May Elizabeth Rollins continues:
"When the mob was busy at one end of the house, we (the two girls) ran) and filled our arms with the precious sheets. The mob saw us and ordered us to stop.
"We ran as fast as we could. Two of them (the mob) started after us. Seeing a gap in a fence, we entered into a large cornfield, laid the papers on the ground, and hid them with our persons. The corn was from five to six feet high, and very thick; they hunted around considerable and came very near us but did not find us."
When the mob members had gone, the girls made their way to an old log stable. Here, as reported by Mary Elizabeth, they found that "Sister Phelps and children were carrying in brush and piling it up at one side of the barn to lay her beds on. She asked me what I had--I told her. She then took them from us. They got them bound in small books and sent me one, which I prized very highly."
So, for today, I am grateful for the courage of two young girls.