History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 26> Citizens of , in this State, for protection, and to be restored to their homes and property: with intelligence that the Mormons, with an armed force, have expelled the Inhabitants of that from their homes, have pillaged and burnt their dwellings, driven off their Stock, and were destroying their crops. That they (the Mormons) have burnt to ashes the towns of and Mill Port in said ; the former being the County seat of said , including the Clerk’s Office, and all the public records of the , and that there is not now a civil officer within said . The Commander in Chief therefore orders, that there be raised the 1st. 4th. 5th. 6th. and 12th. Divisions of the Militia of this State, four hundred men each; to be mounted and armed as infantry or riflemen, each man to furnish himself with at least fifty rounds of ammunition and at least fifteen days provisions. The troops from the 1st. 5th. 6th. and 12th. will rendezvous at Fayette, in Howard County, on Saturday, the 3rd. day of next month, (November) at which point they will receive further instructions as to their line of March. You will therefore cause to be raised, the quota of men required of your Division (four hundred men) without delay, either by volunteers or drafts, and rendezvous at Fayette, in Howard County, on Saturday the 3rd. day of next month, (November) and there join the troops from the 5th. 6th. and 12th. Divisions. The Troops from the 4th. Division will join you at , in — You will cause the Troops raised in your Division to be formed into Companies according to law, and placed under officers already in commission. If volunteer companies are raised they shall elect their own officers. The preference should always be given to volunteer companies already organized and commissioned. You will also detail the necessary field and staff officers. For the convenience of transporting the camp equippage, pro[HC 3:173]visions and hospital stores for the troops under your command, you are authorized to employ two or three baggage waggons— By order of the Commander in Chief— B. M. Lisle— Adj. Gen”
<’s letter> “To all people that are or may be interested— I of , Geauga County & State of Ohio— feeling the importance of recommending to remembrance every worthy citizen who has by their conduct commended themselves to personal acquaintances by their course of strict integrity, and desire for truth and common justice, feel it my duty to state that ’s management in the arrangement of the unfinished business of people that have moved to the , in redeeming their pledges and thereby sustaining their integrity, has been truly— praiseworthy, and has entitled him to my highest esteem, and ever grateful recollection. Octr. 26. 1838”
27 October 1838 • Saturday
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“To all whom it may Concern— This may certify that during the year of Eighteen hundred and thirty seven I had dealings with messrs. Joseph Smith Jr. and together with other Members of the Society, to the amount of about three thousand dollars and during the Spring of Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight I have received my pay in full of Col. to my satisfaction, and I would here remark that it is due Messrs. Smith & & the society generally to say that they have ever dealt honorable and fair with me, and I have received as good treatment from them, as I have received from any other Society in this Vicinity: And so far as I have been correctly informed, and made known of their business transactions generally they have so far as I can judge been honorable and honest, and have made every exertion to arrange & settle their affairs; & I would further state that the closing up of my business with said Society has been with their Agent appointed by them for that purpose; and I consider it highly due, from me, here to state that he has acted truly and honestly with me in all his businesss with me, and has accomplished more than I could have reasonably expected. And I have also been made [p. 841]
October 26 Citizens of , in this State, for protection, and to be restored to their homes and property: with intelligence that the Mormons, with an armed force, have expelled the Inhabitants of that from their homes, have pillaged and burnt their dwellings, driven off their Stock, and were destroying their crops. That they (the Mormons) have burnt to ashes the towns of and Mill Port in said ; the former being the County seat of said , including the Clerk’s Office, and all the public records of the , and that there is not now a civil officer within said . The Commander in Chief therefore orders, that there be raised the 1st. 4th. 5th. 6th. and 12th. Divisions of the Militia of this State, four hundred men each; to be mounted and armed as infantry or riflemen, each man to furnish himself with at least fifty rounds of ammunition and at least fifteen days provisions. The troops from the 1st. 5th. 6th. and 12th. will rendezvous at Fayette, in Howard County, on Saturday, the 3rd. day of next month, (November) at which point they will receive further instructions as to their line of March. You will therefore cause to be raised, the quota of men required of your Division (four hundred men) without delay, either by volunteers or drafts, and rendezvous at Fayette, in Howard County, on Saturday the 3rd. day of next month, (November) and there join the troops from the 5th. 6th. and 12th. Divisions. The Troops from the 4th. Division will join you at , in — You will cause the Troops raised in your Division to be formed into Companies according to law, and placed under officers already in commission. If volunteer companies are raised they shall elect their own officers. The preference should always be given to volunteer companies already organized and commissioned. You will also detail the necessary field and staff officers. For the convenience of transporting the camp equippage, pro[HC 3:173]visions and hospital stores for the troops under your command, you are authorized to employ two or three baggage waggons— By order of the Commander in Chief— B. M. Lisle— Adj. Gen”
’s letter “To all people that are or may be interested— I of , Geauga County & State of Ohio— feeling the importance of recommending to remembrance every worthy citizen who has by their conduct commended themselves to personal acquaintances by their course of strict integrity, and desire for truth and common justice, feel it my duty to state that ’s management in the arrangement of the unfinished business of people that have moved to the , in redeeming their pledges and thereby sustaining their integrity, has been truly— praiseworthy, and has entitled him to my highest esteem, and ever grateful recollection. Octr. 26. 1838”
27 October 1838 • Saturday
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“To all whom it may Concern— This may certify that during the year of Eighteen hundred and thirty seven I had dealings with messrs. Joseph Smith Jr. and together with other Members of the Society, to the amount of about three thousand dollars and during the Spring of Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight I have received my pay in full of Col. to my satisfaction, and I would here remark that it is due Messrs. Smith & & the society generally to say that they have ever dealt honorable and fair with me, and I have received as good treatment from them, as I have received from any other Society in this Vicinity: And so far as I have been correctly informed, and made known of their business transactions generally they have so far as I can judge been honorable and honest, and have made every exertion to arrange & settle their affairs; & I would further state that the closing up of my business with said Society has been with their Agent appointed by them for that purpose; and I consider it highly due, from me, here to state that he has acted truly and honestly with me in all his businesss with me, and has accomplished more than I could have reasonably expected. And I have also been made [p. 841]
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