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Order to Destroy Nauvoo Expositor Press

10 June 1844

Nauvoo City Council met and continued discussing the Nauvoo Expositor. Council passed ordinance against libel, declared the Nauvoo Expositor and its press a public nuisance, and ordered JS to remove them. JS ordered city marshal to abate nuisance by destroying press and copies of newspaper found in printing office, which was carried out. That evening, JS delivered discourse to those who carried out destruction and approved of their actions, Nauvoo, Illinois.