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

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at their publick meetings and mob ass emblies at which they displayed <all their> virulence  corruption and ignorance. And the only ex cuse which can be pled for them is their  shamefull ignorance and their want of  knowledge <understanding> of <in> the customs of civilized life.
After the mob had been honorably  dismissed as militia and ordered home,  they took up thier line of march directly  to <in> Carrill county, to drive out  a settlement of the saints which were in  that place. The history of which settlement we  shall hereafter give.
Part of the mob which was at , was from Carrill county. Their principle  leader was commonly called  , he was a Presbeterian peache [preacher].  There was a nother presbeterian preacher with  the Carrill county mob, by the name of  Hancock. After the mob had departed for  Carrill county, the inhabitants of  that had belonged to the mob, began to ma ke proposals to the mob saints, either to  sell or buy: two committees were appointed for  this purpose, one on each part, after some  arangements in relation to the matter, the  committee on the part of the saints agreed  to buy out all the possessions which the [p. 22[a]]
After the mob had been honorably dismissed as militia and ordered home, they took up thier line of march directly to in Carrill county, to drive out a settlement of the saints which were in that place. The history of which settlement we shall hereafter give.
Part of the mob which was at , was from Carrill county. Their principle leader was commonly called , he was a Presbeterian peache [preacher]. There was a nother presbeterian preacher with the Carrill county mob, by the name of Hancock. After the mob had departed for Carrill county, the inhabitants of that had belonged to the mob, began to make proposals to the saints, either to sell or buy: two committees were appointed for this purpose, one on each part, after some arangements in relation to the matter, the committee on the part of the saints agreed to buy out all the possessions which the [p. 22[a]]
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