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

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their camp * but their was an end to their honor we were held as prisoners. This was the evening of the thirtieth of October <​we into their camp than no sooner did the get​>
The next day after we <​they they​> were betrayed into thier camp, they <​used​> ordered all the arms to be delivered up of all these those this was done. Here again followed <​here begin​> * another scene of brutality. The troops ran from house to house, taking all the arms they could find, from old men that never thought of going into a field of battle; but no, there must not be left a single gun in the . So the troops ran as before discribed, like a parcel of ravenous wolves; but thier great objcet [object] in being so anxious to get guns was <​were​> plunder. They wanted to get into the houses to see if there was not some thing they could carry off. Thus they plundered houses untill they got satisfied. To secrete their property from their ravages, the people had to go and hide it, in the bushes or any where, where they could find a place of conceilment. They troops found some of the property that had been hidden, This gave rise to <​produced another savage oppe​> [p. 36[a]]
* into their camp than no sooner did the get
used ordered all the ar here begin * another scene of brutality. The troops ran from house to house, taking all the arms they could find, from old men that never thought of going into a field of battle; but no, there must not be left a single gun in the . So the troops ran as before discribed, like a parcel of ravenous wolves; but thier great objcet [object] in being so anxious to get guns plunder. They wanted to get into the houses to see if there was not some thing they could carry off. Thus they plundered houses untill they got satisfied. To secrete their property from their ravages, the people had to go and hide it, in the bushes or any where, where they could find a place of conceilment. They troops found some of the property that had been hidden, produced another [p. 36[a]]
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