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General Orders for Nauvoo Legion, 4 May 1841

violence—no other views are entertained or tolerated.
The general parades of the Legion will be in the city of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, but all other musters will be within the bounds of the respective Companies, Battalions, Regiments, and Cohorts.
The 8th Sec. of “An Act for the organization and government of the Militia of this State” in force July 2nd, 1833, provides that “when any person shall enroll himself in a volunteer company, he shall forthwith give notice in writing to the commanding officer of the company in which he was enrolled,” &c., and that the commanding officer of a regiment, or battalion, may in a certain contingency, ‘dissolve such company;’ and some of the petty, ignorant and impudent militia officers maintain that such is still the law: but those blind leaders of the blind are informed that the 11th Sec., of ‘An act encouraging volunteer companies,’ approved March 2nd, 1837, reads as follows: ‘So much of the 8th Section of an act entitled an act for the organization and government of the militia of this State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, in force July 2nd, 1833, as requires a volunteer to give notice in writing to the commanding officer of the company in which he was enrolled, and authorizes commands of Regiments to disband Independent Companies, be, and the same is hereby repealed.’ If officers act upon the obsolete laws of the ‘little book,’ which have been repealed years since, it will be sweet to the taste, but ‘make the belly bitter;’ and should any civil or military officer attempt to enforce the collection of any military fines upon the members of the Legion, excepting when such fines are assessed by the Court Martial of the Legion, such persons are directed to apply to the Master in Chancery, for Hancock county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, for an injunction to stay the illegal proceedings.
The militia companies of Hancock county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, and citizens generally, are respectfully invited to unite with the Legion, and partake of its privileges.
All officers are required to enforce the most rigid discipline on all days of public parade.
Persons holding enrolling orders are directed to act with energy, consummate their trust, and make prompt returns to the office of the Major General

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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. The Lieutenant General desires that all his friends should attach themselves to some company either in the 1st or 2nd Cohort. This will enable them to receive correct military instruction under the teachings of experienced officers, according to the drill and discipline of the United States Army—and qualify them for efficient service in the cause of their beloved country

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, and State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, in the hour of peril.
The eleven companies of minute men will at all times hold themselves in readiness to execute the laws, as originally instructed by the general officers.
The officers and troops of the Legion are directed to treat with proper respect and decorum, all other officers and troops in the service of this State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, or of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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Officers are ordered to treat their troops with marked respect—and while they discharge their duties with promptitude and boldness as officers, they must not forget or neglect to observe the requisites of gentlemen.
The 2nd Company, (Light Infantry,) 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 2nd Cohort; and the 1st Company, (Lancers,) 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 2nd Cohort, of the Legion, will act as an escort for the reception of such visiting companies from Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, and Iowa

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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, as may be present. Should the Governor be present, it will be announced by a fire of artillery by the 1st and 2nd Companies, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Cohort; and the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 2nd Cohort, when he will be received by the entire Legion with the honors due so conspicuous a personage as the Commander-in-Chief of the forces of the State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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Officers receiving copies of these orders, will promulgate the same without delay throughout the bounds of their respective commands.
JOSEPH SMITH,
Lieutenant General.
JOHN C. BENNETT

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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Major General. [p. 418]
violence—no other views are entertain ed or tolerated.
The general parades of the Legion  will be in the city of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, but all  other musters will be within the bounds  of the respective Companies, Battalions,  Regiments, and Cohorts.
The 8th Sec. of “An Act for the  organization and government of the  Militia of this State” in force July 2nd,  1833, provides that “when any person  shall enroll himself in a volunteer com pany, he shall forthwith give notice in  writing to the commanding officer of  the company in which he was enrolled,”  &c., and that the commanding officer  of a regiment, or battalion, may in a  certain contingency, ‘dissolve such com pany;’ and some of the petty, ignorant  and impudent militia officers maintain  that such is still the law: but those blind  leaders of the blind are informed that  the 11th Sec., of ‘An act encouraging  volunteer companies,’ approved March  2nd, 1837, reads as follows: ‘So much  of the 8th Section of an act entitled an  act for the organization and government  of the militia of this State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, in force Ju ly 2nd, 1833, as requires a volunteer  to give notice in writing to the com manding officer of the company in  which he was enrolled, and authorizes  commands of Regiments to disband  Independent Companies, be, and the  same is hereby repealed.’ If officers  act upon the obsolete laws of the ‘little  book,’ which have been repealed years  since, it will be sweet to the taste, but  ‘make the belly bitter;’ and should any  civil or military officer attempt to en force the collection of any military  fines upon the members of the Legion,  excepting when such fines are assessed  by the Court Martial of the Legion,  such persons are directed to apply to the  Master in Chancery, for Hancock coun ty

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, for an injunction to stay the illegal  proceedings.
The militia companies of Hancock  county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, and citizens generally, are  respectfully invited to unite with the  Legion, and partake of its privileges.
All officers are required to enforce  the most rigid discipline on all days of  public parade.
Persons holding enrolling orders are  directed to act with energy, consum mate their trust, and make prompt re turns to the office of the Major Gener al

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

View Full Bio
. The Lieutenant General desires  that all his friends should attach them selves to some company either in the 1st  or 2nd Cohort. This will enable them  to receive correct military instruction  under the teachings of experienced of ficers, according to the drill and disci pline of the United States Army—and  qualify them for efficient service in the  cause of their beloved country

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, and  State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, in the hour of peril.
The eleven companies of minute  men will at all times hold themselves  in readiness to execute the laws, as  originally instructed by the general of ficers.
The officers and troops of the Legion  are directed to treat with proper re spect and decorum, all other officers  and troops in the service of this State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

More Info
,  or of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

More Info
.
Officers are ordered to treat their troops  with marked respect—and while they  discharge their duties with promptitude  and boldness as officers, they must not  forget or neglect to observe the requi sites of gentlemen.
The 2nd Company, (Light Infantry,)  1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 2nd Co hort; and the 1st Company, (Lancers,)  1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 2nd Co hort, of the Legion, will act as an es cort for the reception of such visiting  companies from Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

More Info
, and Iowa

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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, as  may be present. Should the Governor  be present, it will be announced by a  fire of artillery by the 1st and 2nd  Companies, 1st Battalion, 1st Regi ment, 1st Cohort; and the 1st Compa ny, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 2nd  Cohort, when he will be received by the  entire Legion with the honors due so  conspicuous a personage as the Com mander-in-Chief of the forces of the  State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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.
Officers receiving copies of these or ders, will promulgate the same without  delay throughout the bounds of their  respective commands.
JOSEPH SMITH,
Lieutenant General.
JOHN C. BENNETT

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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Major General. [p. 418]
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Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, to the Nauvoo Legion, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 4 May 1841; in Times and Seasons, 15 May 1841, 2:417–418.

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