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Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

what would befall me from day to day, particularly when I went from home: on the Latter part of Septer 1838 I went to the lower part of the County of Caldwell

Located in northwest Missouri. Settled by whites, by 1831. Described as being “one-third timber and two-thirds prairie” in 1836. Created specifically for Latter-day Saints by Missouri state legislature, 29 Dec. 1836, in attempt to solve “Mormon problem.” ...

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for the purpose of selecting a location for a Town when on my Journey I was ment met by one of our Friends with a message from Duet in Carrol County stateing that our Brethren who had settled in that place were & had for some time been surrounded by a mob who had threatned their lives and had shot several times at them: Immediately on hearing theis strange Intelligence I made preparations to start in order if possible to allay the feelings of opposition if not to make arrangements with those individuals of whom we had made purchases and to whom I was responsible and holding for part of the purchase money: I arrived there on the [blank] day Septen and found the account which I heard were correct: Our people were surrounded by a mob their provisions nearly exhausted messages were immediately sent to the Governor

14 Dec. 1796–14 Mar. 1860. Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician. Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. Served in War of 1812. Moved to St. Louis, ca...

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requesting protection but instead of lending any assistance to the oppressed he stated that the Quarrel was between the Mormons and the mob and that they must fight it out: Being now almost entirely destitute of provisions and having suffered great distress and some of the Brethren having died in consequence of their privations & sufferings and I had then the pain of beholding some of my Fellow creatures perish in a strange land from the cruelty of a mobs— seeing no prospect of relief the Brethren agreed to leave that place and seek a shelter elsewere; after having their houses burnt down their cattle driven away and much of their property destroyed—— [p. 2]
what would befall me from day to day, particularly  when I went from home: on the Latter part of Septer  1838 I went to the lower part of the County of Caldwell

Located in northwest Missouri. Settled by whites, by 1831. Described as being “one-third timber and two-thirds prairie” in 1836. Created specifically for Latter-day Saints by Missouri state legislature, 29 Dec. 1836, in attempt to solve “Mormon problem.” ...

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 for the purpose of selecting a location for a Town  when on my Journey I was ment [met] by one of our  Friends with a message from Duet in Carrol County  stateing that our Brethren who had settled in that  place were & had for some time been surrounded by  a mob who had threatned their lives and had shot  several times at them: Immediately on hearing  theis strange Intelligence I made preparations to  start in order if possible to all[a]y the feelings of oppos itions if not to make arrangements with those  individuals of whom we had made purchases  and to whom I was responsible and holding for  part of the purchase money: I arrived there on the  [blank] day <Septen> and found the account which I heard  <were> correct: Our people were surrounded by a mob  their provisions nearly exhausted messages  were immediately sent to the Governor

14 Dec. 1796–14 Mar. 1860. Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician. Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. Served in War of 1812. Moved to St. Louis, ca...

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requesting  protection but instead of lending any assistance to  the oppressed he stated that the Quarrel was between  the Mormons and the mob and that they must fight  it out: Being now almost entirely destitute of provi sions and having suffered great distress and some  of the Brethren having died in consequence of their  privations & sufferings and I had then the pain of  beholding some of my Fellow creatures perish in a  strange land from the cruelty of of a mobs— seeing  no prospect of relief the Brethren agreed to leave  that place and seek a shelter elsewere; after having  their houses burnt down their cattle driven away  and much of their property destroyed—— [p. 2]
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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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