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

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he knew it was his mother’s bed, he <​said​> “had slept upon it, and he felt the stripes with his feet. his mother’s bed <​had​> a striped tick, and the stripes went two ways; and he felt them with his feet in the while laying on the bed.[”] He was again asked “if there was <​were​> not a sheet on the bed under him” he said “there was but still he felt the stripes in the <​tick​> through the sheet with his feet, so distinctly, that the he knew that they went <​two ways,​> and that it was his mother’s bed”: and that was the way they found out, his mother’s bed was there. proved in the mean time, that, that same bed had been in his house for many years. We give these as specimens of mens swearing. We might multiply them to a great number, but it would swell this narative beyond the limits allowed it. Let so much suffice.
The court at last closed its after on the 29th November, after a session of two weeks and three days. At the close of the court, and some few days before it closed, there were a considerable number of those who had been arrested by released. out of that number was Esq. who was one of the seven, who had been carried to and from thence to . They were either all released [p. 47[a]]
he knew it was his mother’s bed, he said “had slept upon it, and he felt the stripes with his feet. his mother’s bed had a striped tick, and the stripes went two ways; and he felt them with his feet while laying on the bed.” He was again asked “if there were not a sheet on the bed under him” he said “there was but still he felt the stripes in the tick through the sheet , so distinctly, that he knew that they went two ways, and that it was his mother’s bed”: and that was the way they found out, his mother’s bed was there. proved in the mean time, that, that same bed had been in his house for many years. We give these as specimens of mens swearing. We might multiply them to a great number, but it would swell this narative beyond the limits allowed it. Let so much suffice.
The court at last closed on the 29th November, after a session of two weeks and three days. At the close of the court, and some few days before it closed, there were a considerable number of those who had been arrested by released. out of that number was Esq. who was one of the seven, who had been carried to and from thence to . They were either all released [p. 47[a]]
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