Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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and recieved their pay they would drive the Mormons off and keep both their lands and the money,
The Mob when disbanded <in > by the Generals as aforesaid instead of repairing to their homes as aforesaid repaired <commanded, proceed[ed]> in a body to the adjoining County of Carrol[l] and encamped around A village built and inhabited by Mormons, while thus encamped around they sent to the County of and procured a Cannon. They wsed the place so closely. that no person could leave the town in safety, when they did so they were fired upon by the Mob. The horses of the Mormons were stolen and their cattle Killed The Citizens of , were in great extremity, worn out by want & sickness. amo[u]nting to about seventy families, In their extremity they made application to for protection and relief. but no protection no[r] relief was granted them. When reduced to the last extremity no alternative was left them but to seek protection by flight and the abandonment of their homes, Accordingly on the evening [p. 18]
and recieved their pay they would drive the Mormons off and keep both their lands and the money,
The Mob when disbanded in by the Generals as aforesaid instead of repairing to their homes as commanded, proceeded in a body to the adjoining County of Carroll and encamped around — A village built and inhabited by Mormons, while thus encamped around they sent to the County of and procured a Cannon. They wsed the place so closely. that no person could leave the town in safety, when they did so they were fired upon by the Mob. The horses of the Mormons were stolen and their cattle Killed The Citizens of , were in great extremity, worn out by want & sickness. amounting to about seventy families, In their extremity they made application to for protection and relief. but no protection nor relief was granted them. When reduced to the last extremity no alternative was left them but to seek protection by flight and the abandonment of their homes, Accordingly on the evening [p. 18]
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