History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 11 ’s letter​> for not writing to him at this time— Give my love to all the Prisoners, write to me as often as you can, and do not be worried about your families; Yours in affliction as well as peace. .”
“Beloved Brethren and Joseph, by the permit of my companion I write a line to shew that I have not forgotten you, neither do I forget you for my prayer is to my Heavenly Father for your deliverance; It seems as though the Lord was slow to hear the prayers of the Saints, but the Lord’s ways, are not like our ways, therefore he can do better than ourselves; you must be comforted Bro. & J. and look forward for better days; your little ones are as playful as little lambs, be comforted concerning them, for they are not cast down and sorrowful as we are; their sorrows are but momentary, and ours continual. May the Lord bless, protect and deliver you from all your enemies, and restore you to the bosom of your families, is the prayer of . , Mo.
The examination of witnesses was continued and was permitted to give his testimony, after he had closed, Blakesly one of the Guard came in, and said to , that he wanted to speak to him, [HC 3:314] walked out with him, and round the end <​ mobbed.​> of the house when Blakesly cried out “God dam you; you damd old Mormon; I’ll kill you” and struck at with his fist, and then with a club. took the club, and threw it over the fence. There were ten of the Mob, who immediately rushed upon to kill him, Col. , Captain of the Guard being one of the number. but told them, he could kill the whole of them at one blow a piece and drove them all off. The court and Grand Jury stood, and saw the affray, and heard the Mob threaten ’s life by all the oaths they could invent, but they took no cognizance of it— The ten mobbers went home after their guns to shoot , and the Grand Jury brought in a bill for “Murder, Treason, Burglary, Arson, Larceny, Theft, and Stealing,” against , , , and myself.
<​Committee​> This evening the Committee assembled at Daniel Shearers, after prayer by Brother , he was ordained an Elder on the recommendation of , under the hands of , and reported that Jesse T. Maupin, the Thirty Dollar messenger they sent to us, had returned, that the prisoners were well and in good Spirits. who had returned from reported that he had sold all the lands in was requested to attended a meeting of the tomorrow, and as an individual mention the case of the Committee and brethren generally and learn their feelings. whether they would protect the brethren from the abuse of the Mob, in case they come im[HC 3:315]mediately to drive them out as they had recently threatened
During this night the visions — — — — — of the future were opened to my understanding when I saw the ways and means and near approach of my escape from imprisonment. [p. 918]
April 11 ’s letter for not writing to him at this time— Give my love to all the Prisoners, write to me as often as you can, and do not be worried about your families; Yours in affliction as well as peace. .”
“Beloved Brethren and Joseph, by the permit of my companion I write a line to shew that I have not forgotten you, neither do I forget you for my prayer is to my Heavenly Father for your deliverance; It seems as though the Lord was slow to hear the prayers of the Saints, but the Lord’s ways, are not like our ways, therefore he can do better than ourselves; you must be comforted Bro. & J. and look forward for better days; your little ones are as playful as little lambs, be comforted concerning them, for they are not cast down and sorrowful as we are; their sorrows are but momentary, and ours continual. May the Lord bless, protect and deliver you from all your enemies, and restore you to the bosom of your families, is the prayer of . , Mo.”
The examination of witnesses was continued and was permitted to give his testimony, after he had closed, Blakesly one of the Guard came in, and said to , that he wanted to speak to him, [HC 3:314] walked out with him, and round the end mobbed. of the house when Blakesly cried out “God dam you; you damd old Mormon; I’ll kill you” and struck at with his fist, and then with a club. took the club, and threw it over the fence. There were ten of the Mob, who immediately rushed upon to kill him, Col. , Captain of the Guard being one of the number. but told them, he could kill the whole of them at one blow a piece and drove them all off. The court and Grand Jury stood, and saw the affray, and heard the Mob threaten ’s life by all the oaths they could invent, but they took no cognizance of it— The ten mobbers went home after their guns to shoot , and the Grand Jury brought in a bill for “Murder, Treason, Burglary, Arson, Larceny, Theft, and Stealing,” against , , , and myself.
Committee This evening the Committee assembled at Daniel Shearers, after prayer by Brother , he was ordained an Elder on the recommendation of , under the hands of , and reported that Jesse T. Maupin, the Thirty Dollar messenger they sent to us, had returned, that the prisoners were well and in good Spirits. who had returned from reported that he had sold all the lands in was requested to attended a meeting of the tomorrow, and as an individual mention the case of the Committee and brethren generally and learn their feelings. whether they would protect the brethren from the abuse of the Mob, in case they come im[HC 3:315]mediately to drive them out as they had recently threatened
During this night the visions — — — — — of the future were opened to my understanding when I saw the ways and means and near approach of my escape from imprisonment. [p. 918]
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