History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 19​> to the place where the writ was first issued, and nothing less than that would satisfy the people.
Anson Call,
David Evans,
Wm. E. Horner.
“Sworn and subscribed to this 19th day of June, 1844.
, J. P.—” [HC 6:506]
From the best information they could learn, there were two hundred armed men at Rocky Run precinct, two hundred at , two hundred in , and the whole receiving constant additions.
At 9 P. M, I was at home— the all quiet.
20 June 1844 • Thursday
<​20​> Thursday 20 At day break I went with my staff and , to the prairie, to view the situation of the ground, and to devise plans for the defence of the , and select the proper locations to meet the mob, and made arrangements for provisions for the , instructing my agents to pledge my farms for the purpose
At 10 A. M., Mr <​Dr​> Southwick from Louisiana arrived and reported that there was not much excitement in — that a cannon had arrived at from , and that it had been reported to him that there was great excitement in Upper .
At 11, I reviewed the Legion facing the , and went to parade on the banks of the .
I insert the affidavit of Carlos W. Lyon:—
City of .)
On the 20th day of June, 1844, came before me, , Recorder of the aforesaid, Carlos W. Lyon, and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that while at , Mo., on Monday the 17th inst., it was a common topic that they were furnishing arms and ammunition to be sent by steam boat to , Illinois, and said if the people of need five hundred men to give notice by the Steamer ‘Boreas’, and the men should be sent from to , and that your said affiant also saw a cannon landed from the Steamer ‘Mermaid’ at , and further he saith not.
Carlos W. Lyon.
“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of June, 1844.
,
Recorder of the City of .” [HC 6:507]
Wrote to , President of the as follows:—
“City of , Ill., June 20th, 1844.
“Sir:—
I have just enclosed to the of the State of copies of the enclosed affidavits and extra. I am sorry to say that the State of , not contented with robbing, driving, and murdering many of the Latter Day Saints, are now joining the mob of this for the purpose of the ‘utter extermination’ of the Mormons, as they have resolved. And now, sir, as President of the , will you render that protection which the Constitution guarantees in case of ‘insurrection and rebellion’, and save the innocent and oppressed from such horrid persecution?
“With great respect I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant,
Joseph Smith,
Mayor.”
,
President of the
,
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June 19 to the place where the writ was first issued, and nothing less than that would satisfy the people.
Anson Call,
David Evans,
Wm. E. Horner.
“Sworn and subscribed to this 19th day of June, 1844.
, J. P.—” [HC 6:506]
From the best information they could learn, there were two hundred armed men at Rocky Run precinct, two hundred at , two hundred in , and the whole receiving constant additions.
At 9 P. M, I was at home— the all quiet.
20 June 1844 • Thursday
20 Thursday 20 At day break I went with my staff and , to the prairie, to view the situation of the ground, and to devise plans for the defence of the , and select the proper locations to meet the mob, and made arrangements for provisions for the , instructing my agents to pledge my farms for the purpose
At 10 A. M., Dr Southwick from Louisiana arrived and reported that there was not much excitement in — that a cannon had arrived at from , and that it had been reported to him that there was great excitement in Upper .
At 11, I reviewed the Legion facing the , and went to parade on the banks of the .
I insert the affidavit of Carlos W. Lyon:—
City of .)
On the 20th day of June, 1844, came before me, , Recorder of the aforesaid, Carlos W. Lyon, and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that while at , Mo., on Monday the 17th inst., it was a common topic that they were furnishing arms and ammunition to be sent by steam boat to , Illinois, and said if the people of need five hundred men to give notice by the Steamer ‘Boreas’, and the men should be sent from to , and that your said affiant also saw a cannon landed from the Steamer ‘Mermaid’ at , and further he saith not.
Carlos W. Lyon.
“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of June, 1844.
,
Recorder of the City of .” [HC 6:507]
Wrote to , President of the as follows:—
“City of , Ill., June 20th, 1844.
“Sir:—
I have just enclosed to the of the State of copies of the enclosed affidavits and extra. I am sorry to say that the State of , not contented with robbing, driving, and murdering many of the Latter Day Saints, are now joining the mob of this for the purpose of the ‘utter extermination’ of the Mormons, as they have resolved. And now, sir, as President of the , will you render that protection which the Constitution guarantees in case of ‘insurrection and rebellion’, and save the innocent and oppressed from such horrid persecution?
“With great respect I have the honor to be
Your obedient Servant,
Joseph Smith,
Mayor.”
,
President of the
,
[p. 123]
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