Francis M. Lyman records what he was told concerning the massacre by George Adair (who himself heard such from others) in 1895.

Sep 21, 1895
Personal Journal / Diary
Francis M. Lyman
3rd Hand

Francis M. Lyman, Diary excerpt September 19, 21, 1895, transcription in David L. Bigler and Will Bagley, eds., Innocent Blood: Essential Narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre (Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier volume 12; Norman, Oklahoma: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2008), 411

Francis M. Lyman
Francis M. Lyman, Dudley Leavitt, William C. Stewart, George Adair, Joseph White, John S. Higbee, Nephi Johnson, John Doyle Lee, Isaac C. Haight
Francis M. Lyman

19 September 1895, St. Joseph, Nevada: After meeting bro George Adair told me all about the Mountain Meadow affair. There were but few White men who shed blood. John M. Higby and Joseph [Joel] White were the worst, having killed a dozen each. Height did no killing. [William C.] Stewart was not there. Lee also did much killing. White fired on the camp. 21 September 1895, Bunkerville, Nevada: Bros Dudly Leavitt and Nephi Johnson were in the meeting. I talked with those two about the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The first gave me but little information. Bro. Johnson was the man who gave the word to the Indians to fire at the last general killing. He denies that Higby and White did the killing that Adair tells of. He says white men did most of the killing He says Higby deserves mercy.

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