Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July 1843–29 February 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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12 August 1843 • Saturday
Saturday Aug 12.— returnd. from Joseph not well gave saw him at home 5 P.M.
A. La Forest gave some expermets [experiments] or exhib[i]ted some feats of strength as a public show man in the court room lifting cannon anvils men &c
. ele[c]ted School commissioner and Geo W. Thatcher. clerk of Co. Commissione[r]s Cou[r]t. went to to give bonds. and take oath of office.— when before the court . Franklin J. Worrill [Worrell]. one Prentice. and 12 or 15 others came in cou[r]t— armd with hickory clubbs— kn[i]ves. dirks and Pistols. and told the court they must not approve there bond or swear them into office. if they did blood would be spilt and pledged their word. honors & reputati[o]ns to keep them out of officce & put down the mormons the bonds were accepted.— and the mob notified a meeti[n]g of the old citizens of . on satu[r]day next.— to consider about the morm[on]s retain[in]g their offices—— [p. [43]]
12 August 1843 • Saturday
Saturday Aug 12.— returnd. from Joseph not well saw him at home 5 P.M.
A. La Forest gave some expermets [experiments] or exhibited some feats of strength as a public show man in the court room lifting cannon anvils men &c
. elected School commissioner and Geo W. Thatcher. clerk of Co. Commissioners Court. went to to give bonds. and take oath of office.— when before the court . Franklin J. Worrill [Worrell]. one Prentice. and 12 or 15 others came in court— armd with hickory clubbs— knives. dirks and Pistols. and told the court they must not approve there bond or swear them into office. if they did blood would be spilt and pledged their word. honors & reputations to keep them out of officce & put down the mormons the bonds were accepted.— and the mob notified a meeting of the old citizens of . on saturday next.— to consider about the mormons retaining their offices—— [p. [43]]
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