The Joint Committee of the General Assembly
appointed to examine the documents, orders, evi-
-dence and correspondence in the office of
the secretary of state, in relation to the causes,
-origen, history and termination of the Mormon
disturbances, have done so and are of opinion
that all such documents ought to be published
under the resolution of the general Assembly,
without suppressing any past thereof.
These documents would consist of the follow-
1. The entire evidence taken before Judge
King sitting as an examing Court, together
with the written statement (or sentence) of
Judge King appended thereto.
2. All communications to the Governor from
Public meetings, or from citizens complain-
-ing of the conduct of the Mormons & asking
for military aid
3. All [“complaints &” crossed out] communications to the Governor from the mormons complaining
of the conduct of the citizens of the country
and asking for protection.
4. All the military orders of the Command-
-er in chief & other military officers &
the correspondence in relation to the mili-
-tary operations against the Mormons.
5. The Report of General Clarke with
the documents accompanying the same
and all the letters on file from Messrs
Ryland, King, Ashby, Rees, Bogart
& other citizens of this state.
6. All papers in relation to the armed or
other property taken from the mormons
7. All papers on file in relation to the
indictment, escape & demand for the
surrender of the mormon leaders.
The indictments need not be copied –
8. The resolution to raise a Joint Committee at the
former session of the General Assembly, the re-
-port of that committee, the resolutions adopeted
directing a bill to be reported, to provide for
the investigation of the mormon disturbances
a copy of that bill, the fact of its passage
by the senate and its final rejection by the House of Representatives.
9. It is also the opinion that the secretary of state
should procure from the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of Ray, Caldwell [“and” crossed out], Daviess, & Boone, [“against any further mormon & procure from such clerks” crossed out] a general certificate as to who
of the mormons were indicted, for what crimes
and what was the final disposition of such
indictments, whether they were disposed of by
trial, or dismissal, or whether in any case
a trial was prevented by the escape of the prisoner or the forfeiture of his recognizance,
or from any other cause, And the information
thus obtained should be published.
The Committee believe that the whole amount of matter
to be published should be arranged by the secre-
-tary of state in the manner that he in his