Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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But contrary to his expectation on the evening of the 23rd. of October Messengers arrived at and informed the Citizens that a body of armed men had made its appearance in the south part of the and that they were burning houses destroying property and threatning the Mormons Citizens. with death unless the[y] left the the next morning by 10 Ocl[ock] or renounced their religion. About midnight another messenger arrived with news of the like tenor,
The next collected about sixty men and proceeded to the scene of the disturbance to protect if possible the lives and property of the Mormon Citizens, On his arrival at the neighborhood where the first disturbance had commenced he found that the Mob had gone to another neighborhood to prosecute their acts of and outrage— He marched a shor[t]distance and unexpect[ed]ly came upon the encampment of the Mob. The guards of the Mob fired upon him and killed one of his men. They continued their fire and and another of his men were killed. then charged
But contrary to his expectation on the evening of the 23rd. of October Messengers arrived at and informed the Citizens that a body of armed men had made its appearance in the south part of the and that they were burning houses destroying property and threatning the Mormon Citizens. with death unless they left the the next morning by 10 Oclock or renounced their religion. About midnight another messenger arrived with news of the like tenor,
collected about sixty men and proceeded to the scene of the disturbance to protect if possible the lives and property of the Mormon Citizens, On his arrival at the neighborhood where the first disturbance had commenced he found that the Mob had gone to another neighborhood to prosecute their acts of and outrage— He marched a shortdistance and unexpectedly came upon the encampment of the Mob. The guards of the Mob fired upon him and killed one of his men. then charged
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