Letter to Thomas Ford, 14 June 1844

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(see adenda, to Nauvoo charter from the charter, Sec 7) and all the best authorities on the subject, (see Blackstone III, 5. and n. &c &c);
The city council decided that it was necessary for the “peace, benefit, good order, and regulations” of said . “and for the protection of property” and for “the happiness and prosperity of the citizens of ” that said Expositor should be removed; and, declaring said Expositor a nuisance, ordered the Mayor— to cause them to be removed without delay, which order was committed to the Marshall, by due process, and by him executed the same day by removing the paper, press, and fixtures into the streets, and burning the same, all which was done without riot, noise, tumult, or confusion, as has already be[en] proved before the municipality of the , and the particulars of the whole transactions may be expected in our next “Nauvoo Neighbor.”
I send you this hasty sketch that your may be aware of the lying reports that are now being circulated by our enemies,— that there has been a “mob at ” “and blood and thunderand “swearing that two men were killed” &c &c as we hear from abroad,— are false,— false as Satan himself could invest [invent], and that nothing has been transacted here but what has been in perfect accordance with the strictest principles of law and good [p. [2]]
(see adenda, to Nauvoo charter from the charter, Sec 7) and all the best authorities on the subject, (see Blackstone III, 5. and n. &c &c);
The city council decided that it was necessary for the “peace, benefit, good order, and regulations” of said . “and for the protection of property” and for “the happiness and prosperity of the citizens of ” that said Expositor should be removed; and, declaring said Expositor a nuisance, ordered the Mayor— to cause them to be removed without delay, which order was committed to the Marshall, by due process, and by him executed the same day by removing the paper, press, and fixtures into the streets, and burning the same, all which was done without riot, noise, tumult, or confusion, as has already been proved before the municipality of the , and the particulars of the whole transaction may be expected in our next “Nauvoo Neighbor.”
I send you this hasty sketch that your may be aware of the lying reports that are now being circulated by our enemies,— that there has been a “mob at ” “and blood and thunder” and “swearing that two men were killed” &c &c as we hear from abroad,— are false,— false as Satan himself could invest [invent], and that nothing has been transacted here but what has been in perfect accordance with the strictest principles of law and good [p. [2]]
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