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Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

why we were thus treated but they utterly refused to hold any conversation with us: The next day they held a Court Martial upon us and sentenced me with the rest of the prisoners to be shot: which sentence was to be carried into effect on Friday morning in the public Square as they say an Ensample to the rest of the members: but through the kind providence of God their murderous sentence was not carried into Execution
The Malitia then went to my house and drove my Family out of Doors under sanction of General [John B.] Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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and carried away all my property Having oppertunity of speaking to General [Moses] Wilson

1795–ca. 1868. Farmer, merchant, land developer, postmaster. Born in Virginia. Moved to Greene Co., Tennessee, by Dec. 1818. Married first Margaret Guin, 23 Dec. 1829, in Greene Co. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by Apr. 1832. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832...

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and on asking him the cause of such strange proceedings told him that I was a Democrat had allways being a supporter of the Constitution he answered “I know that and that is the reason why I want to kill you or have you killed:” We were led into Public Square and after considerable entreaty we were permitted to see our Family’s being attended with a strong guard. I found my Family in Tears expect that they had carried into effect their sentences: they clung to my garments with weeping requesting to hav an private interview with my wife & in an ajoining room but was refused when taking my departure from my Family it was almost to painful for me, my child clung to me and were thrust away at the point of the swords of the soldery— We were then removed to 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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under the care of general Wilson

1795–ca. 1868. Farmer, merchant, land developer, postmaster. Born in Virginia. Moved to Greene Co., Tennessee, by Dec. 1818. Married first Margaret Guin, 23 Dec. 1829, in Greene Co. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by Apr. 1832. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832...

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and during our stay in there we had to sleep on the floor with nothing but a fur mantle for our coverings and a stick of wood for our pillow and had to pay for our own board: While we were in Jackson

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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General Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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with his troops arrived in 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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and sent an order for our return—— [p. 6]
<why> we were thus treated but they utterly refused to  hold any conversation with us: The next day they  held a Court Martial upon us and sentenced me  with the rest of the prisoners to be shot: which  sentence was to be carried into effect on Friday  morning in the public Square as they say an  Ensample to the rest of the members<: but through  the kind providence of God their murderous sentence was  not carried into Execution>
The Malitia then went and saluted to my house  and drove my Family out of Doors under sanction of  General [John B.] Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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and carried away all my property  Having oppertunity of speaking to General [Moses] Wilson

1795–ca. 1868. Farmer, merchant, land developer, postmaster. Born in Virginia. Moved to Greene Co., Tennessee, by Dec. 1818. Married first Margaret Guin, 23 Dec. 1829, in Greene Co. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by Apr. 1832. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832...

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 and on asking him the cause of such strange proceed ings told him that I was a Democrat had allways  being a supporter of the Constitution he answered  “I know that and that is the reason why I want to kill  you or have you killed:[”] They We were led into Public  Square and after considerable entreaty we were per mitted to see our Family’s being attended with  a strong guard. I found my Family in Tears expect  that they had carried into effect their sentences: they  clung to my garments with weeping requesting to hav  an <pr[i]vate> interview with my wife & in an ajoining room but  was refused when taking my departure from my  Family it was almost to painful for me, my child  clung to me and were thrust away at the point  of the swords of the soldery— We were then  removed to 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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under the care of  general Wilson

1795–ca. 1868. Farmer, merchant, land developer, postmaster. Born in Virginia. Moved to Greene Co., Tennessee, by Dec. 1818. Married first Margaret Guin, 23 Dec. 1829, in Greene Co. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by Apr. 1832. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832...

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and during our stay in there  we had to sleep on the floor with nothing but  a fur mantle for our coverings and a stick of  wood for our pillow and had to pay for our  own board: While we were in Jackson

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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 General Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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with his troops arrived in 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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 and sent an order for our return—— [p. 6]
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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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