Duri<n>g our trial accompani[e]d by & others at times, were busy in plund[er]ing & robbing the houses of , , & the widow Phoebe Ann Patten, & others under pretince ofor Coler of Law, or an order from , as testified to by the members of the differe[n]t families robbed.
<5—> <Wednsdy 5th> The Legislature having assembled. laid before the House of Reprntivs [ Representatives] all the information in his possession relative to the difficulti[e]s between the citizs <Mob>, & “Mormons.” on the wednday
Isaac Russel[l] who had become connected with a small camp wasgoing of <the> <of about 30 famlies> going west were met at , in Mo, by a mob on the 21st. of Oct. & turning east turned from his cource at Louisiana. led them North 10 miles on the spanish clains [claims] where they build <built> huts, or lived in tents thr[ou]gh the winter in gre[a]t suffer[i]ng. Russel Turn[e]d, prophet, -[apostate]- said Joseph had fallen & he was appoi[n]ted to lead the people. who was moving West, was met by a mob at & compelled to turn back. & fell in with Russels camp. Russel said he was the “chosen of the Lord,” and when they left that place th[e]y would have to go on foot & take nothing with them, & th[e]y must sell their teams &c. Some would not sell & he cursed them.
<Petitin prentd the Legislater> <17> Monday 17. presented the petiti[o]n of the breth[re]n to and others, who were very anxious to hear from as there were many reports in circulation, such as that the Mormons kept up the Danite system, were going to build the , and more blood would be spilled before th[e]y left the &c— which created a ha[r]dness in the [p. 38]