Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

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lives if that would satisfy the furry  of the Mob. and purchase peace and  security for their unoffending bretheren  their helpless wives and children The  reply of the Mob was that the  must leave the ‘en Masse’ or that  every man should be put to death. The  Mormons terrified and defenceless then  entered into an agreement to leave the  . One Half by the first of January  the other Half by the first of April next  ensueing. This treaty being made & ratified  the Mob dispersed— Again for a time  the persecuted Mormons, enjoyed a  Respite from their pe[r]secutions but not  long was this repose permitted them.
Sometime in the Month of October a  meeting was held at at  which it was determined to remove  the Mormons or die, Inflamatory speeches  were made and one of the speakers swore  he would remove the Mormons from the  , if he had to wade up to his  neck in blood. Be it remarked that  up to this time the Mormons had faithfuly  observed the treaty, and were guilty of no  offence against the laws of the land or of society [p. 5]
lives if that would satisfy the furry of the Mob. and purchase peace and security for their unoffending bretheren their helpless wives and children The reply of the Mob was that the must leave the ‘en Masse’ or that every man should be put to death. The Mormons terrified and defenceless then entered into an agreement to leave the . One Half by the first of January the other Half by the first of April next ensueing. This treaty being made & ratified the Mob dispersed— Again for a time the persecuted Mormons, enjoyed a Respite from their persecutions but not long was this repose permitted them.
Sometime in the Month of October a meeting was held at at which it was determined to remove the Mormons or die, Inflamatory speeches were made and one of the speakers swore he would remove the Mormons from the , if he had to wade up to his neck in blood. Be it remarked that up to this time the Mormons had faithfuly observed the treaty, and were guilty of no offence against the laws of the land or of society [p. 5]
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