History Draft [21 June–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1856
June 27. <​Thursday​> Prest. and spent a portion of the day together in the city of , and were sitting together in the Railway depo, at the time of the massacre of the Prophets; they felt very sorrowful and depressed in spirits without knowing any cause.
Elders and travelled from to by Railway and Steamboat. [2 lines blank]
Elder was in the hall occupied by the in , examining maps, and designating or pointing out each mans district or field of labor, in company with Elders , and others a part <​of that day. He felt very heavy and sorrowful in spirit, knew not the cause, but felt no heart to look on the maps— retired to the further end of the Hall alone, and walked the floor. Tears ran down his face, & wet the floor as he walked. never felt so before, and knew no reason why he should feel so then.​>
Elder was on the canal boat between Utica and N. Y. on his return to , and was much depressed in spirit, his bro. came on board of the same boat, and asked him if he had any books or pamphlets containing the Gospel of Christ or the words of life, if so, to put them under lock and key for the people were not worthy of them, for says “I feel the spirit of murder is in the hearts of the people through the land.”
Elder [3 lines blank]
Elders and were the only two of the , who were not on missions, and the only two men who were with the martyrs when they fell, and sealed their testimony with their blood.
Elder was at the house of Noah Willis Bartholomew near Jacksonburgh. <​Jackson Co.​> Michigan <​(leave a line blank)​>
Elder was in the city of and felt that depression of spirit mentioned by his brethren. [5 lines blank] [p. 3]
1856
June 27. Thursday Prest. and spent a portion of the day together in the city of , and were sitting together in the Railway depo, at the time of the massacre of the Prophets; they felt very sorrowful and depressed in spirits without knowing any cause.
Elders and travelled from to by Railway and Steamboat. [2 lines blank]
Elder was in the hall occupied by the in , examining maps, and designating or pointing out each mans district or field of labor, in company with Elders , and others a part of that day. He felt very heavy and sorrowful in spirit, knew not the cause, but felt no heart to look on the maps— retired to the further end of the Hall alone, and walked the floor. Tears ran down his face, & wet the floor as he walked. never felt so before, and knew no reason why he should feel so then.
Elder was on the canal boat between Utica and N. Y. on his return to , and was much depressed in spirit, his bro. came on board of the same boat, and asked him if he had any books or pamphlets containing the Gospel of Christ or the words of life, if so, to put them under lock and key for the people were not worthy of them, for says “I feel the spirit of murder is in the hearts of the people through the land.”
Elder [3 lines blank]
Elders and were the only two of the , who were not on missions, and the only two men who were with the martyrs when they fell, and sealed their testimony with their blood.
Elder was at the house of Noah Willis Bartholomew Jacksonburgh. Jackson Co. Michigan (leave a line blank)
Elder was in the city of and felt that depression of spirit mentioned by his brethren. [5 lines blank] [p. 3]
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