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General Orders for Nauvoo Legion, 10 August 1841

GENERAL ORDERS.
Head-Quarters, Nauvoo Legion,)
City of Nauvoo, 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 Don Carlos Smith 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 Nau voo, 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 Hancock, Illinois; and the County of Lee, 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 adjutant 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.
JOSEPH SMITH,
Lieutenant General.
Major General. [p. 517]
JS, General Orders, Nauvoo, IL, to Nauvoo Legion, Nauvoo, IL, 10 Aug. 1841; in Times and Seasons, 16 Aug. 1841, 2:517.

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