Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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lands by driving off the Mormons and  taking forcible possession or constraining  them to sell them, through fear and  coercion at a price merely nominal.
After the Mormons removed  from they settled in the County  of as aforesaid. Your me morialists do not deem it necessary  for their purpose to detail the history  of the progress, the cares & anxieties  of the Mormons settlement from the  time they settled in untill  in the year 1836— untill the Fall  of the year 1838. They would howev ever [say?] that during all that time they  deported themselves as good citizens  obeying the laws [of the?] land and the moral  and religious duties enjoined by  their faith. That there might have  been some faithless among the faith ful is possible, they would <not> deny that  there might have been some  who were a scandal to their brethern  and what society they would ask  has not some unworthy Member? Where  is the sect, where they community in which  there cannot be found some who trample  under foot the laws of God and man? [p. 11]
lands by driving off the Mormons and taking forcible possession or constraining them to sell , through fear and coercion at a price merely nominal.
After the Mormons removed from they settled in the County of as aforesaid. Your memorialists do not deem it necessary for their purpose to detail the history of the progress, the cares & anxieties of the Mormons from the time they settled in in the year 1836— untill the Fall of the year 1838. They would howevever [say] that during all that time they deported themselves as good citizens obeying the laws [of the] land and the moral and religious duties enjoined by their faith. That there might have been some faithless among the faithful is possible, they would not deny that there might have been some who were a scandal to their brethern and what society they would ask has not some unworthy Member? Where is the sect, where they community in which there cannot be found some who trample under foot the laws of God and man? [p. 11]
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