History Draft [21 June–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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28 June 1844 • Friday
<​June​> Frid 28. News arrived in at day light that Joseph and were murdered yesterday while in Jail committed upon an illegal by Robert F. Smith J. P. and Captain of the Company who was stationed at the Jail.
issued the following
“Proclamation
(copy printed circular) few hours”
At 7½ a. m. issued orders for the whole of the to meet on the parade ground east of the at 10 a. m.: They met accordingly, when <​were​> addresses were delivered and exhortations given to the to keep quiet, and not to let their violently outraged feelings get the better of them.
About noon a council of officers was held at Head Quarters.
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 multi tude were addressed by , , and Messrs. and who exhorted the people to be peaceable and calm, and use no threats.
We here insert the names of Josephs body guard.
Captn. Amos C. Hodge, , , , , , , , , , ,
Herald and Armor Bearer.
The following are the names of the Martial Band.
Major. , Fife Major. Drummajor. Elisha Everett [Averett] Leader, William Carter, Dominicus Carter, Jas. W. Cummings, Joseph Richards, Geo. W. Taggart, Jesse Earl, J. M. King. H. B. Jacobs, A. J. Clothier, Sylvester Duzette, [blank] Lyon, Aroet Hale, Abram Day, L. D <​W​> Hardy, Willard Smith, Stephen Wilbur Lewis Hardy, James Leithead, J. M. Trink, Eleazur [Eleazer] King, [blank] Sprague [p. 4]
28 June 1844 • Friday
June Frid 28. News arrived in at day light that Joseph and were murdered yesterday while in Jail committed upon an illegal by Robert F. Smith J. P. and Captain of the Company who was stationed at the Jail.
issued the following
“Proclamation
(copy printed circular) few hours”
At 7½ a. m. issued orders for the whole of the 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 to keep quiet, and not to let their violently outraged feelings get the better of them.
About noon a council of officers was held at Head Quarters.
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 multi tude were addressed by , , and Messrs. and who exhorted the people to be peaceable and calm, and use no threats.
We here insert the names of Josephs body guard.
Captn. Amos C. Hodge, , , , , , , , , , ,
Herald and Armor Bearer.
The following are the names of the Martial Band.
Major. , Fife Major. Drummajor. Elisha Everett [Averett] Leader, William Carter, Dominicus Carter, Jas. W. Cummings, Joseph Richards, Geo. W. Taggart, Jesse Earl, J. M. King. H. B. Jacobs, A. J. Clothier, Sylvester Duzette, [blank] Lyon, Aroet Hale, Abram Day, L. W Hardy, Willard Smith, Stephen Wilbur Lewis Hardy, James Leithead, J. M. Trink, Eleazur [Eleazer] King, [blank] Sprague [p. 4]
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