Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

  • Source Note
Page 7
image
by overpowering numbers the Mormons  submitted. They surrenderd up Fifty one  Guns which have never been returned  or paid for. The next day parties of the  Mob went from house <to house> threatening women  and children with death if they did <not>  immediately leave their homes. Immagina tion cannot paint the terror which now  pervaded the Mormon Community The  weather was intensely cold and women  and children abandoned their homes  and fled in every direction. without  clothing to protect them from the piercing  cold, women gave birth to children in  the woods & prairies. One Hundred and  twenty women and children for the space  of ten days with only three or four men  in company concealed themselves in the  woods in hourly expectation & fear of massacre  until they finally escaped into .
The after the above  disturbances removed to the County of  where they were kindly recieved by the  inhabitants and their wants administered  by their charities. In the meantime the  houses of the Mormons in the County of  amounting about two hundred were burned  down or otherwise destroyed by the Mob.  as well as much of their Crops furniture [p. 7]
by overpowering numbers the Mormons submitted. They surrenderd up Fifty one Guns which have never been returned or paid for. The next day parties of the Mob went from house to house threatening women and children with death if they did not immediately leave their homes. Immagination cannot paint the terror which now pervaded the Mormon Community The weather was intensely cold and women and children abandoned their homes and fled in every direction. without clothing to protect them from the piercing cold, women gave birth to children in the woods & prairies. One Hundred and twenty women and children for the space of ten days with only three or four men in company concealed themselves in the woods in hourly expectation & fear of massacre until they finally escaped into .
The after the above disturbances removed to the County of where they were kindly recieved by the inhabitants and their wants administered by their charities. In the meantime the houses of the Mormons in the County of amounting about two hundred were burned down or otherwise destroyed by the Mob. as well as much of their Crops furniture [p. 7]
Page 7