Lilburn W. Boggs letter to Joseph Hawkins

Lilburn W. Boggs letter to Joseph Hawkins

Dates: 1838 October 26

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.

  • Extent: 1 sheet ; 25 x 20 cm
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 724 Item 1 folder 1
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
  • Images: http://cdm15999.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15999coll24/id/44274
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Hawkins papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Note
Holograph, signed.
Preferred Citation
Lilburn W. Boggs letter to Joseph Hawkins; Vault MSS 724; Joseph Hawkins papers; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Genre / Form
Letters
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_VMSS724
Finding Aid Title
Hawkins (Joseph) papers
Finding Aid Author
Leslie Evens
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-08-31 14:25:45 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English


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