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Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

about three years, the Citizens not connected with them began to look upon them with Jealousy and alarms, Reports were again put in circulation against them, Public Meetings were held in the Counties 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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and 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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at which violent resolutions were passed against the Mormons, and rumors of Mobs began again to spread alarm among the Mormons, At this Juncture the Mormons desirous of avoiding all conflict with their fellow Citizens, and anxious to preserve the peace and harmony of the Society around them as well as their own, deputed a Committee of their leading men to make terms of peace with their Fellow Citizens 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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. An interview took place between them and a Committee of Citizens, at which it was agreed that the Mormons should leave 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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and that 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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should buy their lands. These terms were complied with The Mormons removed to and settled in the County of Caldwell

Located in northwest Missouri. Settled by whites, by 1831. Described as being “one-third timber and two-thirds prairie” in 1836. Created specifically for Latter-day Saints by Missouri state legislature, 29 Dec. 1836, in attempt to solve “Mormon problem.” ...

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and the Citizens never paid them value for their lands— many receivd nothing at all for their land— The Mormons by this removal sacrificed much, both of money & feeling but the sacrifice was made upon the altar of duty, for the peace of the Community— [p. 9]
about three years, the Citizens not con nected with them began to look upon  them with Jealousy and alarms, Reports  were again put in circulation against  them, Public Meetings were held in the  Counties 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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and 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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at which  violent resolutions were passed against  the Mormons, and rumors of Mobs began  again to spread alarm among the  Mormons, At this Juncture the Mormons  desirous of avoiding all conflict with  their fellow Citizens, and anxious to  preserve the peace and harmony of the  Society around them as well as their  own, deputed a Committee of their leading  men to make terms of peace with their  Fellow Citizens 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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. An interview took  place between them and a Committee  of Citizens, at which it was agreed  that the Mormons should leave 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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and that 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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Insertions in this paragraph in the handwriting of Robert D. Foster.  


should buy their lands. These terms  were complied with The Mormons re moved to and settled in the County of  Caldwell

Located in northwest Missouri. Settled by whites, by 1831. Described as being “one-third timber and two-thirds prairie” in 1836. Created specifically for Latter-day Saints by Missouri state legislature, 29 Dec. 1836, in attempt to solve “Mormon problem.” ...

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and the Citizens <never> paid them  <value> for their lands— but far from their full  value <many receivd nothing at all  for their land>— The Mormons by this removal  sacrificed much, both of mon[e]y & feeling  but the sacrifice was made upon the  altar of duty, for the peace of the Community— [p. 9]
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