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

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  • Historical Introduction
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* Mr , one of the Bishops of the church,  was taken from his house, with another man, a into the  publick square, and then the mob attempted to strip him  naked; to this he objected, and finally they agreed to  let him keep on his shirt and pantaloones, and they  tarred and feathered him and the other man, whose name  was . , a lawyer, was the leader  in this business; and, on that accasion, boasted that  his word was the law of the , and that th[e]  saints should leave it, or be put to death. So mu ch for a would be honorable lawyer.
* Mr , one of the Bishops of the church, was taken from his house, with another man, into the publick square, and then the mob attempted to strip him naked; to this he objected, and finally they agreed to let him keep on his shirt and pantaloones, and they tarred and feathered him and the other man, whose name was . , a lawyer, was the leader in this business; and, on that accasion, boasted that his word was the law of the , and that the saints should leave it, or be put to death. So much for a would be honorable lawyer.
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