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

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to bail for their appearence, at the  Circuirt Circuit court. Thus, were the laws  of the land put at defiance, to save from puni shment, a mob[b]er and plunderer; and  that by the of the circuit court,  who was bound by oath, to do otherwise,  The princ. There were three persons arrested,  the principle of which, was ,  the other were only hired in his service.
This arrest took place on the 9th day  of September 1838, on the first day of  the week, and it was in the same week,  that generals , , & ,  went with their troops to .
It was during the opperations of this mob,  the saints had a fair oppertunity of trying the  honesty of the civil officers of ,  And old gentleman from , by the name  of Hoops, was moving into .  after he got to he had to pass through Mill port, the residence of the principle leaders of  the mob,  , whose name has been mentioned before, <mentioned>  stopped his team forcably. in the road, abused  and insulted the family, Mr. Hoops was  an intire stranger in the , he was  detained for a number of hours, before  he could get away from them. The old  man went to a justice of the peace,  and got a states warrant for him, gave  it to an officer and had it served on <him>  as they said, and had a day appointed for  the trial. When the day came, [p. [20[b]]]
to bail for their appearence, at the Circuit court. Thus, were the laws of the land put at defiance, to save from punishment, a mobber and plunderer; and that by the of the circuit court, who was bound by oath, to do otherwise, . There were three persons arrested, the principle of which, was , the other were only hired in his service.
This arrest took place on the 9th day of September 1838, on the first day of the week, and it was in the same week, that generals , , & , went with their troops to .
It was during the opperations of this mob, the saints had a fair oppertunity of trying the honesty of the civil officers of , An old gentleman from , by the name of Hoops, was moving into . he had to pass through Millport, the residence of the principle leaders of the mob, , whose name has been mentioned before, stopped his team forcably. in the road, abused and insulted the family, Mr. Hoops was an intire stranger in the , he was detained for a number of hours, before he could get away from them. The old man went to a justice of the peace, and got a states warrant for him, gave it to an officer and had it served on him as they said, and had a day appointed for the trial. When the day came, [p. [20[b]]]
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