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

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  • Historical Introduction
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at my hand that , a major general and one from whom we ougt had a right to expect better thing things was a principle acter in this foul business. He is a lawyer. has been a member of the <​state​> legislator of the and held many publick offices in the and aught to have been a man of integrity. But when he was weighed in the ballance he was found wanting. who was who was also a lawyer and ’s companion, was as deeply concerned in these matters as but from his exceeding vulgar and lowbred habits which is discoverable by a very slight acquaintance little else could be expected from him. But it might have been expected that would stand upon his honor. and that he was a high minded man. but his conduct has forced a beleif of a very different kind. There were a number of other lawyers partners in these matters such as . but from small sources we expect but small streams and from men of small minds we never expect to see great things. These creatures being of the lowest rank of mankind we would expect that their conduct would be in accordance with their true charactor character. It would take a volume to give an account of all the ignorant vulgar abusive and intolerent saying and doings of these ignorant and corrupt lawyers. Their speechifyings [p. [21[b]]]
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