Since I last wrote we have had horrible times. When I
from —— behold the enemy had
come upon our breth ren above
Blue, and had thrown down 10 or 12 houses, and nearly
whipped some to death, among whom was
was done on Thursday night.—On Tuesday night they
broke all the windows of the brethren’s houses in; broke open the doors of
strewed the goods in the streets. Saturday night they fell upon the brethren at the
Blue—nearly beat one
to death! but one of Manship’s sons was dangerously
wounded with a rifle ball, they fled.
On Monday about
sun set, a regular action was fought above Blue; we
had 4 wounded—They had 5 wounded and killed; among the latter were
and Mr. Linville.
From Friday till Tuesday after noon our brethren were under arms. On
Tuesday the mob had about three hundred collected—Before
any blood was shed we agreed to go away immediately.
It is a horrid
time, men, women and children are fleeing, or preparing to, in all
directions, almost—We mean to try to settle in Van Buren
county if possible, God only knows our lot.
November 7, 1833.
Since I wrote
yesterday morning, another horrid scene has transpired.— After
our people agreed to leave the
and were dispersed
from each other in a measure, a party of the mob went to the
Blue, and began to whip, and, as I heard late last
All hopes of
going to the south was given up last night, when it was re solved that we
. The brethren
have been driven into the woods, and God only knows what will become
of them. Women and children are flocking to Everett’s
and Hancock’s Ferry. Our families will have to take
the ground for a floor to-night if they get down in season to cross the
Yours in affliction, &c.