History of the Late Persecution

History of the Late Persecution, by Parley P. Pratt. In Which Ten Thousand American Citizens Were Robbed, Plundered, and Driven From the State, and Many Others Imprisoned, Martyred, etc. for Their Religion, And All This by Military Force, by Order of the Executive.

History Late Persecution 1

History of Late Persecution (Section 1) History of the Late Persecution (P. Pratt) In Which Ten Thousand American Citizens Were Robbed, Plundered, and Driven From the State, and Many Others Imprisoned, Martyred, etc. for Their Religion, And All This by Military Force, by Order of the Executive BY P.P. PRATT, Minister of the Gospel Written […]

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History Late Persecution 2

History of Late Persecution (Section 2) On Friday, the first of November, women and children sallied forth from their gloomy retreats, to contemplate, with heart-rending anguish, the ravages of a ruthless mob, in the mangled bodies of their husbands, and in the destruction of their houses and furniture. Houseless, and unprotected by the arm of […]

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History Late Persecution 3

History of Late Persecution (Section 3) The sun was then setting, and 12 miles separated me from my family; but I determined to reach home that night. My horse being weary, I started on foot, and walked through the wilderness in the midst of darkness, avoiding the road, lest I should fall into the hands […]

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History Late Persecution 4

History of Late Persecution (Section 4) But in a day or two after these transactions, the thunder rolled in awful majesty over the city of Far West, and the arrows of lightning fell from the clouds and shivered the liberty pole from top to bottom; thus manifesting to many that there was an end to […]

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History Late Persecution 5

History of Late Persecution (Section 5) [Battle of Crooked River] It was dawn of day [25 Oct 1838] in the eastern horizon, but darkness still hovered over the awful scene. Mormon history tells us that when our men saw that they were ambushed and attacked, they found it too late to retreat, and orders were […]

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History Late Persecution 6

History of Late Persecution (Section 6) Next morning General Lucas demanded the Caldwell militia to give up their arms, which was done, to the number of upwards of five hundred, the rest of the troops having fled during the night. After the Mormon troops had surrendered, the city of Far West was surrounded by the […]

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History Late Persecution 7

History of Late Persecution (Section 7) We were astonished above measure at proceedings so utterly ignorant and devoid of all law or justice. Here was a major general, selected by the governor of Missouri, and sent to banish or exterminate a religious society. And then to crown the whole with inconceivable absurdity, this officer and […]

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History Late Persecution 8

History of Late Persecution (Section 8) Mormon history tells us that these disgraceful proceedings of the legislature were warmly opposed by a large minority of the house, among whom were D. R. Atchison, of Clay County and all the members from St. Louis and Messrs. Rollins and Gordon, from Boone, and by various other members […]

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