The Manuscript History provides no details on Joseph's mission to Canada and only reports he "returned to Kirtland about the last of August." But Mary Fielding writes her sister that as he and Sidney neared Kirtland, they were seized by a mob and taken back to Painsvill[e] "where they intended to hold a mock trial." Aided by a sympathizer, the two escaped into the woods with their would-be captors in hot persuit. Joseph and Sidney reached Kirtland about 3 a.m.
[Kenney, Scott, Saints Without Halos, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://web.archive.org/web/20120805163534/saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml]
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