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Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

we then got a change of venue to Boone County and were on our way to that place on second evening after our departure our Guards getting intoxicated & I thought it a favourable time to effect our escape from such men whose aim was only to destroy our lifes, and to abuse us in every manner that wicked men could invent accordingly we took advantage of their situation and made our escape and after enduring considerable Fatigue & suffering hunger & weariness expecting that our enemies would be in persuit we arrived in the Town of 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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Illinois amidst the congratulations of our Friends & the Joy of our Familys. I have been here for several weeks as it is known to people in the State of Missoura

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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but they knows they had no Justice in their Crusade against me have not to my knowledge taken the first step to have me arrested——
The Loss of Property which I have sustained is as follows—
Lossess sustained in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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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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: Caldwell County

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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including Lands: Houses Horses: Harnesses Cattle Hogs & Books & store Goods
$100,000
Expences while in Bonds: of moneys paid out Expences of moving out of the State

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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& damages sustained by False imprisonment
threatenings: intimidation Exposure &c &c &c &c &c
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we then got a change of venue to Boone County and  were on our way to that place on second evening  after our departure our Guards getting intoxicated  & I thought it a favourable time to effect our escape  from a state such men whose aim was only to  destroy our lifes, and to abuse us in every manner  that wicked men could invent accordingly we  took advantage of their situation and made  our escape and after enduring considerable  Fatigue & suffering hunger & weariness expecting  that our enemies would be in persuit we arrived  in the Town of 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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Illinois amidst the con gratulations of our Friends & the Joy of our Familys.  I have been here for several weeks as it is known  to people in the State of Missoura

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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but they knows  they had no Justice in their Crusade against  us me have not to my knowledge taken the first  step to have me arrested——
The Loss of Property which I have sustained  is as follows—
Lossess sustained in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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 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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: Caldwell County

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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 including Lands: <Houses> Horses: Harnesses  Hogs Cattle Hogs & Books & store Goods
$100,000
Expences while in Bonds: of moneys  paid out Expences of moving out of  the State

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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& damages sustained by  <False imprisonment>
threatenings: intimidation Exposure  &c &c &c &c &c
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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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