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Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

inflamed and the Mob began to collect from all quarters and in large numbers with Pretensions of assisting the Sheriff to serve the process. And here let it be observed in passing that Adam Blact

11 Sept. 1801–14 July 1890. Farmer, sheriff, justice of the peace, judge. Born at Henderson Co., Kentucky. Son of William Black and Jane Wilson. Moved near Booneville, Copper Co., Missouri Territory, and then to Ray Co., Missouri Territory, 1819. Elected ...

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had sold the improvement and Preemption Claim on which he then resided to the Mormons, recieved his pay for the same and that through his instrumentality the Mormons were driven off and he now retains both their money and the improvement. As soon as the above reports reached the ears of the said Smith & White

9 May 1796–31 Mar. 1858. Farmer. Born at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. Served in War of 1812. Married Harriet Benton, 5 Jan. 1823, at Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York. Moved to Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, ...

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they determined immediately upon the course they ought to persue, which was to submit to the lawes. They both surrendered themselves up to Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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, underwent a trial and in the abscence of all sufficient they were discharged; They hoped that this voluntary submission of theirs to the law and their triumphant vindication of the charge would allay the excitement of the Community, But not so— The long desired opportunity had arrived, when the oppression & extermination of the Mormons, might be made to assume the form of legal proceeding, The Mob that had assembled with the pretended purpose of assisting the officers in the execution of process did not disperse upon the acquital of Smith & White

9 May 1796–31 Mar. 1858. Farmer. Born at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. Served in War of 1812. Married Harriet Benton, 5 Jan. 1823, at Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York. Moved to Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, ...

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inflamed and the Citizens <Mob> began  to collect from all quarters and in large  numbers with Pretensions the ostensible object  of assisting the Sheriff to serve the process.  And here let it be observed in passing  that Adam Blact

11 Sept. 1801–14 July 1890. Farmer, sheriff, justice of the peace, judge. Born at Henderson Co., Kentucky. Son of William Black and Jane Wilson. Moved near Booneville, Copper Co., Missouri Territory, and then to Ray Co., Missouri Territory, 1819. Elected ...

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had sold the im provement and Pr[e]emption Claim  on which he then resided to the  Mormons, recieved his pay for the same  and that through his instrumentality  the Mormons were driven off and  <he> now retains both their mon[e]y and the  improvement. As soon as the above reports  reached the ears of the said Smith & White

9 May 1796–31 Mar. 1858. Farmer. Born at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. Served in War of 1812. Married Harriet Benton, 5 Jan. 1823, at Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York. Moved to Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, ...

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 they determined immediately upon the cou[r]se  they ough[t] to persue, which was to submit that  submit to the lawes. They might <both> surrendered  themselves up to Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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, underwent  a trial and in the abscence of all suf ficient they were discharged; The[y] hoped  that this voluntary submission of theirs to  they law and their triumphant <vindication> of the charge  would allay the excitement of the Community,  But not so— The long desired opportunity  had arrived, when the oppression & extermination  of the Mormons, might be made to assume  the form of legal proceeding, The Mob that  had assembled with the pretended  purpose of assisting the officers in the  execution of process did not disperse  upon the acquital of Smith & White

9 May 1796–31 Mar. 1858. Farmer. Born at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. Served in War of 1812. Married Harriet Benton, 5 Jan. 1823, at Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York. Moved to Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, ...

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, to United States Congress, Washington DC, ca. 29 Nov. 1839; handwriting of Elias Higbee with corrections by Thomas Bullock and probably Robert D. Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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; 35 pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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