Minutes and Testimonies, 12–29 November 1838 [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]

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  • Historical Introduction
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would not protect us. It was time then we should rise as the saints of the most high God & protect ourselves & take the Kingdom, and observed that before the winter was over he thought we would be in & take it. Smith charged them that they should be united in supporting each other. Smith said on some occasions observed that one should chase a thousand & two put ten thousand to flight. That he considered the rotten he compared the Mormon Church to the little stone spoken of by the Propt Daniel. & that the dissenters first was part of the image & the state next, that should be destroyed by this little stone.
The called <​council​> was called on to vote the above measures, & were unanimouse in favour of them— On the next day the <​who was called by the prophet ​> took command took com of a body of armed men, <​about 100​> and told them he had a job for them to do. & that they the must work of the Lord was rolling on, & that they must be united. the He then led his troops to saying he was agoing to attack the mob there— at the goods in the store were taken. He made a rush into , dispersed the few men there, and took the goods out of the ' store, & took them to , & I afterwards saw the store house on fire. When we returned to , the goods were deposited in the Lords store house under the care of bishop . orders were strictly given that all the goods should be put in the Lords store house. Jos Smith Jr was at giving directions about things in general connected with the war. [p. [7]]
would not protect us. It was time then we should rise as the saints of the most high God & protect ourselves & take the Kingdom, and observed that before the winter was over he thought we would be in & take it. Smith charged them that they should be united in supporting each other. Smith said on some occasions that one should chase a thousand & two put ten thousand to flight. That he considered the rotten he compared the Mormon Church to the little stone spoken of by the Propt Daniel. & that the dissenters first was part of the image & the state next, that should be destroyed by this little stone.
The council was called on to vote the above measures, & were unanimouse in favour of them— On the next day who was called by the prophet took command of a body of armed men, about 100 and told them he had a job for them to do. that the work of the Lord was rolling on, & they must be united. He then led his troops to saying he was agoing to attack the mob there— He made a rush into , dispersed the few men there, and took the goods out of ' store, & took them to , & I afterwards saw the store house on fire. When we returned to , the goods were deposited in the Lords store house under the care of bishop . orders were strictly given that all the goods should be put in the Lords store house. Jos Smith Jr was at giving directions about things in general connected with the war. [p. [7]]
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