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

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robbed, and plundered, and now they were not disposed to move untill the authorities of the country said so, and seeing was there, they appealed to him. replied with an oath, “to go and give them, says a he, a complete dressing, for you never will have any peace with them, till you do it, and I will stand between you and all difficulty.
Having the orders of their general, a man by the name of took one hundred men, and went to give gave them battle, though they reported themselves four hundred strong, and had a cannon. As gave chase, the mob fled before him. The persuit lasted for two or three days, during which time a general distruction of property took place, burning houses &c. The saints fled into with what they could carry with them, and the rest of ther their property was all distroyed. They drove in such of their cattle, horses, hogs, and sheep, as they could get in, as also their geese, chickens, &c, Their houses were soon wrapped in flames, and what they left behind them made a prey of.
at last got as near the mob, that they left their cannon and fled, he took the cannon, and returned to . And thus ended that scene of distruction. [p. 30[a]]
robbed, and plundered, and now they were not disposed to move untill the authorities of the country said so, and seeing was there, they appealed to him. replied with an oath, “to go and give them, says he, a complete dressing, for you never will have any peace with them, till you do it, and I will stand between you and all difficulty.
Having the orders of their general, a man by the name of took one hundred men, and went to gave them battle, though they reported themselves four hundred strong, and had a cannon. As gave chase, the mob fled before him. The persuit lasted for two or three days, during which time a general distruction of property took place, burning houses &c. The saints fled into with what they could carry with them, and the rest of their property was all distroyed. They drove in such of their cattle, horses, hogs, and sheep, as they could get in, as also their geese, chickens, &c, Their houses were soon wrapped in flames, and what they left behind them made a prey of.
at last got as near the mob, that they left their cannon and fled, he took the cannon, and returned to . And thus ended that scene of distruction. [p. 30[a]]
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