Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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about three years, the Citizens not con nected with them began to look upon  them with Jealousy and alarms, Reports  were again put in circulation against  them, Public Meetings were held in the  Counties of and at which  violent resolutions were passed against  the Mormons, and rumors of Mobs began  again to spread alarm among the  Mormons, At this Juncture the Mormons  desirous of avoiding all conflict with  their fellow Citizens, and anxious to  preserve the peace and harmony of the  Society around them as well as their  own, deputed a Committee of their leading  men to make terms of peace with their  Fellow Citizens of . An interview took  place between them and a Committee  of Citizens, at which it was agreed  that the Mormons should leave the  County of and that the Citizens  <of > should buy their lands. These terms  were complied with The Mormons re moved to and settled in the County of   and the Citizens <never> paid them  <value> for their lands— but far from their full  value <many receivd nothing at all  for their land>— The Mormons by this removal  sacrificed much, both of mon[e]y & feeling  but the sacrifice was made upon the  altar of duty, for the peace of the Community— [p. 9]
about three years, the Citizens not connected with them began to look upon them with Jealousy and alarms, Reports were again put in circulation against them, Public Meetings were held in the Counties of and at which violent resolutions were passed against the Mormons, and rumors of Mobs began again to spread alarm among the Mormons, At this Juncture the Mormons desirous of avoiding all conflict with their fellow Citizens, and anxious to preserve the peace and harmony of the Society around them as well as their own, deputed a Committee of their leading men to make terms of peace with their Fellow Citizens of . An interview took place between them and a Committee of Citizens, at which it was agreed that the Mormons should leave the County of and that the Citizens of should buy their lands. These terms were complied with The Mormons removed to and settled in the County of and the Citizens never paid them value for their lands— many receivd nothing at all for their land— The Mormons by this removal sacrificed much, both of money & feeling but the sacrifice was made upon the altar of duty, for the peace of the Community— [p. 9]
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