Petition to United States Congress, circa 29 November 1839

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next morning Col an Officers in the Militia, enquired of what was to be done, as he now saw the course the Mob was determined to persue,
replied, that he should take a company of men and give the Mob battle and that he would be responsible for the act, Saying that they could have no peace with the Mob until they had given them a scourging on the next Morning in obedience to his order was dispatched with one hundred men under his command in the direction as they were advancing from Carrol with directions, to protect the Citizens from the Mob and collect and bring into The such of the Mormons as we[re] scattered through the County and unprotected, and that if the Mob interfered he should fight them— The Company under the command of was the same <​in part​> that had gone from The by the order of to protect the Citizens of . As went in the direct[ion] of the Mob. they fled before hime leaving their Cannon which took possession of The Mob dispersed with his men then returned t G◊◊ West . in a few Days after returned to — It was now supposed that the difficulties were at an end— [p. 23]
next morning Col an Officers in the Militia, enquired of what was to be done, as he now saw the course the Mob was determined to persue,
replied, that he should take a company of men and give the Mob battle and that he would be responsible for the act, Saying that they could have no peace with the Mob until they had given them a scourging on the next Morning in obedience to his order was dispatched with one hundred men under his command in the direction as they were advancing from Carrol with directions, to protect the Citizens from the Mob and collect and bring into The such of the Mormons as were scattered through the County and unprotected, and that if the Mob interfered he should fight them— The Company under the command of was the same in part that had gone from The by the order of to protect the Citizens of . As went in the direction of the Mob. they fled before hime leaving their Cannon which took possession of The Mob dispersed with his men then returned t G . in a few Days after returned to — It was now supposed that the difficulties were at an end— [p. 23]
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