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

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

Sidney Rigdon handwriting begins.  

 
To the publick
In presenting the following nara tive to the Amarican people it was  the intention of the authur of the authur  to present facts and only facts. He  does not pretend to be personally aiquai nted <with>, all the things written in the follow ing account nor with but few of them  only with <except> those which took place between <from>  the 4th of April 1838 but he has docc uments on hands from those who were  eye witnesses to the whole scene from  the commencement in Jackson county  untill the close.
From these doccuments the greater  part of which has been attested under <oath>  and the remainder will be as soon as  the writers are called on for it, so that  the publick may rely on its truth. It is  only an abridgement extract from the  those doccuments and a limitted one  too if all the account had but details  in full it would have made this a  large volume.
A The authur was induced  to undertake this <work> on account of the  many inquries which were making and [p. [0[a]]]
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Sidney Rigdon, JS, et al., Petition Draft (“To the Publick”), ca. Sept. 1838–ca. Oct. 1839; handwriting of Sidney Rigdon, Elias Higbee, George W. Robinson, David Lewis, and two unidentified scribes; sixty-four leaves, forty-nine pages of text with fifteen blank pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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