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Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

Joseph’s Bill of Damage vs. Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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June 4 1839
Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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June 4th 1839
Bill of Damages against the state of Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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An account of the sufferings & losses sustained therein.
March 16.th 1838 I with my family arrived in Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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Caldwell County after a Journey of one thousand miles being weeks on my Journey enduring great affliction in consequence of persecution &c and expending about two or 3 hundred dollars. Soon after my arrival at that place I was informed that a number of men living in Daviess County

Area in northwest Missouri settled by European Americans, 1830. Sparsely inhabited until 1838. Created from Ray Co., Dec. 1836, in attempt to resolve conflicts related to Mormon settlement in that region. County is transected diagonally from northwest to ...

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(on the Grindstone Forks) had offered the sum of one thousand dollars for my scalp, persons to whom I was an entire stranger & of whom I had no knowledge of In order to attain their end the roads were frequently way laid for &c at one time in particular when watering my horse in Shoal Creek

Stream that flows eastward for about forty-five miles from east central Clinton Co. through Caldwell Co. to confluence with Grand River in central Livingston Co. Thousands of Saints moved from Clay Co. to sites along Shoal Creek in Caldwell Co., beginning...

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I distinctly heard 3 or 4 Guns snaps at me! was credible informed also that Judge [Austin A.] King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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of the Fifth Juda Circuit gave encouragement to individuals to carry into effect their diabolical designs and has frequently stated that I ought to be beheaded on account of my Religion: In consequence of such expressions from Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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and others in authority my enemies endeavoured to take every advantage of me and heaping abuses getting up vexatious law suits and stirring up the minds of the people against me and the people with whom I was connected altho we had done nothing to deserve such treatment but were busely engagd in our several avocations & desireous to live on peaceable & Friendly terms with all men. In consequence of which threats and abuse which I was continually subject to my Family were kept in continual state of alarm not knowing [p. [1]]
<Joseph’s Bill of Damage  vs. Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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June 4  1839>

Insertion in the handwriting of Willard Richards.  


Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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June 4th 1839
Bill of Damages against the state of Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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 An account of the sufferings & losses sustained  therein.
March <16.th> 1838 I with my family arrived in Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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 Caldwell County after a Journey of one thousand  miles being weeks on my Journey enduring great  affliction in consequence of persecution &c and expending  about two <or 3> hundred dollars. Soon after my arrival  at that place I was informed that a number  of men living in Daviess County

Area in northwest Missouri settled by European Americans, 1830. Sparsely inhabited until 1838. Created from Ray Co., Dec. 1836, in attempt to resolve conflicts related to Mormon settlement in that region. County is transected diagonally from northwest to ...

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(on the Grindstone  Forks) had offered the sum of one thousand dollars  for my scalp, persons to whom I was an entire strange[r]  & of whom I had no knowledge of the In order to  attain their end the roads were frequently  way laid for &c at one time in particular when  watering my horse in Shoal Creek

Stream that flows eastward for about forty-five miles from east central Clinton Co. through Caldwell Co. to confluence with Grand River in central Livingston Co. Thousands of Saints moved from Clay Co. to sites along Shoal Creek in Caldwell Co., beginning...

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I distinctly  heard 3 or 4 Guns snaps at me! was credible  informed also that Judge [Austin A.] King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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of the Fifth Juda◊◊  Circuit gave encouragement to individuals to  carry into effect their diabolical designs and has  frequently stated that I ought to be beheaded  on account of my Religion: In consequence  of such expressions from Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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and others  in authority my enemies endeavoured to take  every advantage of me and heaping abuses getting  up vexatious law suits and stirring up the minds  of the people against me and the people with whom  I was connected altho we had done nothing  to deserve such treatment but were busely engagd  in our several avocations & desireous to live on  peaceable & Friendly terms with all men. In conse quence of such which threats and abuse which was [illegible] I was  continually subject to my Family were kept  in continual state of alarm not knowing <[illegible]> [p. [1]]
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JS, Bill of Damages, Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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, IL, 4 June 1839; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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; eight pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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