John Taylor, Martyrdom Account

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would go away, he has been pottering about <​around​> the boat for some time, and I am afraid will be coming.” When he discovered his mistake he was not a little amused. I was conducted by Br. Bell, to a house that was surrounded by timber, on the opposite side of the . There I spent several hours in a chamber with <​Br​> Joseph Cain, adjusting my accounts, and I made arrangements for the stereotype plates of the Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants to be forwarded East, thinking to supply the company with subsistence money through the sale of those Books in <​the​> East.
My horses were reported ready by and funds on hand by Br. . In about half an hour I should have started, when Br. came to me and with word that he had found the Brethren; that they had concluded to go to and wished me to return to and accompany them. I must confess that I felt a good deal disappointed at this news; but I immediately made preparation to go. <​Escorted by Br. I & my party went to the neighborhood of where we met Joseph , & others. thinks that was not with Joseph & , in the morning; but that he met him, Joseph & & Br. Calhoun in the afternoon, near returning to .​> On my return to <​meeting the brethren​>, I learned that it was not Br. Josephs desire to return; but that he came back by request of some of the brethren, and that it coincided more with s feelings than with those of Br. Joseph. In fact after his return expressed himself as perfectly satisfied with the course taken, and said that “he felt much more at ease in his mind, than he did before.”
On our return the calculation was to throw ourselves under the immediate protection of the , and to trust to his word and faith for our preservation. A message was, I think <​believe​>, sent to the that night, stating that we should come to in the Mornin <​morning.​> <​The party that came along with us to escort us back in case we returned to by [illegible] having returned. It would seem from the following remarks of that was a design on foot, which was that if we refused to go to at the request that there should be a<​n​> mob increased force called for by the & that we should be destroyed by them in acordance with this project Captain Yates returned with his possee accompanied by the who held the writ. The followig is the ’s remarks, in relation to this affair.​> [p. 28]
would go away, he has been pottering around the boat for some time, and I am afraid will be coming.” When he discovered his mistake he was not a little amused. I was conducted by Br. Bell, to a house that was surrounded by timber, on the opposite side of the . There I spent several hours in a chamber with Br Joseph Cain, adjusting my accounts, and I made arrangements for the stereotype plates of the Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants to be forwarded East, thinking to supply the company with subsistence money through the sale of those Books in the East.
My horses were reported ready by and funds on hand by Br. . In about half an hour I should have started, when Br. came to me with word that he had found the Brethren; that they had concluded to go to and wished me to return to and accompany them. I must confess that I felt a good deal disappointed at this news; but I immediately made preparation to go. Escorted by Br. I & my party went to the neighborhood of where we met Joseph , & others. thinks that was not with Joseph & , in the morning; but that he met him, Joseph & & Br. Calhoun in the afternoon, near returning to . On meeting the brethren, I learned that it was not Br. Josephs desire to return; but that he came back by request of some of the brethren, and that it coincided more with s feelings than with those of Br. Joseph. In fact after his return expressed himself as perfectly satisfied with the course taken, and said that “he felt much more at ease in his mind, than he did before.”
On our return the calculation was to throw ourselves under the immediate protection of the , and to trust to his word and faith for our preservation. A message was, I believe, sent to the that night, stating that we should come to in the morning. The party that came along with us to escort us back in case we returned to having returned. It would seem from the following remarks of that was a design on foot, which was that if we refused to go to at the request that there should be an increased force called for by the & that we should be destroyed by them in acordance with this project Captain Yates returned with his possee accompanied by the who held the writ. The followig is the ’s remarks, in relation to this affair. [p. 28]
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