Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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but continued embodied, with the encamp ments and forms of a Military force, and  committing depredations upon Mormon prop erty. The Mormons in this extremity called  upon the Laws of the land and the officers  of the Law for protection. After much  delay. the militia under Generals   & were sent to their relief.  They arrived on the 13th. of Sept, and en camped between the Mormons and the  Mob. The above officers made no attempt  to disperse the Mob, excuseing themselves  by saying, that their own men had sym pathies with the Mob. After remaining  thus for several days those officers adopted  the following expedient of settling the dif ficulties. The[y] mustered the Mob, and enrolleed  them with their own troops. and then  disbanded the whole with orders to seek  their several homes. The officers went  home excepting who remained for  their protection with his men. The Mob  The Mormons made an agreement  with the Citizens of , to buy out  their lands and Pr[e]emptions rights and  appointed a Committee to make the  purchase, and do go on bying until they  purchased to the amount of $25— 000  while these purchases were going on the  Citizens were heard to say that as soon  as they had sold out to the Mormons [p. 17]
but continued embodied, with the encampments and forms of a Military force, and committing depredations upon Mormon property. The Mormons in this extremity called upon the Laws of the land and the officers of the Law for protection. After much delay. the militia under Generals & were sent to their relief. They arrived on the 13th. of Sept, and encamped between the Mormons and the Mob. The above officers made no attempt to disperse the Mob, excuseing themselves by saying, that their own men had sympathies with the Mob. After remaining thus for several days those officers adopted the following expedient of settling the difficulties. They mustered the Mob, and enrolleed them with their own troops. and then disbanded the whole with orders to seek their several homes. The officers went home excepting who remained for their protection with his men. The Mormons made an agreement with the Citizens of , to buy out their lands and Preemptions rights and appointed a Committee to make the purchase, and do go on bying until they purchased to the amount of $25— 000 while these purchases were going on the Citizens were heard to say that as soon as they had sold out to the Mormons [p. 17]
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