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Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

Having done this they rested in quiet for some time hoping that their efforts would produce the desired effect.
Their supprise can under these curcumstances be easily immagined when a short time after they learned that said Black

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 gone before Judge [Austin A.] 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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and made oath that he was forced to sign the instrument, by armed Mormons, and procured a warrant for the arrest of Jos Smith jr. & Lyman White [Wight]

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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, which was placed in the hands of the Sheriff It was also reported that the said individuals had refused to surrender themselves and that an armed force was collecting to come and take them, Your memorialists aver that the Sheriff had never made any efforts to serve the writ, and that the said Smith and 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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so far from making any resistance, did not know that such a writ had been issued until they learned it first by report as above related. In the meantime the rumor had run over the whole country that the Mormons, were compelling individuals to sign certain Instruments in writing. that they were resisting the process of the Law, The public mind became much [p. 15]
Having done this they rested in quiet  for some time hoping that their efforts  would produce the desired effect.
Their supprise can under these curcum stances be easily immagined when a  short time after they learned that said  Black

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 gone before Judge [Austin A.] 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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 and made oath that he was forced  to sign the instrument, by armed  Mormons, and procured a warrant  for the arrest of Jos Smith jr. & Lyman  White [Wight]

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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, which was placed in the hands  of the Sheriff It was also reported that  the said individuals had refused  to surrender themselves and that an  armed force was collecting to come  and take them, Your memorialists  aver that the Sheriff had never made  any efforts to serve the writ, and that  the said Smith and 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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so far from  making any resistance, did not know  that such a writ had been issued  until they learned <it> first by report as above  related. In the meantime the rumor  had run over the whole country that  the Mormons, were compelling individ uals to sign certain Instruments in writing.  that they were resisting the process of the  Law, The public mind became much [p. 15]
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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

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

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