Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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[nuisance?] and have it removed. The city councill finally took the matter into consideration and find[ing] that the Law would allow them to do so declared the press a nuisance and had it destroyed destroyed. This was before the spring circuit court was held in the spring of 1845 1844—
The Apostates left the in a great rage swearing vengeance upon Joseph the council and the They <​went before Esqu Smith at and​> swore out writs for Joseph the council and the police and sent here after them but our they took advantage of the priviledge of Habeous corpus which was granted them in the charter and were tried before of . They then Complained to the who came to <​being in​> on buisness at the time came immediately to where he found a mob collected of several hundred men— he took a vote from them to see if they would stand by him in such measures as he saw fit to adopt and they agreed to abide the law he then sent to for those men whom the mob and Joseph and several others by virtue of the smith writ as he did not choose to recognize the Habeous— corpus priveledge contained in our charter my sons knowing that the men by whom the was suronded were sworn to take their lives at first fled to but as the pledged the faith of the for their protection and was inclined to come back for as he heard the had threatened to burn the if the prisoners were not given up many of the brethren thought they ought to give themselves up for trial— But Joseph if he went he should die however he was willing to die for the [p. 8, bk. [19]]
nuisance and have it removed. The city councill finally took the matter into consideration and finding that the Law would allow them to do so declared the press a nuisance and had it destroyed. This was before the circuit court was held in the spring of 1844—
The Apostates left the in a great rage swearing vengeance upon Joseph the council and the They went before Esqu Smith at and swore out writs for Joseph the council and the police and sent here after them but they took advantage of the priviledge of Habeous corpus which was granted them in the charter and were tried before of . They then Complained to the who being in on buisness at the time came immediately to where he found a mob collected of several hundred men— he took a vote from them to see if they would stand by him in such measures as he saw fit to adopt and they agreed to abide the law he then sent to for Joseph and several others by virtue of the smith writ as he did not choose to recognize the Habeous— corpus priveledge contained in our charter my sons knowing that the men by whom the was suronded were sworn to take their lives at first fled to but the pledged faith of the for their protection and was inclined to come back as he heard the had threatened to burn the if the prisoners were not given up many of the brethren thought they ought to give themselves up for trial— But Joseph if he went he should die however he was willing to die for the [p. 8, bk. [19]]
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