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

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began to assemble in first of October <1838> I am not  <not> able to state the precise day, but, <it> was at as early  as the first week of the month. 1838 I will  now leave the affairs of and the  other counties, to give an account of the settle ment in Carrill county; for the history of  the others, which remain, are identified with  the history of this settlement and the things  which befel them.
Some time in the last week in  March 1838, a man by the name of  , who was a large proprietor  in the town platt of on the , arrived at far” he has  was the bearer of a letter from a Mr , who had been a man that in  Carrilton [Carrollton], the county seat of Carrill county,  but at the time he wrote this letter was  living within a few miles of  having purchased a large tract of land at  that place; say some fourteen hundred  acres. The object of <’s> his visit was to get and  also and of the letter <of> which he was the bearer,  was to get a some of the saints to go to  , and buy a part of the town plott,  and aid in building it up.  was acquainted with many of the people of  . During the first visit of  there was nothing done in the matter. At  this time, I<we> was <were> on my way with my <our> fami[ly?]  to , going there for the purpose of  making a home. On the evening of the [p. [23[b]]]
began to assemble in first of October 1838 I am not able to state the precise day, but, it was as early as the first week of the month. I will now leave the affairs of and the other counties, to give an account of the settlement in Carrill county; for the history of the others, which remain, are identified with the history of this settlement and the things which befel them.
Some time in the last week in March 1838, a man by the name of , who was a large proprietor in the town platt of on the , arrived at “” he was the bearer of a letter from a Mr , who had been a man that in Carrilton [Carrollton], the county seat of Carrill county, but at the time he wrote this letter was living within a few miles of having purchased a large tract of land at that place; say some fourteen hundred acres. The object of ’s visit and of the letter of which he was the bearer, was to get some of the saints to go to , and buy a part of the town plott, and aid in building it up. was acquainted with many of the people of “. During the first visit of there was nothing done in the matter. At this time, we were on my way with our family to , going there for the purpose of making a home. On the evening of the [p. [23[b]]]
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