About forty men armed with deadly weapons, led by Sheriff Robert C. Petty,
and a Colonel and Major, with some other officers, and a Methodist priest
with a gun on his shoulder; and the Sheriff informed the brethren that
he had a States' warrant for D. W. Patten (h), and W.
Woodruff, issued on complaint
of Mathew Williams the Methodist priest, who swore that those brethren
had put forth the following false and pretended prophecy: "That
four individuals should receive the Holy Ghost within twenty-four hours."