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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 26.​> “They have already taken two loads but he has charged them a dollar a bushel for it.
“The Amaranth has just landed at the foot of Main Street, and unloaded 200 bbls flour,— 95 for Mr Kimball, and the balance for Bryant.
“Captain Singleton who came at the head of the police this morning is sending a request to the to call them home, he says he finds no difficulties to settle here but there is plenty to settle at home. He furthermore says that while the police were at they were treated as soldiers, but since they came to they have been treated as gentlemen.
“The company all got home safe and well last night.
“A messenger is about to start forthwith to .
“All is peace in ; many threats keep coming that the mob are determined to attack the in your absence, but we have no fears.
“With fervency and true friendship, I remain,
Yours eternally,
This letter was sent from by . Joseph instructed to return to with all haste and fetch a number of documents for the promised trial.
25 min. to 7. Sent a message to to get subpoenas for , and , with instructions to bring with them the papers that they carried to the at , and which the had not seen, as he had started for before they arrived at .
¼ to 8. Supper.
8 p. m. Counselors and called with Elder , and said that the and Military Officers had held a Council which had been called by the , and they decided that the and all the troops should march to at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning, except one one company of about 50 men, in order to gratify the troops, and return next day, the company [HC 6:599] of fifty men to be selected by the from those of the troops whose fidelity he could most rely on, to guard the prisoners, who should be left in Jail; and that their trial be deferred until Saturday the 29th. After the consultation, the justice (Robert F. Smith) who was one of the officers in command, altered the return of the subpoenas until the 29th. This was done without consulting either the prisoners or their counsel.
About 8¼ p. m. Patriarch met , and delivered the message; when replied, “ you are too late, I am already engaged on the other side.”
9 p. m. Messrs , and returned to .
9¼. Elder prayed. , , , and staid with Joseph and in the front room.
During the evening the Patriarch read and commented upon extracts from the Book of Mormon, on the imprisonments and deliverance of the servants of God for the gospel’s sake. Joseph bore a powerful testimony to the guards of the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon— the restoration of the [p. 172]
June 26. “They have already taken two loads but he has charged them a dollar a bushel for it.
“The Amaranth has just landed at the foot of Main Street, and unloaded 200 bbls flour,— 95 for Mr Kimball, and the balance for Bryant.
“Captain Singleton who came at the head of the police this morning is sending a request to the to call them home, he says he finds no difficulties to settle here but there is plenty to settle at home. He furthermore says that while the police were at they were treated as soldiers, but since they came to they have been treated as gentlemen.
“The company all got home safe and well last night.
“A messenger is about to start forthwith to .
“All is peace in ; many threats keep coming that the mob are determined to attack the in your absence, but we have no fears.
“With fervency and true friendship, I remain,
Yours eternally,
This letter was sent from by . Joseph instructed to return to with all haste and fetch a number of documents for the promised trial.
25 min. to 7. Sent a message to to get subpoenas for , and , with instructions to bring with them the papers that they carried to the at , and which the had not seen, as he had started for before they arrived at .
¼ to 8. Supper.
8 p. m. Counselors and called with Elder , and said that the and Military Officers had held a Council which had been called by the , and they decided that the and all the troops should march to at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning, except one company of about 50 men, in order to gratify the troops, and return next day, the company [HC 6:599] of fifty men to be selected by the from those of the troops whose fidelity he could most rely on, to guard the prisoners, who should be left in Jail; and that their trial be deferred until Saturday the 29th. After the consultation, the justice (Robert F. Smith) who was one of the officers in command, altered the return of the subpoenas until the 29th. This was done without consulting either the prisoners or their counsel.
About 8¼ p. m. Patriarch met , and delivered the message; when replied, “ you are too late, I am already engaged on the other side.”
9 p. m. Messrs , and returned to .
9¼. Elder prayed. , , , and staid with Joseph and in the front room.
During the evening the Patriarch read and commented upon extracts from the Book of Mormon, on the imprisonments and deliverance of the servants of God for the gospel’s sake. Joseph bore a powerful testimony to the guards of the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon— the restoration of the [p. 172]
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