Petition to United States Congress, circa 29 November 1839, Draft

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But to return to the operations of bifore The . We need only say that the exterminating ordered of was carried into full effect. After the above named individuals were taken prisoners all the in about Five hundred in number surrendered up their arms to the militia without any resistance. The Mormons now fled in every direction, women & children through the dead of Winter marked their footsteps with blood as the[y] fled from the State of . The orders of the were that they should be driven from the or destroyed. <​about​> Fifteen Thousand souls, from <​between​> the sacki[n]g of and Spring. abandoned their homes their property. <​their all.​> hurried by the terrors. of these <​armed​> persons. in want of every necessary of life, with bleeding hearts sought refuge in the State of where they now reside.
We cannot trespass upon your time by the relation of cases of indi [p. 30]
But to return to the operations of bifore . We need only say that the exterminating ordered of was carried into full effect. After the above named individuals were taken prisoners all the in about Five hundred in number surrendered up their arms to the militia without any resistance. The Mormons now fled in every direction, women & children through the dead of Winter marked their footsteps with blood as they fled from the State of . The orders of the were that they should be driven from the or destroyed. about Fifteen Thousand souls, between the sacking of and Spring. abandoned their homes their property. their all. hurried by the terrors. of these armed persons. in want of every necessary of life, with bleeding hearts sought refuge in the State of where they now reside.
We cannot trespass upon your time by the relation of cases of indi [p. 30]
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