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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 well armed and equipped from whose  declarations we are induced to believe intend  entering the County of Jackson in hostile array  and in conjunction with the original Mormons  take possession of the same, we a part  of the Citizens of Lafayette County amounting to  from 120 to 130 persons assembled in the Town  of Independence 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 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 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, letter, Independence, MO, to JS, Clay County, MO, 23 June 1834; presumably handwriting of Zachariah Linville; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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