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 ar rived 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 neigh borhood where the first disturbance  had commenced he found that  the Mob had gone to another neigh borhood 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 [p. 24]
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 short distance 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 [p. 24]
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