State arms were collected, and the company were ready to start, and Quat. Master Genl. Buckmaster, made a short speech expressing their gratitude at the peacable conduct of the citizens of , and said that while the<​y​> Mormons thus conducted themselves, they would protect them.
It appears feared that the although disbanded, might avenge any outrage that might thereafter be committed on the persons of their leaders, and so thought he had better disarm them as he had previously disbanded them; yet the mob was suffered to retain their portion of <​the​> State arms, even when within a half day’s march of , and they in a threatening and hostile attitude, which <​while​> the Nauvoo Legion had not evinced the least disposition whatever, except to defend their in case it should be attacked; and they had not set a foot outside the limits of the corporation. [p. 6]
of the brethren looked upon it as another preparation for a Massacre; nevertheless, as Joseph requested that it should be complied with, they very unwillingly gave up the arms.
About 6 P.M, when all the State arms were collected, and the company were ready to start, and Quat. Master Genl. Buckmaster, made a short speech expressing their gratitude at the peacable conduct of the citizens of , and said that while they thus conducted themselves, they would protect them.
It appears feared that the although disbanded, might avenge any outrage that might thereafter be committed on the persons of their leaders, and so thought he had better disarm them as he had previously disbanded them; yet the mob was suffered to retain their portion of the State arms, even when within a half day’s march of , and they in a threatening and hostile attitude, while the Nauvoo Legion had not evinced the least disposition whatever, except to defend their in case it should be attacked; and they had not set a foot outside the limits of the corporation. [p. 6]
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