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

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of the town plott, and agreed with , from whom they purchased, to move there with their families and commence as soon as they conveniently could, <in order> to commence building up the place. Accordingly, in July following they with their families went to . Soon after their arival there a settlement began to be made. The saints at the time were emigrating into the country in considerable numbers, and a portion of them stopped at . Some purchased farms in the vicinity, others bought property in the , and again <by> the middle middle of october there were as many as seventy families in <the town> and the immediate neighbourhood of it of the saints. They had bought and paid for considerable property; and were making arangements to erect buildings and other conveniences for their comfort.
Some short time after the settlement first began, in there was a mob meeting called at Carillton, the county seat Carrill county, and resolutions past of a very treasonable character. The proceedings of this meeting, was published in the publick papers. They at then resolved to drive the saints out of the county regardless of consequences. A committee was appointed to go and warn them of their danger to l, and to demand of them the -[saints]-, that they leave the county forthwith. All their transactions were publick, and perfectly known to the authorities of Country, but not the [p. [24[b]]]
of the town plott, and agreed with , from whom they purchased, to move there with their families as soon as they conveniently could, in order to commence building up the place. Accordingly, in July following they with their families went to . Soon after their arival a settlement began to be made. The saints at the time were emigrating into the country in considerable numbers, and a portion of them stopped at . Some purchased farms in the vicinity, others bought property in the , and by the middle of october there were as many as seventy families in the town and the immediate neighbourhood . They had bought and paid for considerable property; and were making arangements to erect buildings and other conveniences for their comfort.
Some short time after the settlement first began, there was a mob meeting called at Carillton, the county seat Carrill county, and resolutions past of a very treasonable character. The proceedings of this meeting, was published in the publick papers. They then resolved to drive the saints out of the county regardless of consequences. A committee was appointed to go and warn them of their danger , and to demand of them , that they leave the county forthwith. All their transactions were publick, and perfectly known to the authorities of Country, but not the [p. [24[b]]]
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