Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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from , they met two Messengers ( and [blank]) hastening with the sad news to ; the took them back to with him, and kept them in custody in order to prevent their carrying the news until <​he and​> the authorities had removed the county records & public documents, and until most of the inhabitants had left .
“12 o’clock at night (See T. & S. 560) ”.
<​read to — July.— <​4 & 5 marble​> .​>
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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 28th, 1844. 1 A.M. The said the matter should be investigated, and that there was a great responsibility resting on him. He also said he would send a messenger with an express for , and wrote an order for the citizens of to defend themselves. He then went to the public square, and advised all who were present to disperse, as he expected the Mormons would be so exasperated that they would [p. 70]
from , they met two Messengers ( and [blank]) hastening with the sad news to ; the took them back to with him, and kept them in custody in order to prevent their carrying the news until he and the authorities had removed the county records & public documents, and until most of the inhabitants had left .
“12 o’clock at night (See T. & S. 560) ”.
read to — July.— 4 & 5 marble .
[1 line blank]
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. He also said he would send a messenger with an express for , and wrote an order for the citizens of to defend themselves. He then went to the public square, and advised all who were present to disperse, as he expected the Mormons would be so exasperated that they would [p. 70]
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