History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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The foregoing letter enclosed the following order. “
“City of Jefferson, June 4th. 1834”
, Lieut Colonel Commandant of the 33d Regiment
Sir, On the Second day of last May I issued an or der to to deliver the fifty two guns and  one pistol which you received from the Mormons on  the fifth day of November last, and reported to  him on the third day of the succeeding december,  to , , ,  and , or their order. On the 24th ul timo, wrote and informed me that  he had resigned his commission and left the Coun ty of . You, as commandant of said  Regiment are therefore commanded to collect the  said arms, if they are not already in your posses sion, and deliver them to the aforesaid gentlemen  or their order. Respectfully, , Com. in Chf.”

10 June 1834 • Tuesday

The day following wrote the following,
10th June. 1834”
“Mr ;
Sir, Deeply impressed with a desire to do all in my  power to settle or allay the disturbances between the “Mormons”  and the citizens of . I have concluded  that it might have some tendency to effectuate this object  by having the mormons called together at next  monday, and there explaining to them my notions, and  views of their present situation, and of the circumstances  attendant. I therefore request you, Sir, to use all  your influences with your brethren, to get them to meet  me on next monday in . I much fear and  dread the consequences that are yet to ensue, unless I  should suceed in my wishes to restore peace. It is the  duty of all good men to use all proper and laudable  means to establish peace. I expect a deputation of  some of the most respectable citizens of  will meet me on monday next at . I call  upon you in the name of humanity, therefore to leave  no efforts untried to collect your brethren at as  requested. Should my efforts to make peace fail of suc cess, there can at least be no wrong, or, Sir, in the attempt [p. 489]
The foregoing letter enclosed the following order. “
“City of Jefferson, June 4th. 1834”
, Lieut Colonel Commandant of the 33d Regiment
Sir, On the Second day of last May I issued an order to to deliver the fifty two guns and one pistol which you received from the Mormons on the fifth day of November last, and reported to him on the third day of the succeeding december, to , , , and , or their order. On the 24th ultimo, wrote and informed me that he had resigned his commission and left the County of . You, as commandant of said Regiment are therefore commanded to collect the said arms, if they are not already in your possession, and deliver them to the aforesaid gentlemen or their order. Respectfully, , Com. in Chf.”

10 June 1834 • Tuesday

The day following wrote the following,
10th June. 1834”
“Mr ;
Sir, Deeply impressed with a desire to do all in my power to settle or allay the disturbances between the “Mormons” and the citizens of . I have concluded that it might have some tendency to effectuate this object by having the mormons called together at next monday, and there explaining to them my notions, and views of their present situation, and of the circumstances attendant. I therefore request you, Sir, to use all your influences with your brethren, to get them to meet me on next monday in . I much fear and dread the consequences that are yet to ensue, unless I should suceed in my wishes to restore peace. It is the duty of all good men to use all proper and laudable means to establish peace. I expect a deputation of some of the most respectable citizens of will meet me on monday next at . I call upon you in the name of humanity, therefore to leave no efforts untried to collect your brethren at as requested. Should my efforts to make peace fail of success, there can at least be no wrong, Sir, in the attempt [p. 489]
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