Mormon History, Dec 14, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 14th In Company with Elder David Turner I took Cars. Rode to Summerville to Preach. Also to Baptize Mr Isaac Moorehouse.
But when I arived I found He had been on A Drunken spree with two Irishmen Patrick Burnes And Another man at Mr Burns House which finally resulted in the murder of one of the Irishmen. Burns knocked the other man down & stamped on his breast untill He killed him under the following Circumstances: Moorehouse gave Burnes 1 Bill to go & buy some liquor. He gave the $1 to the other Irishman to go on the errand. He Pocketed the money & would not go Burns then Knocked him down Stamped on his breast untill He Could not speak. He then left him lying on the floor with the Blood running out of his mouth.
Burns then looked up Moorehouse in his house for two days. Said He would kill him also if [he] stired out of the house or reported against him in any way. The 2d day Moorehouse got out. The man died soon after He left. Moorehouse reported the case. Burnes & wife were both imprisioned. The Jury brought in A verdict of murder & Moorehouse will be the witness in the trial. But Moorehouse was miserable fearing that Burnes & wife would sware the Murder upon him. I did not baptize him of course, But preached at Brother Turners to A full House & spent the night. 40.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,]

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