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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​January 7​> “, Lee County Iowa Jany. 7. 1840 I hereby certify that some time in the month of Octr.1838 an armed force collected in the County of Carrol[l] near and in open day light, drove a man by the name of out of his house and set fire to it, and burnt it to ashes; and then sent an Express ordering all the Mormons to leave the place, as soon as the next day; the next day they sent another express, ordering them to leave in six hours or they would be massacred upon the ground; they also fired their guns at different persons travelling the road near the , the Mormons were at length compelled to leave their possessions, and all removed to , consisting of seventy and perhaps one hundred families, many of whom were in want of the substance of life, sick, and some died upon the way, about two weeks after this, another armed force invaded , took my Gun, and compelled me to sign away my property, both real and personal, and leave the forthwith— Wm. Hawk.” Sworn to before — Justice of Peace—
, Lee County, Iowa Territory, Jany. 7. 1840. This is to Certify that I was at work on my Farm on the last of October 1838, when an armed company under came and took myself and my three Sons prisoners; and threw down my fences, and opened my Gates, and left them open, and left my crops to be destroyed; and while I was a prisoner they declared that they had made clean work in destroying the crops as they passed through the Country; and they took from me two yoke of oxen, and three horses, and two waggons, and compelled me and my Sons to drive them loaded with produce of my own farm, to supply their army— I had in possession at the time Four hundred and Eighty acres of Land, and rising of an hundred acres improved, with a small Orchard and Nursery, the necessary buildings of a farm, &c, and in consequence of my imprisonment, my fences remained down, and most of my crops were destroyed, And further this deponent saith not. ” Sworn to, before J.P.
, Lee County, Iowa Territory Jany. 7. 1840. This is to certify that about the middle of October, I was driven by [HC 4:58] the threats of the armed force, to leave my possessions, consisting of a pre emption right to a quarter section of Land with 30 acres under improvement—, and a good house. I went to and remained until about 1st. Novr. when I was driven from there, by an armed force under — I then went to While at the armed force took from me 1 Cow and Calf, and a yoke of Oxen, 1 horse and 5 Sheep, they also took from me 15 hogs. While at they took 2 Cows belonging to me, and I saw the Soldiery killing the live Stock of the Inhabitants without leave or remuneration, and burning building timber, fences &c— Urban V. Stewart”— Sworn to before J.P.
, Iowa Territory, This day personally appeared before me an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said , and after having been duly sworn deposeth and saith, that in [p. 1011]
January 7 “, Lee County Iowa Jany. 7. 1840 I hereby certify that some time in the month of Octr.1838 an armed force collected in the County of Carroll near and in open day light, drove a man by the name of out of his house and set fire to it, and burnt it to ashes; and then sent an Express ordering all the Mormons to leave the place, as soon as the next day; the next day they sent another express, ordering them to leave in six hours or they would be massacred upon the ground; they also fired their guns at different persons travelling the road near the , the Mormons were at length compelled to leave their possessions, and all removed to , consisting of seventy and perhaps one hundred families, many of whom were in want of the substance of life, sick, and some died upon the way, about two weeks after this, another armed force invaded , took my Gun, and compelled me to sign away my property, both real and personal, and leave the forthwith— Wm. Hawk.” Sworn to before — Justice of Peace—
, Lee County, Iowa Territory, Jany. 7. 1840. This is to Certify that I was at work on my Farm on the last of October 1838, when an armed company under came and took myself and my three Sons prisoners; and threw down my fences, and opened my Gates, and left them open, and left my crops to be destroyed; and while I was a prisoner they declared that they had made clean work in destroying the crops as they passed through the Country; and they took from me two yoke of oxen, and three horses, and two waggons, and compelled me and my Sons to drive them loaded with produce of my own farm, to supply their army— I had in possession at the time Four hundred and Eighty acres of Land, and rising of an hundred acres improved, with a small Orchard and Nursery, the necessary buildings of a farm, &c, and in consequence of my imprisonment, my fences remained down, and most of my crops were destroyed, And further this deponent saith not. ” Sworn to, before J.P.
, Lee County, Iowa Territory Jany. 7. 1840. This is to certify that about the middle of October, I was driven by [HC 4:58] the threats of the armed force, to leave my possessions, consisting of a pre emption right to a quarter section of Land with 30 acres under improvement—, and a good house. I went to and remained until about 1st. Novr. when I was driven from there, by an armed force under — I then went to — While at the armed force took from me 1 Cow and Calf, and a yoke of Oxen, 1 horse and 5 Sheep, they also took from me 15 hogs. While at they took 2 Cows belonging to me, and I saw the Soldiery killing the live Stock of the Inhabitants without leave or remuneration, and burning building timber, fences &c— Urban V. Stewart”— Sworn to before J.P.
, Iowa Territory, This day personally appeared before me an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said , and after having been duly sworn deposeth and saith, that in [p. 1011]
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