Memorial to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, circa 16 December 1843–12 February 1844, Draft
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , JS, , and , Draft of Memorial, , Hancock Co., IL, to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, , 21 Dec. 1843; handwriting of , , and ; docket in handwriting of ; twenty-four pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
to protect the said exiles from mob violence, <and> <shield them> in their rights:—
Sec 1 Be it ordained by the senate and House of Representatives of the — in Congress assembled that all the rights powers privileges and immutiy belonging to territories <and not repugnant to constitution of the > are hereby granted and secured to the inhabitants of the City of according to the provisions of the <aforesaid> charter <and this ordinance> till the state of restores them to their lands, and rights, and remunerates them for property <taken> and <all> losses sustained.
Sec 2 And be it further ordained, thus, to effect said object, and for the benefit, peace, security, happiness, convenience, and happiness <prosperity> of the said City of <and for the honor of our > the Mayor of said , with the consent of the president of the , be and he is hereby empowered, to call to his aid, in connection with the , a sufficeint number of the forces, to suppress whatever mob or mobs that may illegally congregate to disturbed the peace and prosperity <of said > and <or> again drive thesaid <the> inhabitants from their homes and property; and <also> to <preserve> keep the <power and> dignity of the union. [p. ]