The undersigned Committee appointed at a
public meeting by the citizens of
the 3rd day of October Instant. For the purpose of
repareing to De Witt in
into the nature of the difficulties between the citizens
of Carroll, and the Mormons. We arrived at the place
of difficulties on the 4th of October inst. and found
a large portion of the citizens of Carroll, and the
adjoining Counties assembled near De Witt, well
armed. We enquired into the nature of the difficulties,
they said that there was a large portion of people
called Mormons imbodied in [“at” crossed out] De Witt, from different
parts of the world. They are unwilling for them to
remain there, which is the cause of their waging
war against them. To use the gentleman’s language
they are waging war of extermination, or remove
them from the said county.
We also went into De Witt, to see
the situation of the Mormons, we found them in the
act of defence, beging for peace, and wishing for the
civil authorities to repare there as early as possible
to settle the difficulties between the parties.
Hostilities have commence and will continue,
until they are stopt by the civil authorities.
This we believe to be a correct
Statement of both parties. This the 5th day of
John W. Price,
Wm K. Logan,
Sworn to, and subscribed before me the
undersigned one of the Justices of the peace
within and for
John Morse, J.P.