Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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They believe the  to have as few such as any other  association religious or political.  Within the above period the Mormons  continued to increase in wealth and  in numbers, until in the Fall of the  Year 1838 they numbered as near as  they can estimate about 15000 souls.
They purchased of the Government or  of the Citizen almost or held by Pre emption almost all the lands in the  County of , and a portion  of the lands of & Carrol[l]. The  County of was settled almost  entirely by Mormons, and mormons  were rapidly filling up the Counties  of and ,— When they  first commenced settling in more  Counties, there were but few settlements  made there, the lands were wild  and uncultivated In the fall of 1838  large farms had been made, and well  improved and stocked— Lands had risen  in value and sold for from $10 to $25  The improvement and settlement had been  such that it was a Common remark  that the County of would soon  be the wealthiest in the — Thus stood their  affairs in the Fall of 1838. when the storm [p. 12]
They believe the to have as few such as any other association religious or political. Within the above period the Mormons continued to increase in wealth and in numbers, until in the Fall of the Year 1838 they numbered as near as they can estimate about 15000 souls.
They purchased of the Government or of the Citizen or held by Preemption almost all the lands in the County of , and a portion of the lands of & Carroll. The County of was settled almost entirely by Mormons, and mormons were rapidly filling up the Counties of and ,— When they first commenced settling in more Counties, there were but few settlements made there, the lands were wild and uncultivated In the fall of 1838 large farms had been made, and well improved and stocked— Lands had risen in value and sold for from $10 to $25 The improvement and settlement had been such that it was a Common remark that the County of would soon be the wealthiest in the — Thus stood their affairs in the Fall of 1838. when the storm [p. 12]
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