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

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<​July 7​> to be revoked, and this deponent released from further proceedings in the place <​premises​>.
Joseph Smith.
Seal Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th. day of July AD 1843— Given under my hand and Notorial seal the day and year last written.
, Notary Public Co Ill.”
Also and , joined with me in the following
“State of ) ss
)
Personally come before <​me,​> a Notary Public in and for said , who being sworn says that after the arrest of himself and others as mentioned in the foregoing affidavit, he went to Judge and asked to grant him a fair trial at law saying that with the result of such a trial he would be satisfied— but answered that “there was no law for the Mormons”— that “they must be exterminated”— that the prisoners, this and others must die, but that some people as women and children would have the privilege of leaving the , but there was no hope for them—
He told that his family composed of helpless females had been plundered and driven out into the prairie and asked what he should do. to which answered that if he would renounce his religion and forsake Smith he would be released and protected— that the same offer was made to the other prisoners all of whom however refused to do so and were in reply told that they would be put to death— being in like manner sworn says that the same offer was made to him by the prosecuting Attorney that if he would forsake the Mormons he should be released and restored to his home and suffered to remain, to which he returned an answer similar to that of — Joseph Smith being in like manner sworn says, that he and were chained together at the time of the conversation above recited by ; which conversation he heard, and which is cor[HC 5:495]rectly stated above, but that no such offer was made to him it being understood as certain that he was to be shot. Joseph Smith, , .
LS Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th. day of July AD 1843.
Given under my hand and Notarial Seal the day and year last written
Notary Public Ill.
Afterwards , , , , , , and joined in making the following affidavit.
State of ) ss
)
Personally appeared before a notary Public within and for said the undersigned citizens of said who being first severally duly sworn according to the law upon said oath depose and say that the said affiants were citizens and residents of and the adjoining Counties in the state of during the years AD 1837. 1838. and a part of AD. 1839. that said affiants were personally conversant with and sufferers in the scenes and troubles usually denominated the Mormon war in — That the acting executive officer of said , together with and and [p. 1664]
July 7 to be revoked, and this deponent released from further proceedings in the premises.
Joseph Smith.
Seal Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th. day of July AD 1843— Given under my hand and Notorial seal the day and year last written.
, Notary Public Co Ill.”
Also and , joined with me in the following
“State of ) ss
)
Personally come before me, a Notary Public in and for said , who being sworn says that after the arrest of himself and others as mentioned in the foregoing affidavit, he went to Judge and asked to grant him a fair trial at law saying that with the result of such a trial he would be satisfied— but answered that “there was no law for the Mormons”— that “they must be exterminated”— that the prisoners, this and others must die, but that some people as women and children would have the privilege of leaving the , but there was no hope for them—
He told that his family composed of helpless females had been plundered and driven out into the prairie and asked what he should do. to which answered that if he would renounce his religion and forsake Smith he would be released and protected— that the same offer was made to the other prisoners all of whom however refused to do so and were in reply told that they would be put to death— being in like manner sworn says that the same offer was made to him by the prosecuting Attorney that if he would forsake the Mormons he should be released and restored to his home and suffered to remain, to which he returned an answer similar to that of — Joseph Smith being in like manner sworn says, that he and were chained together at the time of the conversation above recited by ; which conversation he heard, and which is cor[HC 5:495]rectly stated above, but that no such offer was made to him it being understood as certain that he was to be shot. Joseph Smith, , .
LS Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th. day of July AD 1843.
Given under my hand and Notarial Seal the day and year last written
Notary Public Ill.
Afterwards , , , , , , and joined in making the following affidavit.
State of ) ss
)
Personally appeared before a notary Public within and for said the undersigned citizens of said who being first severally duly sworn according to the law upon said oath depose and say that the said affiants were citizens and residents of and the adjoining Counties in the state of during the years AD 1837. 1838. and a part of AD. 1839. that said affiants were personally conversant with and sufferers in the scenes and troubles usually denominated the Mormon war in — That the acting executive officer of said , together with and and [p. 1664]
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