Military Order to Jonathan Dunham, 17 June 1844–A, Willard Richards Copy

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Head Quarters
June 17th. 1844,)—
To Major Gen in command)
Complaint having been made on oath that a mob is preparing to make an attack upon this , and citizens of , and having directed the to keep the peace, you are hereby commanded to order the Nauvoo Legion to be in readiness to assist the said in keeping the peace, and doing whatever may be necessary to preserve the dignity of the and .
(signed) Joseph Smith
Liut Gen N. L. [p. [1]]
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