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

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of their army, was were not to be depended on. ( is a methodist preacher) for he was as lawless, if not more so, and as mobocratic, as the worst of of the mob.”
, on his arival, expressed some disappointment at not finding there as he expected; and als on also at his having order<​ed​> his troops home, It commenced snowing and storming vehemently; After which also went and ordered his troops home, and they returned, but himself went on to . The mob by this time felt themselves sufficiently strong, and declaring themselves four hundred in number, and knowing of the troops having returned, they felt all sufficient to commence their opperation.
There were a great many things which took place during the time this mob and accordingly the very evening <​night​> of of arival in , the mob commenced their depredation. thefirst attackt was made on the house of of a gentleman man by the name of Smith who had gone on business to His wife was there alone with two little children, neither of them able to walk and with all Mrs Smith a very delicate woman. They drove her out of her house, there was a heavy snow on the ground, it was about the last of October. or the first of November. She took her two children in her arms, and walked three miles through the snow, and wa [p. 29[a]]
of their army, were not to be depended on. () for he was as lawless, if not more so, and as mobocratic, as the worst of the mob.”
, on his arival, expressed some disappointment at not finding there as he expected; and also at his having ordered his troops home, It commenced snowing and storming vehemently; After which also went and ordered his troops home, and they returned, but himself went on to . The mob by this time felt themselves sufficiently strong, declaring themselves four hundred in number, and knowing of the troops having returned, they felt all sufficient to commence their opperation.
and accordingly the very night of of arival in , the mob commenced their depredation. thefirst attackt was made on the house of of a man by the name of Smith who had gone on business to His wife was there alone with two little children, neither of them able to walk and with all Mrs Smith a very delicate woman. They drove her out of her house, there was a heavy snow on the ground, it was about the last of October. or the first of November. She took her two children in her arms, and walked three miles through the snow, and wa [p. 29[a]]
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