"A Woman Rescued from the Mormons," Hornellsville Tribune, 16 June 1859.
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The Peak boys, nothing daunted, armed themselves with guns and revolvers, and announced their determination to take the girl at all hazards, and proceeded to carry out their intentions. For a time a fight seemed inevitable, but finally Mormon courage gave way, and the boys succeeded in placing the girl safely under their own protection. She then informed them that the Saints had a trunk and other baggage belonging to her, which they at once proceeded to obtain. The followers of Brigham boldly announced their intention to fight before they would permit the things to be taken from their wagons.
A show of guns and revolvers, however, cooled their ardor, and Mormon courage oozed out at their fingers’ ends, while the boys proceeded to transfer the baggage to their own wagons—the Saints looking on, and uttering terrible imprecations against the perpetrators of the horrid outrage, as they termed it. After obtaining all they sought; the rescuers drove away with the young lady in their possession, leaving the Mormons to console themselves as best they could in their loss.
The Pike’s Peakers who were engaged in the rescue, who numbered only about 28 men, were from Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa City.