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

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less measures demurred. He told them “that there was not one of them in the least degree acquainted with the military law, and understood nothing about court martials, and for his part if that were a going to be [the] course they were going to persue, his hand should be clear of it,” and he forthwith ordered his bregade to strike prepare, and he marched them off. This deterred the others, seeing was the only layer lawyer in their number. We presume they would have carried their designs into effect, had it not been for ’s leaving them. We had this account from the lips of himself.
Our families had been apprised of thier intention, and were waiting in that awfull suspence waiting the arival of the fatal hour, However, they changed their purpose, and it was decreed that we should be carried to [illegible] the the property holders that could be got hold of were brought together and com [p. 37[a]]
less measures demurred. He told them “that there was not one of them in the least degree acquainted with the military law, and understood nothing about court martials, and for his part if that were a going to be [the] course they were going to persue, his hand should be clear of it,” and he forthwith ordered his bregade to prepare, and he marched them off. This deterred the others, seeing was the only lawyer in their number. We presume they would have carried their designs into effect, had it not been for ’s leaving them. We had this account from the lips of himself.
Our families had been apprised of thier intention, and were waiting in awfull suspence the arival of the fatal hour, However, they changed their purpose, and it was decreed that we should be carried to [p. 37[a]]
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