Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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<Brick> building was assailed by the Mob and down and with its valuable appurtanances destroyed. They next proceeded to the with a like purpose Its owner in part agreed to close it and they delayed their purposed. They then proceeded to the dwelling of the beloved of the village < there> dragged him and his family to the Public Square where surrounded by hundreds they partially stripped him of his cloathing and tarred and feathered him from head to foot. A man by the name of was at the same time treated in a similar manner. The Mob <then> dispersed with an agreement to meet again on the next Tuesday the above outrages having been committed on Saturday Tuesday came and with it came the Mob. bearing a red flag in token of bloodThey proceeded to the houses of and others of the leading men and seizing seized <them>, telling them to bid their families farewell, that they would never see them again. They were then driven at the point of the bayonet to the public Square <Jail> and there amid the jeers and insults of the crowd they were Stripped tarred and feathered <thrust in Prison to be kept as hostages in case any of the mob should be killed defending themselves they was to die to pay for it> Here some two or three of the Mormons offered to surrender up their [p. 4]
Brick building was assailed by the Mob and down and with its valuable appurtanances destroyed. They next proceeded to the with a like purpose Its owner in part agreed to close it and they delayed their purposed. They then proceeded to the dwelling of the beloved of the there dragged him and his family to the Public Square where surrounded by hundreds they partially stripped him of his cloathing and tarred and feathered him from head to foot. A man by the name of was at the same time treated in a similar manner. The Mob then dispersed with an agreement to meet again on the next Tuesday the above outrages having been committed on Saturday Tuesday came and with it the Mob. bearing a red flag in token of blood— They proceeded to the houses of and others of the leading men and seized them, telling them to bid their families farewell, that they would never see them again. They were then driven at the point of the bayonet to the Jail and there amid the jeers and insults of the crowd they were thrust in Prison to be kept as hostages in case any of the mob should be killed they was to die to pay for it Here some two or three of the Mormons offered to surrender up their [p. 4]
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