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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

2 July 1836 • Saturday

The citizens of Clay county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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met pursuant to adjournment. The Chairman July 2. and Secretary resumed their Stations, when the committee, appointed by the Public meeting of the citizens, at the Court house, in Liberty

Located in western Missouri, thirteen miles north of Independence. Settled 1820. Clay Co. seat, 1822. Incorporated as town, May 1829. Following expulsion from Jackson Co., 1833, many Latter-day Saints found refuge in Clay Co., with church leaders and other...

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, on the 29 ultimo, reported, through their chairman W. T. Moss, the foregoing Preamble and resolutions of the elders of the Church of Latter Day Saints on the 1st instant: Whereupon it was,
Resolutions “Resolved: That this meeting do accept and receive the reply of the Mormons to the resolution passed on Wednesday the 29th June as perfectly satisfactory
Be it further Resolved, by this meeting that we will use our utmost endeavors to carry into effect the object contained in the preamble and Resolutions passed on wednesday the 29th, as agreed to by the Mormons. Be it further Resolved, that we urge it on our fellow citizens to keep the peace towards the Mormons, as good faith justice, Morality and religion require us. Be it further Resolved that a committee of ten persons, two in each township be appointed to raise money by subscription to aid those of the Mormons, who may from necessity require it, to leave this county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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Resolved. That Samuel Tillery, Jeremiah Minger, and Abraham Shafer, be appointed a committee to receive the pecuniary aid by subscription, for the purpose of aiding the poor persons that may belong to the Mormons, in removing from this county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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to their place of abode, and that the elders of the Church be requested to report the above named persons to the aforesaid committee, who will judge of the proofs and facts entitling the Mormons to pecuniary aid, and appropriate the funds accordingly.
Resolved, that the said committee be authorized to employ some suitable person to accompany those that may wish to examine a new country, it is also understood that if the money which may be received by the committee, is not appropriated for the purpose above named, it shall be refunded back in proportion to the amount subscribed.
Resolved, That the chair appoint five persons in each township to carry the object of the above resolutions into effect. The following gentlemen were then appointed in the different Townships. For Liberty Township

Located in western Missouri, thirteen miles north of Independence. Settled 1820. Clay Co. seat, 1822. Incorporated as town, May 1829. Following expulsion from Jackson Co., 1833, many Latter-day Saints found refuge in Clay Co., with church leaders and other...

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; John Thornton, Joel Turnham

23 Sept. 1783–24 Aug. 1862. Judge, farmer. Born in Virginia. Married Elizabeth Rice, ca. Feb. 1806, in Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Moved to Jessamine Co., Kentucky, by 1810. Served in War of 1812 in Kentucky militia. Moved to Clay Co., Missouri, by 1822. Clay...

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, Peter Rogers, John Bird, David [R.] Atchison

11 Aug. 1807–26 Jan. 1886. Lawyer, judge, agriculturist, politician, farmer. Born at Frogtown, near Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of William Atchison and Catherine Allen. About 1830, moved to Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri, where he became a prominent...

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. For Fishing River Township

Consists of two forks, Big Fishing River and Little Fishing River, which conjoin near Excelsior Springs, Missouri. River then flows southeasterly through Clay and Ray counties. River provided water power for Clay County. Early settlers in area lived along...

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; Elisha Cameron, E. Price, G. Withers, M. Welton, James Kazey; For Platte Township, T. C. Gordon, S. Harris, W. Owens, L. Rollins, J. Marsh; For Washington Township, B. Riley, S. Crawford, T. Findley, G. McIlvaine, P. Y. G. Bartee; For Gallatin Township, D. Dale, W. Nash, Wm. Todd, B. Rickets, J. Forboin. Be it further Resolved. That this meeting recommend the Mormons to the good treatment of the citizens of the adjoining counties. We also recommend the inhabitants of the neighboring counties to assist the mormons in selecting some abiding place for their people where they will be in a measure, the only occupants, and where none will be anxious to molest them. Resolved, that the proceedings of this meeting be handed over to the publishers of the “Far West” with a request that it [p. 742]

2 July 1836 • Saturday

The citizens of Clay county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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met pursuant to adjournment. The Chairman  <July 2.> and Secretary resumed their Stations, when the committee, appointed  by the Public meeting of the citizens, at the Court house, in Liberty

Located in western Missouri, thirteen miles north of Independence. Settled 1820. Clay Co. seat, 1822. Incorporated as town, May 1829. Following expulsion from Jackson Co., 1833, many Latter-day Saints found refuge in Clay Co., with church leaders and other...

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, on  the 29 ultimo, reported, through their chairman W. T. Moss, the foregoing  Preamble and resolutions of the elders of the Church of Latter Day  Saints of on the 1st instant: Whereupon it was,
<Resolutions> “Resolved: That this meeting do accept and receive the reply of the  Mormons to the resolution passed on Wednesday the 29th June as  perfectly satisfactory
Be it further Resolved, by this meeting that we will use our utmost  endeavors to carry into effect the object contained in the preamble  and Resolutions passed on wednesday the 29th, as agreed to by the  Mormons. Be it further Resolved, that we urge it on our fellow  citizens to keep the peace towards the Mormons, as good faith  justice, Morality and religion require us. Be it further Resolved  that a committee of ten persons, two in each township be appointed  to raise money by subscription to aid those of the Mormons,  who may from necessity require it, to leave this county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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Resolved. That Samuel Tillery, Jeremiah Minger, and Abraham  Shafer, be appointed a committee to receive the pecuniary aid  by subscription, for the purpose the purpose of aiding the poor  persons that may belong to the Mormons, in removing from this  county

Settled ca. 1800. Organized from Ray Co., 1822. Original size diminished when land was taken to create several surrounding counties. Liberty designated county seat, 1822. Population in 1830 about 5,000; in 1836 about 8,500; and in 1840 about 8,300. Refuge...

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to their place of abode, and that the elders of the Church  be requested to report the above named persons to the aforesaid  committee, who will judge of the proofs and facts entitling  the Mormons to pecuniary aid, and appropriate the funds  accordingly.
Resolved, that the said committee be authorized  to employ some suitable person to accompany those that may wish  to examine a new country, it is also understood that if the money  which may be received by the committee, is not appropriated for  the purpose above named, it shall be refunded back in proportion  to the amount subscribed.
Resolved, That the chair appoint  five persons in each township to carry the object of the above resolutions  into effect. The following gentlemen were then appointed in the  different Townships. For Liberty Township

Located in western Missouri, thirteen miles north of Independence. Settled 1820. Clay Co. seat, 1822. Incorporated as town, May 1829. Following expulsion from Jackson Co., 1833, many Latter-day Saints found refuge in Clay Co., with church leaders and other...

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; John Thornton, Joel  Turnham

23 Sept. 1783–24 Aug. 1862. Judge, farmer. Born in Virginia. Married Elizabeth Rice, ca. Feb. 1806, in Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Moved to Jessamine Co., Kentucky, by 1810. Served in War of 1812 in Kentucky militia. Moved to Clay Co., Missouri, by 1822. Clay...

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, Peter Rogers, John Bird, David [R.] Atchison

11 Aug. 1807–26 Jan. 1886. Lawyer, judge, agriculturist, politician, farmer. Born at Frogtown, near Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of William Atchison and Catherine Allen. About 1830, moved to Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri, where he became a prominent...

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. For Fishing  River Township

Consists of two forks, Big Fishing River and Little Fishing River, which conjoin near Excelsior Springs, Missouri. River then flows southeasterly through Clay and Ray counties. River provided water power for Clay County. Early settlers in area lived along...

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; Elisha Cameron, E. Price, G. Withers, M. Welton, James  Kazey; For Platte Township, T. C. Gordon, S. Harris, W. Owens, L. Rollins,  J. Marsh; For Washington Township, B. Riley, S. Crawford, T. Findley,  G. McIlvaine, P. Y. G. Bartee; For Gallatin Township, D. Dale, W. Nash,  Wm. Todd, B. Rickets, J. Forboin. Be it further Resolved. That this  meeting recommend the Mormons to the Mormons good treatment of  the citizens of the adjoining counties. We also recommend the in habitants of the neighboring counties to assist the mormons in se lecting some abiding place for their people where they will be in  a measure, the only occupants, and where none will be anxious  to molest them. Resolved, that the proceedings of this meeting be  handed over to the publishers of the “Far West” with a request that it [p. 742]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. B-1, created 1 Oct. 1843–24 Feb. 1845; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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and Thomas Bullock; 297 pages, plus 10 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the second volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This second volume covers the period from 1 September 1834 to 2 November 1838; the subsequent four volumes, labeled C-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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