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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

To the publick
In presenting the following narative to the Amarican people it was the intention of the authur

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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to present facts and only facts. He does not pretend to be personally aiquainted with, all the things written in the following account nor with but few of them except those which took place from the 4th of April 1838 but he has doccuments on hands from those who were eye witnesses to the whole scene from the commencement in Jackson county

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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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 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.
The authur was induced to undertake this work on account of the many inquries which were making and [p. [0[a]]]

Sidney Rigdon handwriting begins.  


To the publick
In presenting the following nara tive to the Amarican people it was  the intention of the authur

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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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

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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 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

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, JS, et al., Petition Draft (“To the Publick”), ca. Sept. 1838–ca. Oct. 1839; handwriting of Sidney Rigdon

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, and two unidentified scribes; sixty-four leaves, forty-nine pages of text with fifteen blank pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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