History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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dispatched to the of , residing at  Jefferson City, with the following Petition.
“To his Excellency, ,  Govenor of the State of . <Sept. 28, 1833>
We, the undersigned, citizens of the republic of the  , inhabitants of the state of  , and residents of , members  of the , (vulgarly called Mormons,)  beleiving in God, and worshipping him according  to his revealed will contained in the holy Bible,  and the fulness of the Gospel contained in the  Book of Mormon, and the revelations and   of God through Jesus Christ,  respectfully show:—
That, we your petitioners, having purchased  lands of the , and of the state of , and of the inhabitants of said state, for  the purpose of improving the same and peaceably  enjoying our rights, privileges, immunities and  religion, according to the Constitution and laws of  the State and National Governments, have suffer ed unjustly and unlawfully in property, in person,  and in reputation, as follows: First, in the spring  of 1832, some persons, in the deadly hours of the  night, commenced stoning or brickbatting some  of our houses and breaking in our windows,  disturbing ourselves, our wives and our children,  and also, some few days after, they called a Coun ty meeting to consult measures to remove us, but  after some confusion among themselves, they dis persed with doing no more than threatning, on  that day. In the fall of the same year, they  or some one, burned a large quantity of hay in  the stack; and soon after commenced shooting  into some of our houses, at and at many times  insulting with abusive language.
Secondly about the middle of July last,  yea, in fact, previous, they commenced brick batting our houses again, and breaking in our Windows. [p. 346]
dispatched to the of , residing at Jefferson City, with the following Petition.
“To his Excellency, , Govenor of the State of . Sept. 28, 1833
We, the undersigned, citizens of the republic of the , inhabitants of the state of , and residents of , members of the , (vulgarly called Mormons,) beleiving in God, and worshipping him according to his revealed will contained in the holy Bible, and the fulness of the Gospel contained in the Book of Mormon, and the revelations and of God through Jesus Christ, respectfully show:—
That, we your petitioners, having purchased lands of the , and of the state of , and of the inhabitants of said state, for the purpose of improving the same and peaceably enjoying our rights, privileges, immunities and religion, according to the Constitution and laws of the State and National Governments, have suffered unjustly and unlawfully in property, in person, and in reputation, as follows: First, in the spring of 1832, some persons, in the deadly hours of the night, commenced stoning or brickbatting some of our houses and breaking in our windows, disturbing ourselves, our wives and our children, and also, some few days after, they called a County meeting to consult measures to remove us, but after some confusion among themselves, they dispersed with doing no more than threatning, on that day. In the fall of the same year, they or some one, burned a large quantity of hay in the stack; and soon after commenced shooting into some of our houses, and at many times insulting with abusive language.
Secondly about the middle of July last, yea, in fact, previous, they commenced brickbatting our houses again, and breaking in our Windows. [p. 346]
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