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

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We never got the priveledge of introducing our witnesses at all. If we had, we could have disproved all they swore.
We here must rather go back a little, for after arived at , he arested a great many persons an account of which will be found in the memmorial of the citizens of to the legislature of . Their trial also went on at the same time. One thing in relation to ’s proceeding we forgot to mention, we will insert it here. After he had arived, some persons made aplication for a priviledge to go and plunder houses for goods; this was readily granted; and under this authority, houses were plundered, locks broken, and property taken at pleasure; and all this without any civil process whatever.
We will here give a specimen specimen or two of their swearing. We will first introduce . This said was angry at one of the prisoners, in consequence of a lawsuit existing between them. we suppose thought he had a fair oppertunity now to take vengence in swearing against him, so he swore that in [p. 46[a]]
We never got the priveledge of introducing our witnesses at all. If we had, we could have disproved all they swore.
We here must rather go back a little, for after arived at , he arested a great many persons an account of which will be found in the memmorial of the citizens of to the legislature of . Their trial also went on at the same time. One thing in relation to ’s proceeding we forgot to mention, we will insert it here. After he had arived, some persons made aplication for a priviledge to go and plunder houses for goods; this was readily granted; and under this authority, houses were plundered, locks broken, and property taken at pleasure; and all this without any civil process whatever.
We will here give a specimen or two of their swearing. We will first introduce . This said was angry at one of the prisoners, in consequence of a lawsuit existing between them. we suppose thought he had a fair oppertunity now to take vengence in swearing against him, so he swore that in [p. 46[a]]
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