Head-Quarters, Nauvoo Legion,)
City of , Aug. 10, A. D. 1841.)
It becomes our painful duty to officially notify the troops of our command of the untimely decease of that noble chief, Brigadier General — he fell, but not in battle, he perished, but not by the weapons of war—at his burial you paid him honor, but he is gathered to his fathers to receive greater honor.
In consequence of this afflictive dispen sation of Divine Providence the commis ioned officers of the staff and line will wear crape on the left arm for thirty days.
The commissioned officers of the 2nd Cohort will convene at General [Joseph] Smith’s office, on Saturday, the 4th day of Sep tember, proximo, at 10 o’clock, A. M., for the purpose of electing a Brigadier General; at which time and place the Court of Appeals will sit.
The Legion will assemble at the usual place of rendezvous, in the City of , on Saturday the 11th day of Septem ber, proximo, at 10 o’clock, A. M., for the purpose of general parade—the mili tia officers of the County of , Illinois; and the County of , Iowa; are respectfully invited to attend.
The adjutants of regiments will form their respective regiments at 9 o’clock, and at 10 o’clock the of the Le gion will form the line by regiments, and not by companies as heretofore.
A special Court Martial will convene at the usual place, on Saturday the 28th day of August at 10 o’clock, A. M. for the transaction of business.
Major General. [p. 517]