<Sept 15> and that the officer. with a guard of ten men, in attempti[n]g to serve the writ, was <were> forcibly driven from the town where the off[e]nders were supposd to be; and that the mormons were so well armed & so numerous in & , that the judic[i]al power of the counties was wholly unable to excutee [execute] a writ againt a mormon, & that the Mormons held the institut[io]ns of the county in utter contempt,” And <with> many more such lies of the blackest kind. Upon which <s order to > issued an order to Gen of the 3[d] Division of Militia, through the adjutant Gen B. M. Lisle, to raise a sufficient force of troops under his command. and aid the civil offciers in to exe[c]ute all writs & other processes, in their chaged [charge?] & especilly assist the offcier cha[r]ged with the excutin [execution]. of a writ issud by Wm Dryd[e]n J. P. on the 29 of Aug last, for the arrest of , & othrs, & bring the offende[r]s to justice.—
<’s Letter to > The following letter doubtless gives a tolerably fair view of the Movemnts of the Militia for a few days past. (Gen Head Quarters (see documet 24, p. ) Mo. Mi. By this it is clearly seen that the officers & troops acting under the orders, had very little regard for the laws of the land. Otherwise , , & McHany would not have been discharged by them.— I was at & about home this day attending to my business as usual.