N. S. Vol. II. No. 8. Friday, February 26, 1836. Whole No. ?
(FOR THE TELEGRAPH.)
Were I in private life I would spare the public this communication. My proceedings in relation to the present Preceptor of Painesville Academy have been straight forward and consistent; and a simple statement of facts will, abundantly, satisfy my friends, and justify my conduct.
N. S.. Vol. II. No. 9. Friday, March 4, 1836. Whole No. ?
To the Rev. Ferris Fitch, Pastor of
N. S. Vol. II. No. 20. Friday, May 20, 1836. Whole No. 768
The following is extracted from a letter dated Painesville, March 18, 1836, and published in the Ohio Atlas.
N. S. Vol. II. No. 32. Friday, August 12, 1836. Whole No. 808
Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Richmond, (Missouri,) to his friend in Philadelphia, dated July 8, 1836:
N. S. Vol. III. No. 3. Friday, January 20, 1837. Whole No. 106.
A new revolution. -- Mormon Money. -- During the past two days an emission of bills from the society of Mormons, has been showered upon us. As far as we can learn there is no property bound for their redemption, no coin in hand to redeem them with, and no responsible individuals whose honor or whose honesty is pledged for their payment. They seem to rest upon a spiritual basis. -- Aside from the violation of the statute rendering them void, and of course the notes given for them, we look upon the whole as a most reprehensible fraud on the public, and cannot conceal our surprise that they should circulate at all. For instance, the large letters engraved on the bills appear, on a casual examination, to read like a Bank bill, and the unsuspecting would in the hurry of business, take them to be as an ordinary Bank bill. But on scrutiny it will be found that previous to the word "Bank" in capitals, the word "anti" in fine letter is inserted, and after the word "Bank," the syllable "ing" is affixed in small letters also, so far as to read in fact, instead of Bank, "Anti-BANKing." We do not object to private or company banking, as a system, provided it is done upon a system and made safe, but we consider this whole affair a deception, and are told by a legal gentleman, that there is still in force a section of the statute affixing a penalty of $1,000 to the issuing or passing unauthorized Bank paper like the present. It is a kind of radicalism that would flourish better in Michigan than Ohio. --
N. S. Vol. III. No. 5? Friday, February 3?, 1837. Whole No. 108?
How have the Mighty Fallen!! -- We understand that the Mormon bank, alias the KIRTLAND SAFETY SOCIETY ANTI-BANK-ING CO. suspended specie payments on Saturday last, agreeably to a Revelation of the Mormon Prophet we suppose. We also learn that some particular friends of the concern who have a large amount of the Rags on hand, have become uneasy -- surprising!!
N. S. Vol. III. No. 6. Friday, February 10, 1837. Whole No. 109
N. S. Vol. III. No. 8. Friday, February 24, 1837. Whole No. 112
MONROE BANK. -- We understand that there was a change of officers of this concern last week, made by "Mr. J. V. Ayers, and other gentlemen," (supposed to be the Mormon speculators from this county.) O. Cowdery, Secretary in the Gold Bible imposition, was chosen a Director and Vice President of the Bank. The public themselves may judge from this fact, as to the permanency of the institution. Is not the Bank controlled by men who are in the habit of borrowing ten dollars for every dollar they have to lend?
N. S. Vol. III. No. 13. Friday, March 31, 1837. Whole No. 116
For the Telegraph.
I perceive by the papers that the Monroe Mormon Bank closed its doors against all demands for specie, after having for its presiding officer about three weeks the wonderful and noted Oliver Cowdery, one of the fathers and translators of the Golden Bible. A sworn statement of the said shaving mill is published in the papers, by which it appears, that it has bills in circulation to the amount of $122, 585 -- and specie on hand, $1, 2008.59. Among various items of value on hand are "Bank furniture, Plates, &c. $4,500." QUERY. Do these last items include the golden plates and silver spectacles through which the medium of which the Vice President of this Bank and his Prophet Smith, manufactured a bible of 500 pages? If so, it may give great satisfaction to some people, as Smith once testified that the said plates were miraculously spirited away from his possession, and buried, he knew not where. The inference is, therefore, that Oliver Cowdery was the agent in making this valuable deposit in the Monroe Bank, after having cabbaged them from his prophet. Will uncle Steal over the way then explain this mystery in his next dun to his subscribers, as he professes to stand god father, or plays second fiddle to Mormonism. SERVANTES.
N. S. Vol. III. No. 14. Friday, April 7, 1837. Whole No. ?
List of Letters remaining at the Post Office in Kirtland, O.,
Directors of Kirtland Bank ...
N. S. Vol. III. No. 20. Friday, May 19, 1837. Whole No. 123.
To SIDNEY RIGDON, at Palmyra, Waterloo, Chenang Point, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, Maine, or some other place where his business calls him.
N. S. Vol. III. No. 21. Friday, May 26, 1837. Whole No. 124.
TO SIDNEY RIGDON - LETTER No. 2.
It is an old remark, that a man is known by the company he keeps. Your bosom associate is the imposture, Smith, the impious fabricator of gold bibles -- the blasphemous forger of revelations, with which he swindles ignorant people out of their hard-earned property. His audacity does not stop with the property. Emboldened by success in his wicked schemes, he hesitates not to use his authority as the revelator of the will of Heaven, to incite his followers to remove those who have opposed his treachery and fraud, by assassination. Deluded and frantic by his pretended revelation, that it was the will of God, that I should be destroyed, two of the saints of the latter day, by concert, and under the express direction of their prophet, this high priest of satan, meet in the night, at a little distance from my house, with loaded rifles, and pistols, with a determination to kill me. But as they draw near the spot where the bloody deed was to be performed, they trembled under the awful responsibility of committing murder, a little cool reflection in darkness and silence, broke the spell of the false prophet -- they were restored to their right minds, and are now rejoicing that they were not left to the power of the devil and co-adjutor Smith, to stain their souls with a crime so horrible. While these scenes were planned by the prophet, and promises of great temporal and spiritual good lavished upon these two men, by him, to stimulate them to assassinate me in my own house, in the midst of my family, and in a moment when I was defenceless and suspecting no danger, you was busy in preaching the infallibility of the prophet, and with an impudence and volubility peculiar to yourself, sustaining his ridiculous and heaven-daring pretensions to the power of working miracles. And it requires more charity than a good man is required to possess, to believe, that while you were clamorously holding him forth as a prophet, you did not know that he was exerting his influence over the bewildered followers to procure my death, because I fearlessly exposed to the contempt and indignation of an outraged community, your flagitious plans.
N. S. Vol. III. No. 23. Friday, June 9, 1837. Whole No. 126.
Much interest and anxiety seemed to be manifested by the good people of Painesville, on Saturday, the 3d of June inst., in consequence of a suit instituted in behalf of the state of Ohio, on complaint of Mr. Grandison Newell against the defendant, charging him with an attempt to take the life of said complainant, by inducing two individuals to lay in wait for said Newell, near his dwelling in order to shoot him: -- which trial was held on the day, at the town-house in this village, before Justice Flint. Below will be found a brief, but we trust, substantially correct account of the trial.THE STATE OF OHIO.Mr. Hyde, for the prosecution called. He testified, that some time in January or February last, he was in the Bank, called the Mormon Bank, where others were in conversation: Smith recounting the hardships and privations they had endured, and were still subject to: and that threats had been uttered against the Bank and its officers; that it was possible a suit might be commenced against them; but, said he, I know of no one who would do such a thing, except it is Mr. Newell. Smith seemed much excited and declared that Newell should be put out of the way, or where the crows could not find him: he said destroying Newell would be justifiable in the sight of God, that it was the will of God, &c. Witness said he had never heard Smith use similar language before. Not long after witness conversed with Smith on the subject, asked him what he meant by using such language; he said he had no intention to hurt Newell, but that the course [followed] by Newell [ ------ ------- --- ] him, that he felt injured, and had spoken rashly an inadvertently in the heat of passion. To the question "does Smith claim to be a Prophet." witness answered, "he does sometimes."
N. S. Vol. III. No. 24. Friday, June 16, 1837. Whole No. 127.
==> It will be recollected that the Mormon Prophet was apprehended a short time since, on a charge of inducing two of his followers to destroy the life of Mr. Newell. He was tried by the County Court last Friday, and acquitted
N. S. Vol. III. No. 26. Friday, June 30, 1837. Whole No. 129.
MR. EDITOR. --
N. S. Vol. III. No. ? Thursday, July 7, 1837. Whole No. ?
...the Mormon Banking Company" [will make a new emission of their banknotes] using old paper and signed by [Dr]. Williams and one Parish, by the redemption of a few dollars of which they expect to get the old emission as well as the new, again into circulation.
N. S. Vol. III. No. ? Thursday, July 14, 1837. Whole No. ?
LIST of Letters remaining in Kirtland Mills Post Office, July 1st, 1837.
N. S. Vol. III. No. ? Thursday, Oct. 13, 1837. Whole No. ?
LIST of Letters remaining in Kirtland Mills Post Office, July 1st, 1837.
N. S. Vol. IV. No. 2. Thursday, January 11, 1838. Whole No. ?
LIST of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Kirtland Mills, January 1, 1838.
N. S. Vol. IV No. 29. Thursday, May 31, 1838. Whole No. 178.
For the Telegraph.
The citizens of Kirtland have twice within a few short months, been visited by the destructive element of Fire; evidently the act of some incendiary, who, reckless of all consequences, deliberately set fire to the Methodist Meeting house on the night of the 22d -- exposing the lives and property of many individuals who live in its immediate vicinity. There is no doubt it was a cool, deliberate act. The ruthless villain took the precaution to cut the well-rope and carry the bucket from the well nearest to the fire, and hide it: the bolt from the pump of another well near by, was also taken, so that had the fire been discovered soon after it was kindled, but a scanty supply of water could have been procured to extinguish it without going a great distance.
& GEAUGA COUNTY WHIG.
N. S. Vol. IV No. 2. Thursday, September 13, 1838. Whole No. 86.
MORMONISM AT "FAR WEST."
A curious document was handed us in pamphlet form, entitled an "Oration delivered by Mr. S. Rigdon, on the 4th July, 1838, at Far West, Caldwell county, Mo."
& GEAUGA COUNTY WHIG.
N. S. Vol. V. No. 38. Thursday, September 26, 1839. Whole No. 294.
THE MORMONS. -- It is an old saying "that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." The persecutions and war of extermination waged on the Mormons by the people and government of Missouri, have justly awakened much sympathy for the followers of Smith and Rigdon. In New Jersey, Mormonism has taken root, and is extending its borders to several neighborhoods. A number of persons have been converted to the Mormon faith, and the zeal of its teachers has been strengthened by former persecutions and is now increased by accessions of converts, We notice that Mr. Green, the Mormon preacher who excited so much feeling in Cincinnati by his recital of the sufferings and attempted extermination of this sect in Missouri, is now in New York city seeking for the contributions in aid of the women and children, who without fault or crime, have been turned houseless and homeless upon the world. Mr. Green is deputed by the society, and seems to be favorably received in New York. --
Vol. VI. No. ?. Thursday, May 21, 1840. Whole No. ?
THE MORMONS. -- The Peoria Register, published in the vicinity of the great Mormon settlement in Illinois, states that Joe Smith had issued an edict directing his followers to vote against Mr. Van Buren. They will do so, en masse, and in Illinois and Missouri they can poll from two to three thousand votes. -- The Mormons have heretofore voted for the Administration almost to a man, but the earlier reception given to Smith when he called at the White House to ask protection for his followers against the unhuman persecutions of a portion of the people of Missouri converted him from a friend to an enemy. -- Cleve. Her.
Vol. VI. No. ?. Thursday, October 15, 1840. Whole No. ?
THE MORMONS. -- The Quincy Whig states that Gov. Bogg has agreed comply with the requisition of Gov. Carlin, of Illinois, for the delivery of the persons concerned in the outrages upon certain Mormons, citizens of Illinois, at Tully; and that in like manner Gov. Bogg has demanded, and Gov. Carlin has agreed to deliver up Joseph Smith, Jr. and Sidney Rigdon, as runaway criminals from Missouri.
Vol. VII. No. 7. Thursday, February 11, 1841. Whole No. ?
TIMES AND SEASONS. -- Such is the title of a paper published semi-monthly by the Mormons at their new city of Nauvoo, Il. -- To the honor of the people of the State of Illinois be it said, this singular sect are permitted to plant their "stakes" in peace within her borders, and to enjoy that security of life, liberty and property vouchsafe by law to others. The sect is rapidly increasing in Illinois and elsewhere. We copy a singular notice from the last "Times and Seasons." It reads:
Vol. VII. No. 13. Wednesday, March 31, 1841. Whole No. ?
The Mormons, having held several meetings in Frankfort, recently, again assembled on Wednesday evening last, for the purposes of disseminating their peculiar doctrine and making converts. A very crowded audience was in attendance, who were invited to make any remarks on the subject, if so disposed. On this hint, a Mr. Lee, of that borough, stepped forward and said that he was not prepared or desposed to discuss the merits of their peculiar system; but only to show that the entire concern, as conducted by the present leaders, was of a hypocritical, fraudulent, and swindling character. In proof of this, he exhibited a ten dollar note, signed by Joseph Smith, Jr. at the head of the system of Mormonism; and by S. Rigdon, his associate. According to the statement of Mr. Lee, a very large quantity of that money -- probably $200,000 -- had been forced into circulation, without any means of redemption, and the community consequently swindled out of the whole.
Vol. VII. No. 17. Wednesday, April 28, 1841. Whole No. ?
THE MORMONS. -- In the Warsaw "World," of the 7th, we find a brief notice of the ceremonies at the laying of the corner stone of the Temple at Nauvoo, the city of the Mormons, on the 6th. The number assembled was estimated at from 7,000 to 8,000, and some said 12,000. The Nauvoo Legion, consisting of 650 men, was in attendance, and made a very respectable appearance. "Mr. Rigdon officiated at the laying of the chief corner stone, and addressed the assembly in a very energetic manner in a speech of about an hour's length. On the whole, the exercises passed off with the utmost order, without accident or the slightest disturbance. Gen. Bennett commanded the Legion, under the direction of the Prophet."
Vol. VII. No. 23. Wednesday, June 9, 1841. Whole No. ?
===> We see an article going the rounds of the papers, stating that Joe Smith, the Mormon Prophet, is dead. The article is taken from a St. Louis paper of the 18th ult. We have received a number of Joe's paper, the "Times and Seasons," dated the 16th, and nothing is said of it there.
Vol. VII. No. 26. Wednesday, June 30, 1841. Whole No. ?
THE MORMONS. -- ARREST OF JO. SMITH. By the annexed extract of a private letter from a highly respectable gentleman residing near the Mormon city, (Nauvoo) it appears that the scenes which a few months since were enacted in Missouri, are in danger of being repeated in Iowa. There is a tract of 120,000 acres of beautiful land lying directly opposite the Mormon settlement on the Mississippi River. This tract was given to the half breed of the Sac and Fox nations by the United States, and has been purchased from them by the Whites. Proceedings have been had in the Equity Court of Iowa to partition those lands, and Commissioners appointed by the court to survey and divide them among the lawful claimants. Some months since, the title being then unsettled, Jo. Smith received a revelation from God to the effect that the Latter Day Saints should gain and possess this fair land, and enjoy the fruits thereof. Accordingly there are said to be now about 2000 of these people residing on said lands, who claim by the highest possible title, -- a title direct from the Creator; and they seem determined to set [the] human decrees at defiance. In addition to despoiling the lands of much valuable timber, they [have] forbid Commissioners and Surveyors on pain of death, to attempt a survey and partition. The arrest of their leader, it is to be hoped, will prevent the execution of their threats.
Vol. VII. No. 37. Wednesday, September 15, 1841. Whole No. ?
THE MORMONS. -- Eleven of the twelve Mormons who were commissioned by Jo Smith to go over and convert Europe to his humbug, have returned to Nauvoo. The Mormon paper says they have been very successful. The Burlington Hawkeye states that the prophet is spiritualizing to excess. He was 'gloriously drunk' at Montrose recently, according to that paper.
Vol. VII. No. 38. Wednesday, September 22, 1841. Whole No. ?
INTERVIEW BETWEEN TWO DISTINGUISHED MEN. -- The Warsaw Signal of Wednesday 25th ult. has the following account of an interview between Keokuk, Chief of the Sacs and Foxes, and Jo Smith, Prophet and [headman] of the tribe of Mormons.
Vol. VIII No. ? Wednesday, October 12, 1842. Whole No. ?
A REWARD FOR JOE SMITH. -- Gov. Reynolds, of Missouri, has offered a reward of $600 for the apprehension of Orris Porter Rockwell, charged with the crime of feloniously shooting Lilburn W. Boggs, with the intention to kill him, and of Joe Smith, Jr., charged with being accessory, before the fact, to the crime of the said Rockwell, or $300 for either of them.
Vol. VIII. No. ? Wednesday, November 2, 1842. Whole No. ?
Jo Smith, the Mormon Prophet, it is said, has been arrested by the authorities of Illinois. It is also said that ten of the most prominent Mormons have renounced the faith and admit they have been most egregiously gulled.
Vol. IX. No. 14. Wednesday, April 5, 1843. Whole No. ?
THE MORMONS. -- In the locofoco Legislature of Illinois, on the 27th of February, the Senate repealed the law creating the Nauvoo Legion Military Corps, and also the charter of the City of Nauvoo. The locos having no longer any use for their support are about depriving them of those privileges which were granted to secure their votes. The vote in favor of repealing the city charter was 12 to 11. The members of the Senate expressed their disgust at Mormonism without reserve, and the probability is Smith will make another push westward before long, as he is not likely to get any further legislative support from the State of Illinois.
Vol. IX. Painesville, Ohio, Wednesday, August 9, 1843. No. ?
Died, In Kirtland, Lake county, Ohio, July 30th, 1843, Mr. JOHN JOHNSON, aged sixty-five years. Mr. Johnson emigrated from Pomfret, Vt., more than twenty-five years [ago], since which time he has resided in this State, and for the last ten years in this township. He was a man noted for his characteristic precision in all his dealings with others, always cheerful, and at the same time reserved and very exemplary; always ready to alleviate the necessities of the destitute, his generosity never withheld from doing good to his fellows when required, and from an acquaintance with him, all were his friends. He was very devoted and affectionate in his family, and seemed most happy when seated with them around his domestic fireside. In him, the widow and family have truly lost an affectionate and devoted husband and father. -- Editors in Vermont and Illinois will please copy.
Vol. IX. No. 40. Wednesday, October 4, 1843. Whole No. ?
The Prairies, Nauvoo, Joe Smith, the
Letter from the Editor of the Pittsburgh Gazette, dated
Vol. X. No. ? Wednesday, February 21, 1844. Whole No. ?
Correspondence of General Joseph Smith
NAUVOO, (Ill.) Nov. 4, 1843.
Vol. X. No. ? Wednesday, March 20, 1844. Whole No. ?
PROBABLE MORMON WAR. -- A large meeting was recently held at Carthage, Illinois, growing out of numerous difficulties of late occurrence, between the citizens of Carthage and their neighbors of Nauvoo, at which resolutions were passed, strongly denunciatory of the Mormons and their notorious leader, Smith. The Warsaw Message, remarking upon this state of things, holds the following language:
Vol. X. No. ? Wednesday, March 27, 1844. Whole No. ?
ANOTHER CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY. -- The Times and Seasons, the Mormon newspaper at Nauvoo, announces, in a long article, that Mr. Clay is rather too much of a federalist for the Mormons to vote for, and that Van Buren is still worse for many other reasons; and as the Mormons can vote for neither candidate, Gen. Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet, is announced as a candidate for the Presidency.
Vol. X. No. 27. Wednesday, July 3, 1844. Whole No. 495.
Trouble among the Mormons.
The greatest excitement prevailed at Nauvoo at our latest accounts, in consequence of the Press of the Nauvoo Expositor, a Mormon paper, but opposed to Jo Smith. Writs were issued at Carthage and officers despatched to arrest the perpetrators of the outrage. The Nauvoo City Council, in the mean time, passed an ordinance declaring that any officer attempting to arrest those engaged in the destruction of the press, should be imprisoned. The rioters were, however, arrested, but were taken from the officers hands on a habeas corpus from the Municipal Court, and "honorably discharged." This greatly exasperated the people, and at a large meeting held at Warsaw, they resolved to arm themselves and exterminate the Mormons, if necessary for their protection.
Vol. X. No. 28. Wednesday, July 10, 1844. Whole No. 496.
It appears that Gov. Ford in an official correspondence, informed the authorities of Nauvoo that he should insist on arresting the persons accused of destroying the Expositor Press, and that unless they were delivered up to the civil officers, he should direct the military force under his command to make search for them. The constables having failed to secure the arrest of the accused, Gov. Ford despatched Capt. Gunn with his troops, to demand the public arms at Nauvoo, on the morning of the 214th. Four of the prisoners had surrendered themselves at Carthage the evening before. On his way to Nauvoo, Capt. Dunn met Smith and the others coming out to Carthage. The order for the arms was endorsed by Smith, who returned to Nauvoo to deliver them as requested. At midnight of the same day Smith and his council arrived at Carthage, and was to have been examined the next day. A great crowd collected around the house where Smith was lodged and much excitement prevailed. The Governor requested them to leave, and assured them that they should see Jo in the morning. Accordingly Jo and Hyrum were passed in review in the morning before the troops, who raised such shouts and groans that on reaching his quarters again Jo fainted,
From the St. Louis Evening Gazette Extra.
Friend Flagg -- Enclosed you have a copy of the "Extra" issued at Quincy. We left Nauvoo about day light this morning, (Friday 28th.) all was quiet. The Mormons had not heard of the death of the SMITHS, as Gov. Ford, was what encamped a few miles back, had (as supposed) intercepted the messengers from Carthage.
From the Quincy Herald, Friday Morning, 8 o'clock.
The steamboat Boreas just in from Warsaw, brings shocking intelligence from the scene of the Mormon war. The following slip from the office of the Warsaw Signal explains the dreadful tragedy:
The following is derived from a person who was at Carthage at the time of the slaughter. It will be seen that it places the affair in a different light.
Latest accounts from Nauvoo.
The Mendota left Nauvoo yesterday at 4 o'clock. The Captain says he staid at Nauvoo several hours and talked with a number of the mormons; that whilst there a body of Mormons came in bearing the dead bodies of Joe Smith and Hiram Smith. Mr. Phelps was not killed, but was in Nauvoo when the Mendota left, making a speech to the Mormons, and advising them to peace. No mormons were killed except Joe and Hiram Smith. The Mormons all expressed a determination to keep the peace, and not to resort to arms except in necessary self-defence. They state that at Carthage the Mormons were confined; that about fifty or one hundred men disguised suddenly rushed on the jail house; the guard fired on them and wounded three of them; that the men in disguise fired into the jail and killed Hiram Smith before the door was opened. Joe Smith had a revolving pistol, and fired it two or three times without effect, was himself soon killed by the assailants; that Taylor, the editor of the Nauvoo Neighbor, was in jail, and was shot through the thigh, but not seriously injured; Richards was not injured. After the assault the disguised mob retreated, and it was not even known who they were. The guard consisted of fifty men, left by the Governor, of whom eight were on duty when the attack was made on the jail house.
Vol. X. No. 30. Wednesday, July 24, 1844. Whole No. 498.
St. Louis papers of the 8th have late intelligence from the Mormon Country, and a correspondence between Gov. Ford and the committee of safety of Hancock county. The latter exhibit much bitterness towards the Mormons, and declare that they must leave the country, or the Anti-Mormons will be compelled to do so. They call the Governor to use his power and influence to effect the removal of the mormons.
Vol. X. No. 33. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1844. Whole No. 501.
It seems that the Mormon difficulties are not entirely removed. The people of Warsaw and Hancock counties continue to make such preparations for exterminating the Mormons, that Gov. Ford has announced in a Proclamation, that the force of the State will be brought to the aid of the Mormons if necessary. He states that the Mormons are quiet and peaceably inclined, and he rebukes their vindictive assailants in a plain, sensible and manly tone.
Vol. X. No. 42. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1844. Whole No. 510.
THE MORMON WAR. -- The "grand hunt" appointed by the anti-mormons was abandoned after the orders for the assembling of troops were issued, and Gov. Ford is taking advantage of the presence of an armed force to bring the murderers if the Prophet and his brother to justice. Writs have been issued for the arrest of T. C. Shrap, editor of the Warsaw Signal, and Col. Williams of Warsaw, both charged with participating in the murders. -- Sharp and Williams fled to the Missouri side of the river, and escaped. The last accounting from Warsaw states that Governor Ford had issued writs, returnable at Nauvoo, for the apprehension of the whole guard that was placed over the Smiths, and that the greatest alarm existed in the town, persons flying hourly.