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

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application of such state, or of the Executive, (when the legislature cannot be convened,) to call forth such number of the militia, as he may judge sufficient to suppress such insurrection.
“But this state of things does not exist in , or if it does, the fact is not shewn in the mode pointed out by law. T<​he​> President cannot call out a military force to aid in the execution of the State laws, until the proper requisition is made upon him by the constituted authorities.
“Very respectfully Your most Obt. Servant.
(Signed) .”
Messrs. . , and others,”
, Clay county, Missouri” [HC 1:493]
“City of Jefferson May 2d, 1834,”
“To Messrs and others,
“Gentlemen, Yours of the 24th ult is before me, in reply to which [I] can inform you that becoming impatient at the delay of the court of Inquiry in making their report in the case of ; on the 11th. ult I wrote to Genl. Thompson for the reasons of such delay; last night I received his reply, and with it the report of the court of Enquiry, from the tenor of which, I find no difficulty in deciding that the arms your people were required to surrender on the 5th. of last November, should be returned; and have issued an order to to deliver them to you or your order, which order is here inclosed.
“Respectfully, your Obt Servt., (Signed)
The following is the order referred to above.
“City of Jefferson, May 2d., 1834,”
“To , Col 33rd. Regiment
“Sir, The court ordered to enquire into the conduct of , in the movement he made on the 5th. November last, report is it as their unanimous opinion that there was no insurrection on that day, and that was not authorized to call out his troops on the 5th November 1833. It was then unnecessary to require the mormons to give up their [p. 476]
application of such state, or of the Executive, (when the legislature cannot be convened,) to call forth such number of the militia, as he may judge sufficient to suppress such insurrection.
“But this state of things does not exist in , or if it does, the fact is not shewn in the mode pointed out by law. The President cannot call out a military force to aid in the execution of the State laws, until the proper requisition is made upon him by the constituted authorities.
“Very respectfully Your most Obt. Servant.
(Signed) .”
Messrs. . , and others,”
, Clay county, Missouri” [HC 1:493]
“City of Jefferson May 2d, 1834,”
“To Messrs and others,
“Gentlemen, Yours of the 24th ult is before me, in reply to which [I] can inform you that becoming impatient at the delay of the court of Inquiry in making their report in the case of ; on the 11th. ult I wrote to Genl. Thompson for the reasons of such delay; last night I received his reply, and with it the report of the court of Enquiry, from the tenor of which, I find no difficulty in deciding that the arms your people were required to surrender on the 5th. of last November, should be returned; and have issued an order to to deliver them to you or your order, which order is here inclosed.
“Respectfully, your Obt Servt., (Signed)
The following is the order referred to above.
“City of Jefferson, May 2d., 1834,”
“To , Col 33rd. Regiment
“Sir, The court ordered to enquire into the conduct of , in the movement he made on the 5th. November last, report it as their unanimous opinion that there was no insurrection on that day, and that was not authorized to call out his troops on the 5th November 1833. It was then unnecessary to require the mormons to give up their [p. 476]
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