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Resolutions of Committee from Lafayette County, Missouri, 23 June 1834

Resolutions of Committee from Lafayette County, Missouri, 23 June 1834

whereas certain foreign troops who call themselvs Mormons said to amount to from Two to four hundred have assembled in 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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well armed and equipped from whose declarations we are induced to believe intend entering 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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in hostile array and in conjunction with the original Mormons take possession of the same, we a part of the Citizens of Lafayette County

Located south of Missouri River in west-central part of state. Settled by 1816. Name changed from Lillard Co. to Lafayette Co., 1825, to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. County seat, Lexington. Jackson Co. created from western part of Lafayette Co., 1825. ...

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amounting to from 120 to 130 persons assembled in the Town of 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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County of Jackson for the purpose of effecting peace if practicable without the effusion of blood have adopted the following resolutions
Resolved that we the citizens of Lafayette County

Located south of Missouri River in west-central part of state. Settled by 1816. Name changed from Lillard Co. to Lafayette Co., 1825, to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. County seat, Lexington. Jackson Co. created from western part of Lafayette Co., 1825. ...

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here assembled have not nor will not take any part between the Jacksonians and original Mormons
Resolved that so soon as those foreign mormons enter 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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in hostile array we will interfere and if practicable prevent it
Resolved that a copy of the foregoing resolutions [p. [1]]
whereas certain foreign troops who call  themselvs Mormons said to amount to from Two  to four hundred have assembled in 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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well armed and equipped from whose  declarations we are induced to believe intend  entering 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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in hostile array  and in conjunction with the original Mormons  take possession of the same, we a part  of the Citizens of Lafayette County

Located south of Missouri River in west-central part of state. Settled by 1816. Name changed from Lillard Co. to Lafayette Co., 1825, to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. County seat, Lexington. Jackson Co. created from western part of Lafayette Co., 1825. ...

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amounting to  from 120 to 130 persons assembled in the Town  of 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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County of Jackson for the  purpose of effecting peace if practicable without  the effusion of blood have adopted the  following resolutions
Resolved that we the citizens of Lafayette  County

Located south of Missouri River in west-central part of state. Settled by 1816. Name changed from Lillard Co. to Lafayette Co., 1825, to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. County seat, Lexington. Jackson Co. created from western part of Lafayette Co., 1825. ...

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here assembled have not nor will not  take any part between the Jacksonians  and original Mormons
Resolved that so soon as those foreign  mormons enter 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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in  hostile array we will interfer[e] and if  practicable prevent it
Resolved that a copy of the foregoing resolutions [p. [1]]
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Zachariah Linville

Ca. 1792–23 Dec. 1849. Farmer. Born in North Carolina. Son of Thomas Linville and Jemimah Campbell. Moved to White Co., Tennessee, by 1814. Married Nancy Cash, 30 Mar. 1814, in White Co. Campbellite preacher. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri; to Lafayette Co...

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, Letter, 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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, MO, to JS, 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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, MO, 23 June 1834; presumably handwriting of Zachariah Linville

Ca. 1792–23 Dec. 1849. Farmer. Born in North Carolina. Son of Thomas Linville and Jemimah Campbell. Moved to White Co., Tennessee, by 1814. Married Nancy Cash, 30 Mar. 1814, in White Co. Campbellite preacher. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri; to Lafayette Co...

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; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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