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

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, for a little season, by this means was free from <them>. It was during this time that the people of , made sale of their lands and other property to the saints, all the time saying to their particular friends, that they entended as soon as they got the pay for their lands and other property they would <to> drive the saints off, and take it by force from them. They declared that they were fools if they did not do so, seeing, as they said, that the law could <not> be enforced against them, for so doing.
After they all had left , and got collected at Carrill, they set guards, The roads were so infested by <by them,> them that travelers were intercepte[d] on the way as they were peaceably passing along the roads. <were stopped by them> The more effectually to accomplish their purpose, they sent to and got a cannon. It was said to be a six pounder. They also got balls and amunition with the cannon in abundance. Bodies of armed men gathered in to aid them from all the adjoining counties, particularly, from , Saline, , Howard, , and Clinton, , Platt, as well as other places <and> parts of the . Among the numbers that came was, a man by the name of Jackson, from Howard, who was appointed their leader. He was called captain Jackson, and was among the number of the — : volunteers that went to Florida and cut such a figure there, as reported by Col Taylor.
The whole band being collected <collected> they closely invested the place, -[]-. A large portion of the people there, had only just arived, and they were ford forbidden by these villians to go out of the place, under pain of death. They were deprived of getting food or providing houses for themself [p. [25[b]]]
, for a little season, by this means was free from them. It was during this time that the people of , made sale of their lands and other property to the saints, all the time saying to their particular friends, that they entended as soon as they got the pay for their lands and other property to drive the saints off, and take it by force from them. They declared that they were fools if they did not do so, seeing, as they said, that the law could not be enforced against them, for so doing.
After they all had left , and got collected at Carrill, they set guards, The roads were so infested by them, that travelers were intercepted on the way as they were peaceably passing along the roads. were stopped by them The more effectually to accomplish their purpose, they sent to and got a cannon. It was said to be a six pounder. They also got balls and amunition with the cannon in abundance. Bodies of armed men gathered in to aid them from all the adjoining counties, particularly, from , Saline, , Howard, , Clinton, , Platt, and parts of the . Among the numbers that came was, a man by the name of Jackson, from Howard, who was appointed their leader. He was called captain Jackson, and was among the number of the — : volunteers that went to Florida and cut such a figure there, as reported by Col Taylor.
The whole band being collected they closely invested the place, . A large portion of the people there, had only just arived, and they were forbidden by to go out of the place, under pain of death. They were deprived of getting food or providing houses for [p. [25[b]]]
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