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

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<​June 26​> twenty miles distance; whereupon the prisoners were remanded to prison, with the following mittimus:—
“State of Illinois) SS
)
“To the of the jail of , Illinois, Greeting:
“Whereas Joseph Smith and have been arrested and brought before me, Robert F. Smith, a justice of the peace in and for said for examination on the charge of Treason against the State of and have applied for a continuance which is granted until the 27th June 1844 at 12 o’clock, m. These are therefore to command you to receive the said Joseph Smith and into your custody in the Jail of the there to remain until they are brought before me for said examination according to law.
“Given under my hand and seal this 26th. day of June 1844
R. F. Smith, J. P.” L. S.
5.30 returned to Jail [blank] and Joseph and were thrust into close confinement.
Patriarch came from Macedonia to the Jail to see his Nephews Joseph and ; the road was thronged with mobbers; three of them snapped their guns at him, and he was threatened by many others who recognized him; the guard at the Jail refused him admittance. Joseph saw him through the prison window, and said to [HC 6:597] the guard, “let the old gentleman come in, he is my uncle.” The guard replied they did not care who the hell he was uncle to, he should not go in. Joseph replied, “you will not hinder so old and infirm a man as he is from coming in;” and then said, “come in ”; on which, after searching him closely, the guard let him pass into the jail, where he remained about an hour. He asked Joseph if he thought he should again get out of the hands of his enemies, when he replied: “my brother thinks I shall; I wish you would tell the brethren in Macedonia that they can see by this, that it has not been safe for me to visit them; and tell , I want him to come and assist me as an attorney at my expected trial tomorrow before Captain R. F. Smith”
then left the jail to convey this message to who was at Macedonia. -[’s Jnl]-
6 p. m. Copied witnesses’ names, and mittimus.
brought the following:—
“I would advise the to keep the Messrs Smith’s in the room in which I found them this morning, unless a closer confinement should be clearly necessary to prevent an escape.
,
Governor and Commander in Chief”
“June 26th 1844”
6¼ p. m. Received the following letter from :
, June 26th 1844
“Dear President,
I write this line to inform you that Mr Marsh, who lives down the , and of whom you have had corn, pork &c, has sent word that if you [HC 6:598] want <​any​> bail he is ready for one to any amount, and further that he has got some corn left which he wants you to have lest the mob get it. (We will endeavor to obtain it.) [p. 171]
June 26 twenty miles distance; whereupon the prisoners were remanded to prison, with the following mittimus:—
“State of Illinois) SS
)
“To the of the jail of , Illinois, Greeting:
“Whereas Joseph Smith and have been arrested and brought before me, Robert F. Smith, a justice of the peace in and for said for examination on the charge of Treason against the State of and have applied for a continuance which is granted until the 27th June 1844 at 12 o’clock, m. These are therefore to command you to receive the said Joseph Smith and into your custody in the Jail of the there to remain until they are brought before me for said examination according to law.
“Given under my hand and seal this 26th. day of June 1844
R. F. Smith, J. P.” L. S.
5.30 returned to Jail [blank] and Joseph and were thrust into close confinement.
Patriarch came from Macedonia to the Jail to see his Nephews Joseph and ; the road was thronged with mobbers; three of them snapped their guns at him, and he was threatened by many others who recognized him; the guard at the Jail refused him admittance. Joseph saw him through the prison window, and said to [HC 6:597] the guard, “let the old gentleman come in, he is my uncle.” The guard replied they did not care who the hell he was uncle to, he should not go in. Joseph replied, “you will not hinder so old and infirm a man as he is from coming in;” and then said, “come in ”; on which, after searching him closely, the guard let him pass into the jail, where he remained about an hour. He asked Joseph if he thought he should again get out of the hands of his enemies, when he replied: “my brother thinks I shall; I wish you would tell the brethren in Macedonia that they can see by this, that it has not been safe for me to visit them; and tell , I want him to come and assist me as an attorney at my expected trial tomorrow before Captain R. F. Smith”
then left the jail to convey this message to who was at Macedonia. -[’s Jnl]-
6 p. m. Copied witnesses’ names, and mittimus.
brought the following:—
“I would advise the to keep the Messrs Smith in the room in which I found them this morning, unless a closer confinement should be clearly necessary to prevent an escape.
,
Governor and Commander in Chief”
“June 26th 1844”
6¼ p. m. Received the following letter from :
, June 26th 1844
“Dear President,
I write this line to inform you that Mr Marsh, who lives down the , and of whom you have had corn, pork &c, has sent word that if you [HC 6:598] want any bail he is ready for one to any amount, and further that he has got some corn left which he wants you to have lest the mob get it. (We will endeavor to obtain it.) [p. 171]
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