Mayor’s Order to Nauvoo City Marshal, 10 June 1844

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Resolved by the City Council of the City of that the printing establishment from whence issues the “Nauvoo Expositor” is a public Nuisance and also all of said Nauvoo Expositors which may be, or exist in said establishment, and the Mayor is instructed to cause said printing establishment and papers to be removed without delay, in such manner as he shall direct
Pres— Pro Tem
Passed June 10— 1844)
Recorder)
 
State of Illinois)
City of )
To the of said Greeting
You are hereby commanded to destroy the printing establishment press from whence issues the Nauvoo Expositor, and pie the Type of said printing establishment in the streets and burn all the Expositors and libellous hand bills found in said establishment. and if resistance is offered to your execution of this order by the owners or others, demolish the house and if any one threatens you or the Mayor or the officers of the , arrest those who threaten you, and fail not to execute this order without delay, and write and return hereon
By order of the city council
Joseph Smith
Mayor
(Mayors office)
( June 10th. 1844. [p. [1]]
Resolved by the City Council of the City of that the printing establishment from whence issues the “Nauvoo Expositor” is a public Nuisance and also all of said Nauvoo Expositors which may be, or exist in said establishment, and the Mayor is instructed to cause said printing establishment and papers to be removed without delay, in such manner as he shall direct
Pres— Pro Tem
Passed June 10— 1844)
Recorder)
 
State of Illinois)
City of )
To the of said Greeting
You are hereby commanded to destroy the printing press from whence issues the Nauvoo Expositor, and pie the Type of said printing establishment in the streets and burn all the Expositors and libellous hand bills found in said establishment. and if resistance is offered to your execution of this order by the owners or others, demolish the house and if any one threatens you or the Mayor or the officers of the , arrest those who threaten you, and fail not to execute this order without delay, and write and return hereon
By order of the city council
Joseph Smith
Mayor
(Mayors office)
( June 10th. 1844. [p. [1]]
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