Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from B. M. Lisle, Adjutant General, in Jefferson City, MO to General David R. Atchison, 3rd Division of the Missouri Militia in Richmond, MO ]
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                                                            Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                            Adjutant Generals Office

                                                            August 30th 1838

            Sir

                                    Indications of Indian disturbances

on our immediate frontier and the recent

civil disturbances in the Counties of Caldwell

Daviss and Carrol, render it necessary as a

precautionary measure that an effective force

of the militia be held in readiness to meet either

contingency.  The Commander in Chief therefore

orders, that you cause to be raised immediately

within the limits of your Division to be held in

readiness subject to further orders, four hundred

mounted men armed and equiped as Infantry

or Riflemen, and formed into companies

according to law under officers already in

commission

                                    The Commander in Chief suggests the

Propriety of your causing the above order to be car=

ried into effect in a manner calculated

to produce as little excitement as possible

and report your proceeding to him throug

the Adjutant General.

                                    By order of the Commander in Chief

Genl. David R. Atchison                    B M Lisle  Adjt Genl.

       3rd Division M.M.


                                                            Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                            Adjutant Generals Office

                                                            August 30th 1838.

                       

                        Sir

                                    Indications of Indian disturbances

on our immediate frontier and the recent Civil

disturbances in the Counties of Caldwell Daviss

and Carrol, render it necessary as a preven=

tionary measure, that an effective force of the Militia

should be held in readiness to meet either contingency.

                                    The Commander in Chief therefore

orders that you cause to be raised within the limits

of your Division three hundred mounted men

armed and equiped as Infantry or Riflemen and

formed into Companies according to law

under officers already in commission.

                                    The Commander in Chief suggests the

propriety of your causing the above order to

be carried into effect in a manner calculated

to produce as little excitement as possible and

report your proceeding to him through the

Adjutant General.

                                    By order of the Commander in Chief

Genl Lewis Bolton ,                             BM, Lisle  Adjt Genl.

6th Division

                        M.M.


                                                            Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                            Adjutant Generals Office

                                                            City of Jefferson   August 30th 1838

                        Sir

                                    Indications of Indian disturbances

on our immediate frontier, and the recent civil

disturbances in the Counties of Caldwell Daviss

and Carrol, render it necessary as a precautionary

measure that an effective force of the Militia should

be held in readiness to meet either contingency.

                                    The Commander in Chief therefore—

orders that you cause to be immediately raised

within the limits of your Division to be held

in readiness subject to further orders five

hundred mounted men armed and equiped

as Infantry or Riflemen formed into—

companies according to law under officers

already in commission   The Commander

in Chief suggests the propriety of your causing

the above order to be carried into effect in

a manner calculated to produce as little

excitement as possible and report your

proceedings to him through the Adjutant

General.                       By order of the Commander in Chief

Majr Genl Jno. B. Clark                      B.M. Lisle  Adjt Genl.

            1st Division M.M.

           

                       

           


                                                                                                Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                                                Adjutant Generals Office

                                                                                                August 30th 1838

            Sir

                        Indications of Indian disturbances

on our immediate frontier, and the recent

Civil disturbances in the counties of Caldwell ,

Daviss and Carrol render it necessary as a

precautionary measure that an effective military

force should be held in readiness to meet either

contingency

            The Commander in Chief there-

fore orders that you cause to be raised immedi-

ately within the limits of your Division to be

held in readiness subject to further orders four

hundred mounted men armed and equipped

as Infantry or Riflemen, and formed into Com-

panies, according to law under officers already

in Commission.

            The Commander in chief suggests the propri-

ety of your causing the above order to be carried

into effect in a manner calculated to produce

as little excitement as possible and report your

proceedings to him through the Adjutant General.

            By order of the Commander in Chief

Genl Henry W. Crowther                   BM Lisle Adjt. Genl.

            5th Division      MM


                                                                                                Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                                                Adjutant Generals Office

                                                                                                August 31st  1838

            Sir

                        Indications of Indian disturbances

on our immediate frontier, and the recent Civil

disturbances in the counties of Caldwell, Daviss and

Carrol render it necessary as a precautionary mea-

sure that an effective force of the militia be held

in readiness to meet either contingency.

            The Commander in Chief therefore orders that

you cause to be raised immediately within the limits

of your Division to be held in readiness subject to

further orders four hundred mounted men armed

and equipped as Infantry or Riflemen, and

formed into Companies according to law

under officers already in Commission.

            The Commander in chief suggests the propriety

of your causing the above order to be carried into

effect in a manner calculated to produce as

little excitement as possible and report your

proceedings to him through the Adjutant General.

            By order of the Commander in Chief

Genl Saml D Lucas                 BM Lisle Adjt. Genl.

            4th Division      MM


                                                                                                Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                                                Adjutant Generals Office

                                                                                                August 30th 1838

            Sir,

                        Indications of Indian disturbances on

our immediate frontier, and the recent civil distur-

[“tur” crossed out] bances in the counties of Caldwell, Daviss and

Carrol rendered necessary as a precautionary

measure that an effective force of the militia should

be held in readiness to meet either contingency.

            The Commander in Chief therefore orders

that you cause to be raised immediately within the

limits of your Division three hundred  mounted

men armed and equiped as Infantry or Riflemen

and formed into Companies according to law

under officers already in Commission.

            The Commander in chief suggests the

propriety of your causing the above order to

be carried into effect in a manner calcu=

lated to produce as little excitement as pos=

sible.  And report your proceedings to him

through the Adjutant General.

            By order of the Commander in Chief

Genl Thos D. Grant                BM Lisle Adjt. Genl.

            12th Division   

                        MM


                                                                                                Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                                                Adjutant Generals Office

                                                                                                August 30th 1838

            Sir

                        Indications of Indian disturbances

on our immediate frontier, and the recent civil

disturbances in the counties of Caldwell, Daviss

and  Carrol render it necessary as a precautionary

measure that an effective force of the militia should

be held in readiness to meet either contingency.

            The Commander in Chief therefore orders

that you cause to be raised immediately within the limits

of your Division to be held in readiness for further

orders four hundred mounted men armed and

equiped as Infantry or Riflemen, and formed into

Companies according to law under officers

already in Commission.

            The Commander in chief suggests the

propriety of having of your causing the above

order to be carried into affect in the manner

calculated to produce as little excitement as

as possible, and report your proceedings to him

through the Adjutant General.

Genl D. Willock                      BM Lisle Adjt. Genl

            14th Division   

                        MM


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