The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 18 : February 1, 1883 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 18: February 1, 1883 Levi Williams, who led the mob which murdered the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum at Carthage jail, and who professed to be a Baptist minister, was very active in instigating the mob and giving them all the aid in his power. The mob succeeded in getting out writs for several new citi zens who were objectionable to them, and tried to get them in their power for the purpose of murdering them, but failed to do so. The new citizens of Nauvoo held a meeting on the 12th of August, at which a report was made by the committee who waited upon the mob that had gathered at the house of Levi Williams, at Green Plains, to induce them to return peaceably to their homes. This committee stated that the utter recklessness and want of courtesy exhibited by the anti Mormons precluded all hopes of treating with them. Several speeches were made and a committee of five appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting. These resolu tions set forth the threats of the mob to the effect that if the new settlers of Nauvoo did not drive the Saints from said city across the Mississippi on or before the loth of September following, they themselves would do so with their own hands in the most violent manner; also that the new settlers would not acknowledge the right of the anti-mormon party to inter fere with them or with their policy, also that they (the new settlers) still continued to place implicit confidence in the Mormon people and the pledges given by them relative to their departure for the west that season. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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