Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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Petitioned, and their Petitions have been  treated with silence & contempt. Shall  they apply to the Courts Federal Courts?  They were at the time <of the injury> Citizens of the State  of — Shall they apply to the courts  of the State of ? Whom sh◊◊◊  they s◊◊◊, The order for their destruction  their extermination was granted by  the Executive of the State of .  Is not this a peice of justification  for the acts of individuals done in  pursuance of that order? If not before  whom shall the mormons institute  a trial? Should they summon as Jury of  the individuals who composed the Mob  an appeal to them were in vain—  They dare [not?] go to to institute a suit. Their  lives would be in danger.
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<Petition to Congress  for redress>
<(ab. 29 Nov. 1839)> [p. 35]
Petitioned, and their Petitions have been treated with silence & contempt. Shall they apply to the Federal Courts? They were at the time of the injury Citizens of the State of — Shall they apply to the courts of the State of ? Whom sh they s, The order for their destruction their extermination was granted by the Executive of the State of . Is not this a peice of justification for the acts of individuals done in pursuance of that order? If not before whom shall the mormons institute a trial? Should they summon as Jury of the individuals who composed the Mob an appeal to them were in vain— They dare [not] go to to institute a suit. Their lives would be in danger.
Petition to Congress for redress
(ab. 29 Nov. 1839) [p. 35]
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