Mayor’s Order to Nauvoo City Marshal, 18 June 1844

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Mayor’s office)
City of )
June 18, 1844.)
Pro[c]lamation.
From <​the​> news papers <​that​> around us and the current reports as brought in from the surro[u]nding country I have good reason to fear that a mob is organizing to come upon this and plunder and destroy <​said ​> as well as murder the citizens, and by virtue of the authority vested in as mayor, and to preser[v]e the and lives of the citizens, I do hereby declare the said within the limits of its incorporation, under martial law: The officers therefore of the , the police, as well as all others will strictly see that no persons or property pass in or out of the without due orders
Joseph Smith
Mayor
By )
Clerk) [p. [1]]
Mayor’s office)
City of )
June 18, 1844.)
Proclamation.
From the news papers that around us and the current reports as brought in from the surrounding country I have good reason to fear that a mob is organizing to come upon this and plunder and destroy said as well as murder the citizens, and by virtue of the authority vested in as mayor, and to preserve the and lives of the citizens, I do hereby declare the said within the limits of its incorporation, under martial law: The officers therefore of the , the police, as well as all others will strictly see that no persons or property pass in or out of the without due orders
Joseph Smith
Mayor
By )
Clerk) [p. [1]]
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