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Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

confusion among themselves <than to do more> than to have a few knock downs after taking a plentiful supply of whisky.
The result of this meeting may be attrebited in part  to the influence of certain patriotic individuals among  whom Genl. Clark a Sub. Indian agent may be  considered as principal, he hearing of the meeting  came from his agency <or home> some 30 or 40 miles <distant,> a day  or two before the meeting He appeared quite  indignant at the idea of having the laws and Constitution <Constitution>  and laws trampled <troddon> under foot, by the strong tram pling upon the weak. He went to certain influential  mob characters and offered to decide our case with  them in single combat. He said that it would be better  for one or two individuals to die than for hundreds to  be put to death
Although the meeting had broken up without doing any  thing, yet the hostile spirit of individuals were <was> no  less abated. Such was their thirst for the destruction  of the Saints that they, that same fall, shot into <the houses of> certain  individuals. in the night One house had a blanket ball  in particular lodged in the a log near the head of the  owner of the house as he lay in bed.
During the winter and Spring of 1833 the mob spirit spread <itself>  though in a measure secretly, but in the forepart of summer  it began to show itself openly by <in> the stoning of houses  and other insults. Some time in July we saw the  unparalleled declaration of the people of Jackson Co. made  its appearance. in which they charged <seemed to have tried their best to defame> our people  with a charging them with crime at the same time  they acknowledged that the laws of the land would  not reach <our people> us, which was evidently the case, for they  administered held the reins of goverment or in other [p. [2]]
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Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, ca. 1839; handwriting of Edward Partridge; nineteen pages (several additional leaves missing); CHL.

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