Sidney Rigdon, JS, et al., Petition Draft (“To the Publick”), circa 1838–1839

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he said, that a gentleman who lived in ,  had left late the preceeding evening,  was the place where the county seat of , and the place where the election was held,  and that there had been a serious affray at the  election in . That the mob had tryed  to stopt the saints from voting, and in order to  accomplish their object, had killed two of them,  and their bodies were laying on the ground, and  they would not let their friends have them  for burial. And that one other man had fled  into the woods, badly wounded, supposed to be  ded dead, as he had not been heard of, after  he had disappeared among the bushes.
This created a great feeling in “Far  and considerable <of course much> excitement. A man phycisian  who resided in “” by the name of called for volunteers declaring declari ng that he would have <bodies of the bodies of> those persons bodies who  had been killed and bury them and have the  man that was lost or die in the attempt.
The report coming from ,  a resident of the , and the successfull  candidate for the senate, no doubt was  intertained of its truth. A company was raised  consisting if, If recollect right, of about seventeen  persons, who left “with <for> the express object  of getting the bodies of the dead. an Through the  course of the day, there was <were> probably to the amo[unt?]  number of fifty persons, all going to inquire after  their friends, for it was unknown to the peeple  of , who of their friends were killed, for no  doubt was entertained, but some of them were dead.
When the company arrived there, they found  the report not as true, there was had been a great  difficulty, but no lives lost that was known of;  But there was nothing heard but threatning, men  were passing through the village, which had been  laid laid off by the saints, threatning them, that in [p. [12[b]]]
he said, that a gentleman who lived in , had left late the preceeding evening, was the county seat of , and the place where the election was held, and that there had been a serious affray at the election in . That the mob had tryed to stopt the saints from voting, and in order to accomplish their object, had killed two of them, and their bodies were laying on the ground, and they would not let their friends have them for burial. And that one other man had fled into the woods, badly wounded, supposed to be dead, as he had not been heard of, after he had disappeared among the bushes.
This created a great feeling and of course much excitement. A phycisian who resided in “” by the name of called for volunteers declaring that he would have of the bodies of those persons who had been killed and bury them and have the man that was lost or die in the attempt.
The report coming from , a resident of the , and the successfull candidate for the senate, no doubt was intertained of its truth. A company was raised consisting , If recollect right, of about seventeen persons, who left “” for the express object of getting the bodies of the dead. Through the course of the day, there were probably to the amount number of fifty persons, all going to inquire after their friends, for it was unknown to the peeple of , who of their friends were killed, for no doubt was entertained, but some of them were dead.
When the company arrived there, they found the report not true, there had been a great difficulty, but no lives lost that was known of; But there was nothing heard but threatning, men were passing through the village, which had been laid off by the saints, threatning them, that in [p. [12[b]]]
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