History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 19​> a matter of great speculation with us.”
At 1 p.m. I was present when the Legion paraded near the , were inspected by the officers and instructed to prepare themselves with arms and ammunition and to hold themselves in readiness for a moments notice. Brother Henry Boley was shot severely under the arm by the accidental discharge of his gun.
Amos S. Chase made the following affidavit
“State of . City of . ss. On the 19th. day of December 1843 came Amos S. Chase, before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 18th. day of Decer. 1843 he was about four miles below in , shortly after the arrested for being concerned in kidnapping , not long since, and saw the men of the Neighborhood gathering with arms, to retake the said ; and when asked what they would do if the did not sanction such an unlawful course; several of them replied “Damn the ! If he opens his head we will punch a hole through him!! He dare not open his head! we will serve him the same sauce we will the Mormons.” The said [HC 6:121] Mob then went to , where your affiant saw then with their arms, and further your affiant saith not.
Amos S. Chase
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th. day of Decer. 1843. Clerk M. C.
20 December 1843 • Wednesday
<​20​> Wednesday 20. At home in good health and Spirits counselling and attending to business in general.
The of the Municipal Court took the following affidavits
“State of city of ss. On the 20th. day of December 1843 personally appeared before me Clerk of the Municipal court of said , of Bear Creek precinct in said , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 19th. day of November 1843, at his house, in the precinct aforesaid, of , Territory of Iowa, by false pretences persuaded your affiant to accompany said to the at , where your affiant was seized by one Joseph C. Mc Coy of Clark County Missouri in connection with the said and about one dozen of other Individuals, whose names are unknown to your affiant, and by them forced across said , where they bound your affiant, and Mark Childs swore that your affiant had stolen said Mc Coys horse and colt, and that his father had secreted said horse and colt— and said threatened your affiant with death or seven years imprisonment, in order to persuade him to make false statements, and testify that his father had stolen said Mc Coy’s horse and colt, which statements your affiant made, and swore to the same, while in duress, with a Bowie knife presented to intimidate. And your affiant further saith that the testimony he gave concerning his s guilt was extorted from him through fear, while in duress and said testimony was absolutely false, and your affiant fully believes that his is innocent of the crime of stealing said Mc Coy’s horse and colt, and farther your <​deponent​> saith not.
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L S Subscribed and sworn to before me, In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at aforesaid this 20th. day of December A. D. 1843.
. Clerk of the Municipal court of the city of ” [HC 6:122] [p. 1808]
December 19 a matter of great speculation with us.”
At 1 p.m. I was present when the Legion paraded near the , were inspected by the officers and instructed to prepare themselves with arms and ammunition and to hold themselves in readiness for a moments notice. Brother Henry Boley was shot severely under the arm by the accidental discharge of his gun.
Amos S. Chase made the following affidavit
“State of . City of . ss. On the 19th. day of December 1843 came Amos S. Chase, before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 18th. day of Decer. 1843 he was about four miles below in , shortly after the arrested for being concerned in kidnapping , not long since, and saw the men of the Neighborhood gathering with arms, to retake the said ; and when asked what they would do if the did not sanction such an unlawful course; several of them replied “Damn the ! If he opens his head we will punch a hole through him!! He dare not open his head! we will serve him the same sauce we will the Mormons.” The said [HC 6:121] Mob then went to , where your affiant saw then with their arms, and further your affiant saith not.
Amos S. Chase
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th. day of Decer. 1843. Clerk M. C.
20 December 1843 • Wednesday
20 Wednesday 20. At home in good health and Spirits counselling and attending to business in general.
The of the Municipal Court took the following affidavits
“State of city of ss. On the 20th. day of December 1843 personally appeared before me Clerk of the Municipal court of said , of Bear Creek precinct in said , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 19th. day of November 1843, at his house, in the precinct aforesaid, of , Territory of Iowa, by false pretences persuaded your affiant to accompany said to the at , where your affiant was seized by one Joseph C. Mc Coy of Clark County Missouri in connection with the said and about one dozen of other Individuals, whose names are unknown to your affiant, and by them forced across said , where they bound your affiant, and Mark Childs swore that your affiant had stolen said Mc Coys horse and colt, and that his father had secreted said horse and colt— and said threatened your affiant with death or seven years imprisonment, in order to persuade him to make false statements, and testify that his father had stolen said Mc Coy’s horse and colt, which statements your affiant made, and swore to the same, while in duress, with a Bowie knife presented to intimidate. And your affiant further saith that the testimony he gave concerning his s guilt was extorted from him through fear, while in duress and said testimony was absolutely false, and your affiant fully believes that his is innocent of the crime of stealing said Mc Coy’s horse and colt, and farther your deponent saith not.
.
L S Subscribed and sworn to before me, In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at aforesaid this 20th. day of December A. D. 1843.
. Clerk of the Municipal court of the city of ” [HC 6:122] [p. 1808]
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