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The original proprietors of the township were Col. They were all Freemasons, and while at the Lodge, one evening, Col. He came with a yoke of oxen and a span of horses, and was forty days on the road. When he arrived at Burton, he put his wagon and goods on to a boat, to be rowed down to the Rapids, while he came down the bank with his team.
He taught the first school in the township, commencing on the 13th of December,and closing on the 22d of February, The school house stood half a mile south of the Center, on the west half of lot 33, near the north-east corner.
He was a Surveyor, and for five years before his death was Justice of the Peace. He set out a row of maple trees, half a mile in length, beside the road next to his farm, which will be a lasting monument of his good taste. He died May 3rd,at the age of Messenger, and Benoni Messenger were drafted in time of the war -- but all found Essay contest for house in cedar rapids had business in another direction, and did not answer at roll call.
Smith and family took up their abode with Johnson; Rigdon in a log cabin opposite, and others in the vicinity. Some one bored an auger hole into a log of the house in which Rigdon lived, and filling it with powder, tried to blow it up.
One of the Disciples called on John Tilden to help tar and feather the Mormons, who cooly told him there were some Campbellites that deserved it as well as the Mormons, and if he would help him tar and feather them, he would help tar and feather the Mormons. They excused him, but the others went, took Smith and Rigdon out of bed, and covered them with a coat of tar and feathers.
In the affray they took cold and died. Their success since that time, until they can defy the whole force of the United States, and have become a nation themselves, is an additional evidence to prove that persecution is not the weapon with which to combat error Lucius Verus Bierce was the writer of the above excerpt.
The entire article is available here. This item is cited by Richard S. Van Wagoner, on page of his Sidney Rigdon biography. The article is also tabulated among other similar documents preserved in the Archives of Hiram College.
Bierce, who was a prominent Ohio Freemason may have derived his Mormon-specific information from fellow lodge members, who at that period were generally separated from Campbellites such as the Symonds Ryder family of Hiram -- see notes attached to "A Hill of Zion" in the Sept.
It is possible that local residents first attempted to apply pressure on Rigdon, to force him out of Hiram. When those efforts proved ineffective, both he and Joseph Smith were tarred and feathered on the night of March 24th.
The cabin occupied by the Rigdons was across the road, south of the Johnson house. The New York Herald article confirms part of the excerpt given above, saying: Failing in this a large mob of people from the adjoining towns came in one night and joining with the Hiramites proceeded to the houses of Smith and Rigdon, and dragging them out from their beds into an open field proceeded to tar and feather feather them.
On the next day there was to be a meeting at the house of Smith, at which both the prophet and Rigdon were to speak, but neither of them appeared. The power of the Church had been entirely broken, and within a week Smith and Rigdon departed for Kirtland.
For more information on the assault upon Smith and Rigdon at Hiram, see various items transcribed in association with Rev. The Woodstock Universalist Watchman of Aug. John Johnson, and all his family from Pomfret Vt.
Brace, all the Hewlits, ten or fifteen in number, P. One of the Judges of the Territory of Utah is the Hon. John Cradlebaugh of Circleville.
He was sent out by Mr. Buchanan at the time Gov. The Governor turned Mormon, opposed the Judges in their efforts to ferret out Mormon crimes, and the Judiciary were powerless.
The Administration sides with Governor Cumming. Judge Cradlebaugh lately delivered a lecture at Circleville upon Mormonism. We make an extract: The little education the children get consists in preparing them for the reception of polygamy.
So at variance is that practice with all the instincts of humanity that it has to be pressed upon the people with great assiduity as a part of their religious duty.INTRODUCTION.
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