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

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without attendence, surrounded by a body of armed ruffians; and while in this situation, her child died, and her husband dare not return to comfort her. Her own situation at the time being delicate and terrified by the mob, her condition was afflicting in the extreme. The mob took and buried her child. An body of armed men were sent by the authorities, to relieve her. They arived at the place; and found the mob there; they most of whom fled at their approach. They took the woman and her goods and family, which remained, and brought <brought> her off with them, with an other family, by the name of Jackson, Mr Jackson had also been driven off from his family. Mrs Lathrop survived the abuse but a very short time, she died in a very short time after she was taken out of the hands of the mob, not but a week or two at most.
There were also scattering families of the saints in , , and other counties, who were severely threatned, and some left the counties out of fear, at the sacrafice of much property.
We have already mentioned that after the mob had been turned into militia, and disbanded as such, they went to Carrill county to attact a settlement of the saints in that place. The mob in Carrill county [p. 23[a]]
without attendence, surrounded by a body of armed ruffians; and while in this situation, her child died, and her husband dare not return to comfort her. Her own situation at the time being delicate and terrified by the mob, her condition was afflicting in the extreme. The mob took and buried her child. A body of armed men were sent by the authorities, to relieve her. They arived at the place; and found the mob there; they most of whom fled at their approach. They took the woman and her goods and family, which remained, and brought her off with them, with an other family, by the name of Jackson, Mr Jackson had also been driven off from his family. Mrs Lathrop survived the abuse but a very short time,
There were also scattering families of the saints in , , and other counties, who were severely threatned, and some left the counties out of fear, at the sacrafice of much property.
We have already mentioned that after the mob had been turned into militia, and disbanded as such, they went to Carrill county to attact a settlement of the saints in that place. The mob in Carrill county [p. 23[a]]
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