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

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pelled to sign a deed of trust at the swords point and that all their property into the hands of trustees to be devoted to the defraying of the expences of the war paying debts &c.
While these things were thus in these ignorant an stupid and beastly manner carrying on in and about ” scenes, still more horrid and soul chilling, were going on in another part of the county, at a place called , because a man of that name had built a mill there. I will give this account from the pen of eye witnesses. I will give it from the testimony of three who have testified to it. That is, and his ; and ,
We also have the testimony of Mrs A[manda Barnes] Smith, whose was killed and little son of nine years old was also killed, and also a younger boy wounded. But wishing to bring our account into as narrow limits as possable, we omit asserting it inserting it. [p. [37[b]]]
While these things were carrying on in and about “” scenes, still more horrid and soul chilling, were going on in another part of the county, at a place called , because a man of that name had built a mill there. I will give this account from the pen of eye witnesses. I will give it from the testimony of three who have testified to it. That is, and his ; and ,
We also have the testimony of Mrs Amanda Barnes Smith, whose was killed and little son of nine years old was also killed, and also a younger boy wounded. But wishing to bring our account into as narrow limits as possable, we omit inserting it. [p. [37[b]]]
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