, Affidavit, before Archibald McKinney, Henry Co., Iowa Territory, 24 June 1844; unidentified handwriting; certified by Archibald McKinney and Ephraim Killpatrick; dockets in handwriting of and ; one page; JS Office Papers, CHL.
Territory of Iowa)
Henry County, Sct.)
Dr Being duly Sworn deposeth & Sayeth that on the 10th. of June he in company with two others went on the h<i>ll in the city of and in the neighborhood of the Printing press of the “Nauvoo Expositor” when a company of men approached headed by the of the city ,— some armed, but not many— after marching in front of the The demanded the keys of the Office in behalf of the Mayore and Municipal Court of to destroy the press, type and appurtenances of Said press and burn them in the Street. Mr Higbee replied in behalf of the whole of the Editors of said newspaper that he whould not give up the key— that he set the court and at defiance and should hold them and the responsible for their acts in the affair.— Accordanly order was give to an officer of the company to forcibly take from the building the press and destroyed at according to order— It was done without any noise or confusion, shouting or rioitous procedings and further deponent saith not
Sworn to & Subscribed before me this 24th day of June 1844—
A[rchibald] McKinney J. P.
Territory of Henry County Sct
I Ephraim Killpatrick Clerk of the District Court of said County do hereby Certify that Archibald McKinney Esq whose signature appears to the above Certificate of affidavit, was at the date thereof an acting Justice of the peace in & for said County duly Elected & qualified & that full faith & Credit are due to all his official attestations as well in Courts of Justice as elsewhere
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & official Seal the 24th day of June A. D. 1844
E. Killpatrick Clerk of the District Court Henry Co Iowa