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

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and , were in command [of] the militia <​them​>, as it was part of their brigades that was ordered out. The first knowledge that the people of or had of any <​the​> mob’s coming against them, was the arival of a body of troops under the comm[a]nd of Col Dun of in ; as the people of , had no knowledge of any troops designing to come into the place their appearance caused some excitement. Both the military and civil officers, immediately, met them, and inquired into the cause of their sudden appearance in <​the place​> without giving notice. Their commander gave for answer answer, “that they had been ordered out by , to repair to , to opperate against a mob, which was on its march from Carrill county to in order to; This was on the first day of the week. I have not the precise date, but it was in October. The evening following, which was monday, arived in “. In consequence of these hostile movements on the part of the mob, the people of had assembled together, to take such measures as the emergency of the case might require.
After the arival of , the authorities made inquiry of him concerning the matter and the opperations of the mob. He stated “that the mob had gone from Carrill county with their cannon, for the express purpose of driving the saints from , and that he was [p. 28[a]]
and , were in command [of] them, as it was part of their brigades that was ordered out. The first knowledge that the people of or had of the mob’s coming against them, was the arival of a body of troops under the command of Col Dun of in ; as the people of , had no knowledge of any troops designing to come into the place their appearance caused some excitement. Both the military and civil officers, immediately, met them, and inquired into the cause of their sudden appearance in the place without giving notice. Their commander gave for answer, “that they had been ordered out by , to repair to , to opperate against a mob, which was on its march from Carrill county to ; This was on the first day of the week. I have not the precise date, but it was in October. The evening following, which was monday, arived in “. In consequence of these hostile movements on the part of the mob, the people of had assembled together, to take such measures as the emergency of the case might require.
After the arival of , the authorities made inquiry of him concerning the matter and the opperations of the mob. He stated “that the mob had gone from Carrill county with their cannon, for the express purpose of driving the saints from , and that he was [p. 28[a]]
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