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

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  • Historical Introduction
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mob had in , and purchases were making of their lands and crops every day, and payment made, untill there was some twenty five thousand dollars worth of property bought from the mob, in improvements and crops. While these opperations were going on, the mob would occasionally boast, that when whey had gotten payment for their lands and crops (the land conssted in preemption rights, as the land in that part of the had not come as yet into market they would rise up and drive the saints out, and keep both their lands and crops. They also sold a large quantity of hogs, some cattle and sheep, and other property. These threatnings were making continually, but the saints supposed that it was only did not however intertain any great fears of their doing so, but the sequel will shew that their threats were real.
While the mob was was opperating thus in , there were scattering families in other counties which had to suffer violence also, at the hand of their neighbours. In a family by the name of Lathrop who lived on a farm which they had purchased from a a man by the name of Wilde James weldon, was attacted, Mr Lathrop was driven from home, his wife and some of his family were sick, after he was driven away, one of his children died and his wife was there alone, and laying very sick, and there was twenty five or thirty armed men around the house threatning her husbands life if he attempted to come home. In this situation Mrs Lathrop lay [p. [22[b]]]
mob had in , and purchases were making of their lands and crops every day, and payment made, untill there was some twenty five thousand dollars worth of property bought from the mob, in improvements and crops. While these opperations were going on, the mob would occasionally boast, that when whey had gotten payment for their lands and crops (the land conssted in preemption rights, as the land in that part of the had not come as yet into market they would rise up and drive the saints out, and keep both their lands and crops. They also sold a large quantity of hogs, some cattle and sheep, and other property. These threatnings were making continually, but the saints did not however intertain any great fears of their doing so, but the sequel will shew that their threats were real.
While the mob was was opperating thus in , there were scattering families in other counties which had to suffer violence also, at the hand of their neighbours. In a family by the name of Lathrop who lived on a farm which they had purchased from a a man by the name of James weldon, was attacted, Mr Lathrop was driven from home, his wife and some of his family were sick, after he was driven away, one of his children died and his wife was there alone, and laying very sick, and there was twenty five or thirty armed men around the house threatning her husbands life if he attempted to come home. In this situation Mrs Lathrop lay [p. [22[b]]]
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