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

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they had to pass through a corner of , They a civil authorities of hearing of the circumstances, sent the sheriff of the to intercept them, in passing through the . This the sheriff effected, arrested the person carrying the guns, and the guns, and brought them to “” for trial. The trial came on, the facts were all proven, that the guns guns had been taken by one of the men who <​was​> then in custody, and were taking them to , to arm the the mob, that was then collecting in : and it was also proven, that and it was also proven, that the mob was collecting for the purpose of driving the saints from their homes.
After the arrst <​arrest​> and trial, a letter was sent to , the circuit judge informing him of the facts, and of asking his service, how to dispose of both the prisoners and the guns. Accordingly, when ’s Armey was in on their march to , they passd through “; demanded the prisoners, they were accordingly given up, he said he had the authority of for doing <​so​>, they were given up and, were marched off with the troops and set at liberty. After they had been convicted at a court of inquiry, and holden [p. 20[a]]
they had to pass through a corner of , They civil authorities of hearing of the circumstances, sent the sheriff of the to intercept them, in passing through the . This the sheriff effected, arrested the person carrying the guns, and the guns, and brought them to “” for trial. The trial came on, the facts were all proven, that the guns had been taken by one of the men who was then in custody, and were taking them to , to arm the mob, that was then collecting in : and it was also proven, that the mob was collecting for the purpose of driving the saints from their homes.
After the arrest and trial, a letter was sent to , the circuit judge informing him of the facts, and asking his service, how to dispose of both the prisoners and the guns. Accordingly, when ’s Armey was on their march to , they passd through “; demanded the prisoners, they were accordingly given up, he said he had the authority of for doing so, they , were marched off with the troops and set at liberty. After they had been convicted at a court of inquiry, and holden [p. 20[a]]
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