Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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of the 11th. of Oct 1838. they retreated from and made their way to the Counties of and leaving <many of> their effects behind in the possession of the Mob. Your memorialists will not detail the horrors and sufferings of such a flight when shared with women and children. They might detail many. One Lady who had given birth to a child just before the flight commenced, died on the Road and was buried without a Coffin, Many others sick. worn out, starved deprived of medical aid died upon the Road.
The Remnant of Mormons of arrived in and and found a short relief & supply of their wants from their friends and brethren there after the abandonment of and the flight of the Mormons from Carrol. One addressed the Mob adviseing them to take their Cannon and March to the County of and drive the Mormons from that County and seize upon their lands and other property saying that the Mormons could get no benefit of the law as they had recently seen [p. 19]
of the 11th. of Oct 1838. they retreated from and made their way to the Counties of and leaving many of their effects behind in the possession of the Mob. Your memorialists will not detail the horrors and sufferings of such a flight when shared with women and children. They might detail many. One Lady who had given birth to a child just before the flight commenced, died on the Road and was buried without a Coffin, Many others sick. worn out, starved deprived of medical aid died upon the Road.
The Remnant of Mormons of arrived in and and found a short relief & supply of their wants from their friends and brethren there after the abandonment of and the flight of the Mormons from Carrol. One addressed the Mob adviseing them to take their Cannon and March to the County of and drive the Mormons from that County and seize upon their lands and other property saying that the Mormons could get no benefit of the law as they had recently seen [p. 19]
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