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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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wrongfully called “Mormons,” hiving [having] been illegally and cruelly been driven from their lands and homes, in Mo. by a lawless mob. (as your excellency has already been informed.) should by some ample means be restored, to their possessions and rights: But, as the said mob of has considerably spread itself and organized into an independant branch of government, by appointing a commander in chief,” and by preparing to re[s]ist the said church even to blood shed, and that too, with not only the common weapons used for self defence and military dicipline, But with “Cannon[”]:— Therefore your petitioners humbly ask your Excellency, while the said church is preparing to return, to petition the President of the for a guard of troops to be stationed in sufficient to protect this unfortunate people in thier rights as well as imposing enough to qu[e]ll the Mob, for the honor of the State of
In asking this favor of the , while such great mob as that of July last in the City of , and others, in other States, have been promptly put down by Military or other exhertion, your petitioners feel confident, that he will use all honorable means to restore this suffering body of Citizens to all their constitutional rights and enjoyments, for the good of society and the safety of freemen, at the same time sparing no pains to bring mobbers to Justice, and crush mobbing [p. 69]
wrongfully called “Mormons,” hiving [having] been illegally and cruelly been driven from their lands and homes, in Mo. by a lawless mob. (as your excellency has already been informed.) should by some ample means be restored, to their possessions and rights: But, as the said mob of has considerably spread itself and organized into an independant branch of government, by appointing a “commander in chief,” and by preparing to resist the said church even to blood shed, and that too, with not only the common weapons used for self defence and military dicipline, But with “Cannon”:— Therefore your petitioners humbly ask your Excellency, while the said church is preparing to return, to petition the President of the for a guard of troops to be stationed in sufficient to protect this unfortunate people in thier rights as well as imposing enough to quell the Mob, for the honor of the State of
In asking this favor of the , while such great mob as that of July last in the City of , and others, in other States, have been promptly put down by Military or other exhertion, your petitioners feel confident, that he will use all honorable means to restore this suffering body of Citizens to all their constitutional rights and enjoyments, for the good of society and the safety of freemen, at the same time sparing no pains to bring mobbers to Justice, and crush mobbing [p. 69]
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