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Petition to the Missouri Legislature, 24 January 1839

obstacle which we candidly consider are of the most weighty, is the feeling which we believe is entertained by the Hon, Austin A, King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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against us, and his Consequent incapacity to do us impartial justice. It is from no disposition to speak disrespectfully of that high officer that we lay before your Hon. Body the facts we do, but simply that the Legislature may be apprised of our real Condition. We look upon Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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as like all other mere men, liable to be influenced by his feelings, his prejudices, and his previously formed opinions
We consider his as being partially if not entirely committed against us. He has written much upon the subject of our late difficulties in which he has placed us in the wrong— These letters have been published to the world He has also presided at an excited public meeting as chairman and no doubt sanctioned all the proceedings. We do not complain of the citizens who held that meeting. They were entitled to that privilege. But for the Judge before whom the very men were to be tried for a capital offense, to participate in an expression of condemnation of these same individuals is to us, at least apparently wrong, and we cannot think that we should after such a course on the part of the Judge have the same chance of a fair and impartial trial— as all admit we ought to have. We believe that the foundation of the feeling against us, which we have reason to think Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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entertains, may be traced to the unfortunate troubles which occurred in 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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some few years ago. In a battle between the mormons and a portion of the Citizens of that 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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, Mr Brassell Hugh Breazeale

Ca. 1803–4 Nov. 1833. Lawyer. Moved to Roane Co., Tennessee, by 1826. Married Amanda M. King, 15 Feb. 1827, in Roane Co. Traveled to Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri, to participate in Mormon War, possibly at urging of brother-in-law, Austin A. King. Killed...

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, the brotherinlaw of Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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, was killed. It is natural that the Judge

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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should have some feelings against us, whether we were right or wrong in that controversy. We mention these facts not to disparage Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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— We believe that from the relation he bears to us, he would himself prefer that our trials should be had in a different circuit, and before a different court,
Many other reasons and facts we might mention but we forebear.
Liberty Jail, Jan 24th 1839 L.
James M. Hughes Esqr
Mem, House Rep,
Jefferson City
Mo—
Will you be so good as to present this to the house. The Community here would, I believe have no objection for the trial of these men being transferred to St. Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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J M. H.
P. H. (B.) [p. 67]
obstacle which we candidly consider are of the most weighty, is the feeling  which we believe is entertained by the Hon, A[ustin] A, King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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against us, and his  Consequent incapacity to do us impartial justice. It is from no disposition to  speak disrespectfully of that high officer that we lay before your Hon. Body the  facts we do, but simply that the Legislature may be apprised of our real  Condition. We look upon Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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as like all other mere men, liable to  be influenced by his feelings, his prejudices, and his previously formed opinions
We consider his as being partially if not entirely committed against  us. He has written much upon the subject of our late difficulties in which  he has placed us in the wrong— These letters have been published to the world  He has also presided at an excited public meeting as chairman and no doubt  sanctioned all the proceedings. We do not complain of the citizens who held that  meeting. They were entitled to that privilege. But for the Judge before  whom the very men were to be tried for a capital offense, to participate in an  expression of condemnation of these same individuals is to us, at least apparently  wrong, and we cannot think that we should after such a course on the part of  the Judge have the same chance of a fair and impartial trial— as all admit  we ought to have. We believe that the foundation of the feeling against us, which  we have reason to think Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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entertains, may be traced to the unfortunate  troubles which occurred in 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...

More Info
some few years ago. In a battle be tween the mormons and a portion of the Citizens of that 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...

More Info
, Mr Brassell [Hugh Breazeale]

Ca. 1803–4 Nov. 1833. Lawyer. Moved to Roane Co., Tennessee, by 1826. Married Amanda M. King, 15 Feb. 1827, in Roane Co. Traveled to Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri, to participate in Mormon War, possibly at urging of brother-in-law, Austin A. King. Killed...

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, the  brotherinlaw of Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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, was killed. It is natural that the Judge

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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should  have some feelings against us, whether we were right or wrong in that  controversy. We mention these facts not to disparage Judge King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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— We  believe that from the relation he bears to us, he would himself prefer that our  trials should be had in a different circuit, and before a different court,
Many other reasons and facts we might mention but we forebear.
Liberty Jail, Jan 24th 1839 L.
James M. Hughes Esqr
Mem, House Rep,
Jefferson City
Mo—
Will you be so good as to present this to the house. The  Community here would, I believe have no objection for the trial of these  men being transferred to St. Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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J M. H.
P. H. (B.) [p. 67]
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JS and others, Petition, 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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, MO, to Missouri General Assembly, Jefferson City, MO, 24 Jan. 1839; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 66–67; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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