Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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about sixty men who proceeded to . When arrived at The as aforesaid and learned that had disbanded his men he expressed great dissatisfaction. The same evening on which disbanded his company as aforesaid. he proceeded to in order to learn what the Mormons <Mob,> were doing there and if possible to protect the Mormons. When arrived in he found that the Mob had commenced its operations there, which was on the 20th of Oct 1838 They commenced by burning the house of a man who had gone to Tennessee on Business and left his wife at home with two small children, When the house was burned down the wife and the two small children were turned out in the snow and she had to walk three miles before she could find a shelter she carried her two children all that distance and had to wade which was three feet deep. The Mob on the same evening burned seven other houses, burning and destroying all the property that they thought proper, The [p. 22]
about sixty men who proceeded to . When arrived at The as aforesaid and learned that had disbanded his men he expressed great dissatisfaction. The same evening on which disbanded his company as aforesaid. he proceeded to in order to learn what the Mob, were doing there and if possible to protect the Mormons. When arrived in he found that the Mob had commenced its operations there, which was on the 20th of Oct 1838 They commenced by burning the house of a man who had gone to Tennessee on Business and left his wife at home with two small children, When the house was burned down the wife and the two small children were turned out in the snow and she had to walk three miles before she could find a shelter she carried her two children all that distance and had to wade which was three feet deep. The Mob on the same evening burned seven other houses, burning and destroying all the property that they thought proper, The [p. 22]
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