Statement, circa 1 November 1839–A

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Therefore The undersign’d who are chosen by  the Church of Latter day Saints to represent  to the and Congress of the the Cruel outrages and injustice inflicted  upon the said Church by the citizens of the State of   and also their suffering condition in consequence  thereof. Do hereby for and in behalf of the said church do hereby  petition his Excellency the and also the Honorable  the Senate and house of Representatives of the in Congress assembled that they cause to be made  a full and complete restoration of all the rights and priveleges  which we have been and now are deprived of and that we may  enjoy all the rights and priveleges guarranted [guaranteed] to us (in common  with other citizens of the ) by the constitu tion thereof and not only do we ask to be reinstated to enjoy  and be protected in the peaceable possession of our Lands  purchased of the in the State of  but we also ask for a Just remuneration of damages which  we have sustained by being deprived of the right of citizen ship contrary to the constitution and Laws of the and your Petitioners in behalf of the  said Church as in duty bound will ever pray
Joseph Smith Jr.
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Therefore The undersign’d who are chosen by the Church of Latter day Saints to represent to the and Congress of the the Cruel outrages and injustice inflicted upon the said Church by the citizens of the State of and also their suffering condition in consequence thereof. Do hereby for and in behalf of the said church petition his Excellency the and also the Honorable the Senate and house of Representatives of the in Congress assembled that they cause to be made a full and complete restoration of all the rights and priveleges which we have been and now are deprived of that we may enjoy all the rights and priveleges guarranted [guaranteed] to us (in common with other citizens of the ) by the constitution thereof and not only do we ask to be reinstated to enjoy and be protected in the peaceable possession of our Lands purchased of the in the State of but we also ask for a Just remuneration of damages which we have sustained by being deprived of the right of citizenship contrary to the constitution and Laws of the and your Petitioners in behalf of the said Church as in duty bound will ever pray
Joseph Smith Jr.
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