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

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asked him if he had any objections to signing a paper  to that effect, so that he it might be had for the  benefit of those who entertaind fears on this matter.  he <He> <He> said he had not, accordingly he signed wrote the  following note. We give it here without any altera tion in orthography, or composition.
I , a justice of the peace, of  , do hereby sertify to the people called  colld Mormin, that he is bound to suport  the constitution of consticution of this ; and of  the ; and he is not attached to an  eny mob nor will not attach him hiself, to eny  such peop[l]e. an And so long as they will not  mol[e]st me, I will not molest them.
This the 8th day of August— 1838.
J. P.
After this transaction, the company retur ned to the village where the saints many of the  saints lived, called , to the house  of Col . Shortly after their return  to the house of , a number of three  persons came from Millport—. The whole matter  was talked over, and it was agreed that there  should be a committee chosen from among the  people of Millport, and vicinity, and also a  committee appointed of the inhabitants of , to meet at  and have all the affairs completely understood,  and have peace. The committees accordingly  met. On the part of the people of Millport  there appeared , senator elect,  John Williams, representative elect, , county clerk of the circuit circuit court,  and several others. names not known. On the part  of the people of , were , , , , and several of the people of “” [p. [13[b]]]
asked him if he had any objections to signing a paper to that effect, so that it might be had for the benefit of those who entertaind fears on this matter. He said he had not, accordingly he wrote the following note. We give it here without any alteration in orthography, or composition.
I , a justice of the peace, of , do hereby sertify to the people colld Mormin, that he is bound to suport the consticution of this ; and of the ; and he is not attached to eny mob nor will not attach hiself, to eny such people. And so long as they will not molest me, I will not molest them.
This the 8th day of August— 1838.
J. P.
After this transaction, the company returned to the village where many of the saints lived, called , to the house of Col . Shortly after their return to the house of , three persons came from Millport—. The whole matter was talked over, and it was agreed that there should be a committee chosen from among the people of Millport, and vicinity, and also a committee appointed of the inhabitants of , to meet at and have all the affairs completely understood, and have peace. The committees accordingly met. On the part of the people of Millport there appeared , senator elect, John Williams, representative elect, , clerk of the circuit court, and several others. names not known. On the part of the people of , were , , , , ” [p. [13[b]]]
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