Memorial to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, circa 30 October 1839–27 January 1840

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that had gone from “” by the orders of to protect the citizens of . As advanced in the direction of the mob, they retreated before him, leaving their cannon on the way, which fell into the hands of <​and his men.​>. The mob being thus dispersed; returned with his men <​company​> to ; and in a few days after came <​afterwards​> came back to “”. It was now supposed that all difficulties were at an end; and that the Mormons would be suffered to rest in peace. But contrary to this expectation, on the evening of the 23d of October messengers arrived at “” and informed the citizens <​Mormons​> that a body of armed men had made its appearance in the south part of the ; and that they were burning houses, destroying property, and threatening the mormons with death, “unless they left the county the next morning by 10 oclock, or renounced their religion”. About midnight another messenger came with news of like import. <​again​> collected about sixty <​Mormon​> men and proceeded to the scene of the disturbance, to protect, if possible, the lives and property of the Mormons from the threatened destruction.
On his arrival in the neighborhood, where the first ravages had been committed, he found that the mob had gone to another part of the , and were continuing to perpetrate acts of plunder and outrage <​both against the persons and property of the Mormons.​>. He marched a short distance further, when he unexpectedly came upon the encampment of the mob. The sentinels of the mob instantly fired upon him and killed one of his men. They continued their fire until ordered a charge, when, after a few fires the mob were dispersed and fled in all directions. But poor was killed and one of his men also fell by his side [p. 19]
that had gone from “” by the orders of to protect the citizens of . As advanced in the direction of the mob, they retreated before him, leaving their cannon on the way, which fell into the hands of and his men.. The mob being thus dispersed; returned with his company to ; and in a few days afterwards came back to “”. It was now supposed that all difficulties were at an end; and that the Mormons would be suffered to rest in peace. But contrary to this expectation, on the evening of the 23d of October messengers arrived at “” and informed the Mormons that a body of armed men had made its appearance in the south part of the ; and that they were burning houses, destroying property, and threatening the mormons with death, “unless they left the county the next morning by 10 oclock, or renounced their religion”. About midnight another messenger came with news of like import. again collected about sixty Mormon men and proceeded to the scene of the disturbance, to protect, if possible, the lives and property of the Mormons from the threatened destruction.
On his arrival in the neighborhood, where the first ravages had been committed, he found that the mob had gone to another part of the , and were continuing to perpetrate acts of plunder and outrage both against the persons and property of the Mormons.. He marched a short distance further, when he unexpectedly came upon the encampment of the mob. The sentinels of the mob instantly fired upon him and killed one of his men. They continued their fire until ordered a charge, when, after a few fires the mob were dispersed and fled in all directions. But poor was killed and one of his men also fell by his side [p. 19]
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