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Petition to United States Congress, 29 November 1839

lives if that would satisfy the furry of the Mob. and purchase peace and security for their unoffending bretheren their helpless wives and children The reply of the Mob was that the 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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must leave the 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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‘en Masse’ or that every man should be put to death. The Mormons terrified and defenceless then entered into an agreement to leave the 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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. One Half by the first of January the other Half by the first of April next ensueing. This treaty being made & ratified the Mob dispersed— Again for a time the persecuted Mormons, enjoyed a Respite from their persecutions but not long was this repose permitted them.
Sometime in the Month of October a meeting was held at Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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at which it was determined to remove the Mormons or die, Inflamatory speeches were made and one of the speakers swore he would remove the Mormons from the 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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, if he had to wade up to his neck in blood. Be it remarked that up to this time the Mormons had faithfuly observed the treaty, and were guilty of no offence against the laws of the land or of society [p. 5]
lives if that would satisfy the furry  of the Mob. and purchase peace and  security for their unoffending bretheren  their helpless wives and children The  reply of the Mob was that the 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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 must leave the 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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‘en Masse’ or that  every man should be put to death. The  Mormons terrified and defenceless then  entered into an agreement to leave the  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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. One Half by the first of January  the other Half by the first of April next  ensueing. This treaty being made & ratified  the Mob dispersed— Again for a time  the persecuted Mormons, enjoyed a  Respite from their pe[r]secutions but not  long was this repose permitted them.
Sometime in the Month of October a  meeting was held at Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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at  which it was determined to remove  the Mormons or die, Inflamatory speeches  were made and one of the speakers swore  he would remove the Mormons from the  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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, if he had to wade up to his  neck in blood. Be it remarked that  up to this time the Mormons had faithfuly  observed the treaty, and were guilty of no  offence against the laws of the land or of society [p. 5]
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; 35 pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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