Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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for with a view of find ing for the brethren whom the[y] supposed  to have been killed a decent interment.  Where they arrived next morning. Among  the Citizens this fight produced a great  excitement. They held a public meeting  and resolved to drive the Mormons  from the country. Individuals began  also to threaten the Mormons as a  body and swear that they should  leave the country in three days. When  the Mormons who had gone from   to as aforesaid arrived  there, they found this state of excitement  to exist. They also heard that a large  Mob was collecting against them  headed by one of  the Judges of the County Court of . Under these circumstances  and with a view to allay the excitement  they called on , and enquired  of him whether the Reports they had  heard in relation to him were  true; Upon his denying them to be true  they then requested him to give that  denial in writing which he freely did.  This writing they published with a view of calm ing the public mind & allaying the excitement [p. 14]
for with a view of finding for the brethren whom they supposed to have been killed a decent interment. Where they arrived next morning. Among the Citizens this fight produced a great excitement. They held a public meeting and resolved to drive the Mormons from the country. Individuals began also to threaten the Mormons as a body and swear that they should leave the country in three days. When the Mormons who had gone from to as aforesaid arrived there, they found this state of excitement to exist. They also heard that a large Mob was collecting against them headed by one of the Judges of the County Court of . Under these circumstances and with a view to allay the excitement they called on , and enquired of him whether the Reports they had heard in relation to him were true; Upon his denying them to be true they then requested him to give that denial in writing which he freely did. This writing they published with a view of calming the public mind & allaying the excitement [p. 14]
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