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

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second day of April, I <we> stopped to tarry for the night, at the house of a man by the name of Morrison, on turkey creek. There was the said , who had also put up for the night, returning home from “.” He found out who I was <we were>. And then told me <us> that he had been to “,” and what he had been after; and also solicited my <our> assistance, in getting some of our people to take part in building up the town of .
Some time afterwards came, on the same errand, and it was not till after repeated solicitations and assurances, of all the assistance that we needed, in case of any difficulty, that there was any disposition <manifested,> on the part of the people of , to comply with their request, however, After repea <after> repeated solicitations and strong assurances given of the advantages of the place, and the ficilities which it would affored to the settlemnts making in the Upper to have a town and of course a landing place on the , at length a man by the name of , and one by the name of , left to examine the place. It was in June 1838 that they went to make the purchase. After examining the place, they purchased one half of [p. 24[a]]
second day of April, we stopped to tarry for the night, at the house of a man by the name of Morrison, on turkey creek. There was the said , who had also put up for the night, returning home from “.” He found out who we were. And then told us that he had been to “,” and what he had been after; and also solicited our assistance, in getting some of our people to take part in building up the town of .
Some time afterwards came, on the same errand, and it was not till after repeated solicitations and assurances, of all the assistance that we needed, in case of any difficulty, that there was any disposition manifest, on the part of the people of , to comply with their request, however, after repeated solicitations and strong assurances given of the advantages of the place, and the ficilities which it would affored to the settlemnts making in the Upper to have a town and of course a landing place on the , at length a man by the name of , and one by the name of , left to examine the place. It was in June 1838 that they went to make the purchase. After examining the place, they purchased one half of [p. 24[a]]
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