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

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After he had got, as he supposed,  a sufficiency of them collected and  well painted, he came into and took of cattle, and horses, &c  and the people of had to set  guards, to guard their property.
Some short time after  commenced his opperations, messengers came  to far wes” reporting that in  the south part of , there was  a body of armed men, threatning the lives  of the people ordering them out of the   again 10 11 Oclock the next morning  under pain of death. <unless they would renounce their religion> That they had burned,  and were burning houses, had set fire  to a wagon load of goods, that a man  had not yet unloaded at his door.  That they were breaking into houses,  taking their guns, and that they had  actually taken three prisoners.
The same report reached again  about midnight, on the arival of the  second report, the before mentioned   took about sixty men,  and went to inquire into the affair.  when he got to the place, the mob  had moved, he went into persuit, and [p. 31[a]]
After he had got, as he supposed, a sufficiency of them collected and well painted, he came into and took of cattle, and horses, &c and the people of had to set guards, to guard their property.
Some short time after commenced his opperations, messengers came to “” reporting that in the south part of , there was a body of armed men, threatning the lives of the people ordering them out of the again 11 Oclock the next morning under pain of death. unless they would renounce their religion That they had burned, and were burning houses, had set fire to a wagon load of goods, that a man had not yet unloaded at his door. That they were breaking into houses, taking their guns, and that they had actually taken three prisoners.
The same report reached again about midnight, on the arival of the second report, the before mentioned took about sixty men, and went to inquire into the affair. when he got to the place, the mob had moved, he went in persuit, and [p. 31[a]]
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