The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 20

The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 20 : Published Semi-Monthly; July 1, 1885 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 20: Published Semi-Monthly; July 1, 1885 Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Sydney Rigdon, and many more of the brethren, were taken prisoners at Far West. He asserted that the Mormons had poisoned the springs and streams in that vicinity, so that his men had often to go thirsty, or carry water long distances for fear of getting poisoned. He stated, that his men had helped themselves to Mormon pork and beef for camp use, and appropriated the corn of the Mormons to feed their camp animals. He told terrible stories about the militia plundering the Saints, whipping some, and of ravishing women: The spirit of mobocracy was bitter and terrible in this local ity. Men declared that they would as soon kill a Mormon as a rattle-snake. We were compelled to smother our feelings and keep our own counsel. The dark deeds that Capt. Wall had related appeared vividly before me, and I could not rest. I was glad when morning came again. Notwithstanding his wickedness he treated us with characteristic hospitality, and refused to take any remuneration for our food and lodging. This man was a widower. Two colored women kept his house, and in it were several mulatto children. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 19 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243249071
  • 9780243249077