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 dissatis faction. 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 pro tect the Mormons. When ar rived 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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