Lilburn W. Boggs letter to Joseph Hawkins, 1838 October 26
Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 724 Item 1
Handwritten and signed letter from Missouri Governor Boggs to Colonel Hawkins discussing reports Boggs had received about actions the Mormons had taken in Daviess County, including driving citizens from their homes, burning their houses, destroying their property, and "have reduced to ashes the town of Gallatin, the county seat of Davis [sic] County, including the clerk's office, post office, and the public records." He indicates citizens requested protection, and ordered Hawkins to raise a militia to assist. This letter was written the day prior to Boggs issuing the "Extermination Order." Dated October 26, 1838.
- 1838 October 26
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1 sheet ; 25 x 20 cm