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Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

holding out the inducement that we were to be reinstated to our former priveledges: but instead of being taken to 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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we were taken to Richmond

Area settled, ca. 1814. Officially platted as Ray Co. seat, 1827. Population in 1840 about 500. Seat of Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri; also location of courthouse and jails. JS and about sixty other Mormon men were incarcerated here while awaiting...

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where we immured in Prison and bound in— Chains. After we were thus situated we were under the charge of Colonel [Sterling] Price

Ca. Sept. 1809–29 Sept. 1867. Farmer, merchant, military officer. Born near Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia. Son of Pugh Williamson Price and Elizabeth Marshall Williamson. Moved to Missouri, 1831. Married Martha Head, 14 May 1833, in Randolph Co.,...

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of Chariton County

Established 16 Nov. 1820. Village of Chariton named county seat, 1820. Keytesville named county seat, 1833. Population in 1830 about 1,800. Population in 1836 about 3,500. In Aug. 1831, while en route from Independence to Kirtland, JS met ten other elders...

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who suffered us to be abused in every maner which the people thought propper: our situation at this time was truly painful: we were taken before the Court of inquiry but in consequence of the proceeding of the mob and there threats we were not able to get such witnesses as would have been servicable. Even those we had were abused by the states attorney at the Court and were not permitted to be examind by the Court as the laws direct——
We were committed to Liberty Jail and petitioned to Judge Hernham for a writ of Habeas Corpus but owening [owing] to the prejudice of the Jailor all communication was entirely cut off however at lengthe we succeeded in getting a petition conveyed to the Judge but he neglected to pay any attention to it for Fourteen days and kept us in suspence: he then ordered us to appear before him but he utterly refused to hear any of our witnesses which we had been at great trouble in providing— Our Laweys [lawyers] likewise refused to act being afraid of the people: We likewise petitioned to 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 to the Judges of the supreme Court but — they utterly refused us
Our vittuals were of the coarsest kind and served up in a manner which was disgusting after bearing up under repeated injuries we were removed to Davies 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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under a strong guard we were then arraigned before the grand Jury who were mostly intoxicated: who indicted me and the the rest of me companions for Treason [p. 7]
holding out the inducement that we were to be  reinstated to our former priveledges: but instead of  being taken to 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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we were taken to Richmond

Area settled, ca. 1814. Officially platted as Ray Co. seat, 1827. Population in 1840 about 500. Seat of Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri; also location of courthouse and jails. JS and about sixty other Mormon men were incarcerated here while awaiting...

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 w[h]ere we immured in Prison and bound in—  Chains. After we were thus situated we were under  the charge of Colonel [Sterling] Price

Ca. Sept. 1809–29 Sept. 1867. Farmer, merchant, military officer. Born near Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Virginia. Son of Pugh Williamson Price and Elizabeth Marshall Williamson. Moved to Missouri, 1831. Married Martha Head, 14 May 1833, in Randolph Co.,...

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of Chariton County

Established 16 Nov. 1820. Village of Chariton named county seat, 1820. Keytesville named county seat, 1833. Population in 1830 about 1,800. Population in 1836 about 3,500. In Aug. 1831, while en route from Independence to Kirtland, JS met ten other elders...

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 who suffered us to be abused in every maner which  the people thought propper: our situation at this time  was truly painful: we were taken before the  Court of inquiry but in consequence of the proceedi[n]g  of the mob and there threats we were not able to get  such witnesses as would have been servicable. Even  those we had were abused by the states attorney  at the Court and were not permitted to be exam ind by the Court as the laws direct——
We were committed to Liberty Jail and petitio[n]ed  to Judge Hernham for a writ of Habeas Corpus but  on account owening [owing] to the prejudice of the Jailor  all communication was entirely cut off however  at lengthe we succeeded in getting a petition convey ed to the Judge but he neglected <to> paying any  attention to it for Fourteen days and kept us  in suspence: he then ordered us to appear before  him but he utterly refused to hear any of our  witnesses which we had been at great trouble  in providing— Our Laweys [lawyers] likewise refused to  act being afraid of the people: <We likewise  petitioned to 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 to the Judges of the supreme Court  but withe the same success— they utterly refused us>
Our vittuals were of the coarsest kind and served  up in a manner which was disgusting after  bearing up under repeated injuries we were  removed to Davies 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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under a strong guard  we were then arraigned before the grand Jury  who were mostly intoxicated: who indicted me  and the the rest of me companions for Treason [p. 7]
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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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