Memorial to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, circa 30 October 1839–27 January 1840

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to an infant just before the flight commenced died on the road, and was buried without a coffin. Many others were sick, from starvation and fatigue, and being deprived of medical aid and sustenance, died upon the road. The remnant of this little band of sufferers arrived at <​in​> and counties at length, and found <​temporary​> relief from their troubles, among their friends and brethren in these counties; but it was of short duration. After the abandonment of and the flight of the Mormons from Carroll County, one addressed the mob, and advised them to take their cannon and march to the County of and drive the Mormons also from that County and seize upon their lands and property, <​saying​> by way of encouragement; that “the Mormons could get no benefit of the law, as they had recently seen that no attention had been paid to their applications for protection”. They then commenced their march from Carroll to with their Cannon. On their way they seized two mormons, made them ride on the cannon, and taunted them as they went along with their threats, “that they were going to drive the mormons from to , and from to Hell; and that they should find no quarter but at the cannon’s mouth”. The mob at this <​time​> was reported to number about 400 strong. The Mormons in their distresses, in pursuance of the laws of , made application to , the circuit Judge of that circuit, for protection; and for the aid of the officers of the law to protect the Magistracy in the performance of their duty. as they have been informed and believe [p. 16]
to an infant just before the flight commenced died on the road, and was buried without a coffin. Many others were sick, from starvation and fatigue, and being deprived of medical aid and sustenance, died upon the road. The remnant of this little band of sufferers arrived in and counties at length, and found temporary relief from their troubles, among their friends and brethren in these counties; but it was of short duration. After the abandonment of and the flight of the Mormons from Carroll County, one addressed the mob, and advised them to take their cannon and march to the County of and drive the Mormons also from that County and seize upon their lands and property, saying by way of encouragement; that “the Mormons could get no benefit of the law, as they had recently seen that no attention had been paid to their applications for protection”. They then commenced their march from Carroll to with their Cannon. On their way they seized two mormons, made them ride on the cannon, and taunted them as they went along with their threats, “that they were going to drive the mormons from to , and from to Hell; and that they should find no quarter but at the cannon’s mouth”. The mob at this time was reported to number about 400 strong. The Mormons in their distresses, in pursuance of the laws of , made application to , the circuit Judge of that circuit, for protection; and for the aid of the officers of the law to protect the Magistracy in the performance of their duty. as they have been informed and believe [p. 16]
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