<Septr. 7> trials. particularly in . While satan was trying to, mob & murder the in , he was at the same time trying to stir up strife. & weaken the faith of the saints in . This day went into Burslem. Among the Staffordshire Potteries & re-commended a work which was beguen— a short time previous by Elder , who had prea[c]hed there a few times, and led a few into the .
under the civil authorities of , who issued the writ, for securing the arrms. and arresting the carriers. The prisoners were brought to for trial, On the trial
<Camp> The camp travelld 2 mi before breakfast. and tented on each side of the Little Ambro. near the west line of Edgar County. where the sisters made a washing, as directed by the council, as they had not had the privilige for some days, while some had died. & others were sick. The camp was instructed by the council that they could not all go up to in a body. but that it was wisdom that some should look out places and stop th[r]ough the winter. & work & get means to help themselves with when they g◊t arrived, as the money receivd at Bath was growing short; but the ought to go up as s◊◊◊ and locate their families as soon as possible, and go forth & preach the gospel.—
<10> Monday 10th. There was one a child born in camp this mornig, son of Reuben Daniels. 9 or 10 families concluded to look for a place & stop over winter. The camp passed passed Independence & across 15 mile prairie in all 22 miles— & encamped by a small stream.
<Trial of &c> This day the prisone[r]s. , Wm L. McHoney. & were brought before . Justice of the peace for trial examination. The prisoners asked for bail for to allow time to get. The law— allowed no bail, but the court adjound [adjourned] till wedneday to give time <for prison[er]s> to get council. After the arrest the facts were communictd [communicated] to by letter, asking his advice how to <’s Letters> dispose of the guns & prisone[r]s.— Under date of <> Sept 10th advised by letter. to “turn the prisoners loose. & let them receive kind treatment; that <the> guns were govenmt [government] prope[r]ty. in the care of Capt [p. 13]