Minute Book 2

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Memorial of Citizens of Caldwell County, Missouri • 10 December 1838

Note by the . It was thought proper to insert  the following memmorial, of the citizens of ,  Missiouri, in this place, as it contains a Synopsis of our  unparalleled suffering and the persecution which was waged  against us, by the authorities, as well as the citizens , of The memmorial was not granted by the Legislature,  therefore, it will also show the reason why we have come  to this place. ( January 30th 1843. , Recorder)
“To the Honorable Legislature of the State of , in Senate and house of Representatives, convened.—
We the undersigned petitioners, inhabitants of Missouri, in consequence of the late calamity that  has come upon us, taken in connxion [connection] with former afflictions  feel it is a duty we owe to ourselves and our country, to lay  our case before your Honorable Body for consideration.
It is a well known fact, that a Society of our people  commenced settling in , Missouri, in the  summer of 1833, where they according to their ability purchased  lands and settled upon them, with the intention and expectation of  becoming permanent citizens in common with others.
Soon after the settlement began, persecution began,  and as the society increased, persecution <also> increased; untill the  society at last was compelled to leave the . And  others although an account of these persecutions has been published to  the world, yet we feel that it will not be improper to notice a few  of the most prominent items in this memmorial.
On the 30th day of July 1833 A mob convened at  a committee of which called upon a few of the leading men of  our Church there, and stated to them, that the , , and indeed all other machanick shops, must be  closed forthwith; and the society leave the immediately;  these propositions were so unexpected, that a certain time was  <asked> [p. 163]
Closed in benediction by
, Clerk

Memorial of Citizens of Caldwell County, Missouri • 10 December 1838

Note by the . It was thought proper to insert the following memmorial, of the citizens of , Missiouri, in this place, as it contains a Synopsis of our unparalleled suffering and the persecution which was waged against us, by the authorities, as well as the citizens , of The memmorial was not granted by the Legislature, therefore, it will also show the reason why we have come to this place. ( January 30th 1843. , Recorder)
“To the Honorable Legislature of the State of , in Senate and house of Representatives, convened.—
We the undersigned petitioners, inhabitants of Missouri, in consequence of the late calamity that has come upon us, taken in connxion [connection] with former afflictions feel it is a duty we owe to ourselves and our country, to lay our case before your Honorable Body for consideration.
It is a well known fact, that a Society of our people commenced settling in , Missouri, in the summer of 1833, where they according to their ability purchased lands and settled upon them, with the intention and expectation of becoming permanent citizens in common with others.
Soon after the settlement began, persecution began, and as the society increased, persecution also increased; untill the society at last was compelled to leave the . And although an account of these persecutions has been published to the world, yet we feel that it will not be improper to notice a few of the most prominent items in this memmorial.
On the 30th day of July 1833 A mob convened at a committee of which called upon a few of the leading men of our Church there, and stated to them, that the , , and indeed all other machanick shops, must be closed forthwith; and the society leave the immediately; these propositions were so unexpected, that a certain time was asked [p. 163]
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