Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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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. 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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