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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 28​> been put in requisition for concentrating the military force of the neighboring counties at , and in twelve hours there will be a sufficient force for the protection of every citizen in the .
“I confidently believe there is no just apprehension of an attack upon any place by the Mormon citizens of our . And I hereby strictly command all citizens of to abstain from violence towards the Mormon population, under penalty of the severest inflictions of military law, and act in no case only on the defensive.
“The corpses of the murdered men will be forthwith removed to , under an escort from Head Quarters.
“Given under my hand this 28th June 1844, 4 o’clock A. M.
, Brig. Gen., 4th Brigade and 5th Division
“It is hoped and expected that the will be at Head Quarters in a few hours.”
At 7½ a. m., issued orders for the whole of the Legion to meet on the parade ground, east of the , at 10 a. m. They met accordingly, when addresses were delivered, and exhortations given to the Saints to keep quiet, and not to let their violently outraged feelings get the better of them.
About noon a council of officers <​of the Legion​> was held at Head Quarters, and from thence <​the Coun​> they went to meet the sad procession that accompanied the bodies of the murdered Prophet and .
At 2½ p. m., the corpses arrived at Mullholland Street, on two wagons, guarded by a few men from , and nearly all the citizens collected together and followed the bodies to the , where the multitude were addressed by , , and Messrs. and , who exhorted the people to be peaceable and calm, and use no threats. [HC 7:134]
We here insert the names of Joseph’s body guard:
, Captain ,
<​Amos should be Abraham​> ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
,
, Herald and Armor Bearer.
<​ called at the Historians office May 28, 1866 & informed that although nominated never was qualified nor acted as Joseph’s body guard. On the day of their qualification he said he had enough to do, wherepon was called & immediately qualified R. L. C.​>
The following are the names of the Martial Band:—
, Major, ,
, Fife major, Jesse Earl,
, Drum major, J. M. King,
Elisha Everett [Averett], Leader, H. B. Jacobs,
William Carter, A. J. Clothier,
Dominicus Carter, Sylvester Duzette,
James W. Cummings, [blank] Lyon,
Joseph Richards, Aroet Hale,
Geo. W. Taggart, Abram Day,
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June 28 been put in requisition for concentrating the military force of the neighboring counties at , and in twelve hours there will be a sufficient force for the protection of every citizen in the .
“I confidently believe there is no just apprehension of an attack upon any place by the Mormon citizens of our . And I hereby strictly command all citizens of to abstain from violence towards the Mormon population, under penalty of the severest inflictions of military law, and act in no case only on the defensive.
“The corpses of the murdered men will be forthwith removed to , under an escort from Head Quarters.
“Given under my hand this 28th June 1844, 4 o’clock A. M.
, Brig. Gen., 4th Brigade and 5th Division
“It is hoped and expected that the will be at Head Quarters in a few hours.”
At 7½ a. m., issued orders for the whole of the Legion to meet on the parade ground, east of the , at 10 a. m. They met accordingly, when addresses were delivered, and exhortations given to the Saints to keep quiet, and not to let their violently outraged feelings get the better of them.
About noon a council of officers of the Legion was held , and from thence they went to meet the sad procession that accompanied the bodies of the murdered Prophet and .
At 2½ p. m., the corpses arrived at Mullholland Street, on two wagons, guarded by a few men from , and nearly all the citizens collected together and followed the bodies to the , where the multitude were addressed by , , and Messrs. and , who exhorted the people to be peaceable and calm, and use no threats. [HC 7:134]
We here insert the names of Joseph’s body guard:
, Captain ,
Amos should be Abraham ,
, ,
,
, ,
,
, Herald and Armor Bearer.
called at the Historians office May 28, 1866 & informed that although nominated never was qualified nor acted as Joseph’s body guard. On the day of their qualification he said he had enough to do, wherepon was called & immediately qualified R. L. C.
The following are the names of the Martial Band:—
, Major, ,
, Fife major, Jesse Earl,
, Drum major, J. M. King,
Elisha Everett [Averett], Leader, H. B. Jacobs,
William Carter, A. J. Clothier,
Dominicus Carter, Sylvester Duzette,
James W. Cummings, [blank] Lyon,
Joseph Richards, Aroet Hale,
Geo. W. Taggart, Abram Day,
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