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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 21​> made the two following affidavits:—
City of )
On the 21st day of June, 1844, came before me , Clerk of the Mayor’s Court, , and after being duly sworn, deposeth and saith, that on Tuesday the 11th inst, he was in , when while speaking of the destruction of the printing press said he was very sorry, for the proprietors had set up that press for the destruction of the , and that he meant to kill Joseph Smith and , and he saith no further.
.
“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of June 1844.
, Clerk M. C.”
“State of Illinois)
City of )
On the 21st day of June, 1844, came before me, , Clerk of the Mayor’s Court for said , , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 19th day of June ins’t, at his residence near Pilot Grove in the afternoon, about twenty-four persons fired about twenty-six guns at him, and that the balls whistled close by his head; thus, this mob, of which John Mc. Kay was one, fired about one hundred guns, but not all at your ; and that this mob was very noisy, cursing and swearing that they would kill every damned Mormon, and he says no further.
.
“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of June, 1844.
, Clerk M. C.”
At 7 P. M., went by order of the Sergeant of the Guard at the Stone House to the , and reported the crew of the “Maid of Iowa” for firing five guns contrary to orders, which were, that any firing of guns was an alarm.
After the news had reached the of the ’s [HC 6:524] arrival at , an express was sent to to stop an express which I had sent to the at before I had learned of his arrival at .
An officer of the army, having arrested a deserter, came to , and staid at my all night. and lady arrived at the about 9 P. M. <​also Esq., my attorney, from .​> At 10 P. M., Private [blank] Minor gave information that he was passing, an hour since, about two miles out of the to his home, he was fired upon by some unknown person; General ordered out a detachment to proceed to the designated place, scour that part of the country, and see that all was right.
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June 21 made the two following affidavits:—
City of )
On the 21st day of June, 1844, came before me , Clerk of the Mayor’s Court, , and after being duly sworn, deposeth and saith, that on Tuesday the 11th inst, he was in , when while speaking of the destruction of the printing press said he was very sorry, for the proprietors had set up that press for the destruction of the , and that he meant to kill Joseph Smith and , and he saith no further.
.
“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of June 1844.
, Clerk M. C.”
“State of Illinois)
City of )
On the 21st day of June, 1844, came before me, , Clerk of the Mayor’s Court for said , , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 19th day of June ins’t, at his residence near Pilot Grove in the afternoon, about twenty-four persons fired about twenty-six guns at him, and that the balls whistled close by his head; thus, this mob, of which John Mc. Kay was one, fired about one hundred guns, but not all at your ; and that this mob was very noisy, cursing and swearing that they would kill every damned Mormon, and he says no further.
.
“Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of June, 1844.
, Clerk M. C.”
At 7 P. M., went by order of the Sergeant of the Guard at the Stone House to the , and reported the crew of the “Maid of Iowa” for firing five guns contrary to orders, which were, that any firing of guns was an alarm.
After the news had reached the of the ’s [HC 6:524] arrival at , an express was sent to to stop an express which I had sent to the at before I had learned of his arrival at .
An officer of the army, having arrested a deserter, came to , and staid at my all night. and lady arrived at the about 9 P. M. also Esq., my attorney, from . At 10 P. M., Private [blank] Minor gave information that he was passing, an hour since, about two miles out of the to his home, he was fired upon by some unknown person; General ordered out a detachment to proceed to the designated place, scour that part of the country, and see that all was right.
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