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Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

by overpowering numbers the Mormons submitted. They surrenderd up Fifty one Guns which have never been returned or paid for. The next day parties of the Mob went from house to house threatening women and children with death if they did not immediately leave their homes. Immagination cannot paint the terror which now pervaded the Mormon Community The weather was intensely cold and women and children abandoned their homes and fled in every direction. without clothing to protect them from the piercing cold, women gave birth to children in the woods & prairies. One Hundred and twenty women and children for the space of ten days with only three or four men in company concealed themselves in the woods in hourly expectation & fear of massacre until they finally escaped into 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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The Society of Mormons

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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after the above disturbances removed to the County of Clay

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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where they were kindly recieved by the inhabitants and their wants administered by their charities. In the meantime the houses of the Mormons in the County of Jackson

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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amounting about two hundred were burned down or otherwise destroyed by the Mob. as well as much of their Crops furniture [p. 7]
by overpowering numbers the Mormons  submitted. They surrenderd up Fifty one  Guns which have never been returned  or paid for. The next day parties of the  Mob went from house <to house> threatening women  and children with death if they did <not>  immediately leave their homes. Immagina tion cannot paint the terror which now  pervaded the Mormon Community The  weather was intensely cold and women  and children abandoned their homes  and fled in every direction. without  clothing to protect them from the piercing  cold, women gave birth to children in  the woods & prairies. One Hundred and  twenty women and children for the space  of ten days with only three or four men  in company concealed themselves in the  woods in hourly expectation & fear of massacre  until they finally escaped into 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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.
The Society of Mormons

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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after the above  disturbances removed to the County of Clay

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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 where they were kindly recieved by the  inhabitants and their wants administered  by their charities. In the meantime the  houses of the Mormons in the County of Jackson

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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 amounting about two hundred were burned  down or otherwise destroyed by the Mob.  as well as much of their Crops furniture [p. 7]
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; 35 pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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