Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: An affidavit of Philip Covington ]
[ view finding aid | view image ]

State of Missouri } S.S.

County of Daviess }

I, Philip Covington, an acting

justice of the peace, within and for said County, do

certify that on the 18th inst. that one hundred

or more Mormons marched to Gallatin , and

drove the Citizens from said place, and then robbed

the store and Post Office, and burned said store

and office.

On the 20th of this inst. 25 armed

Mormons came to my house, and gave me

orders to leave the county against next

morning, or they would be upon me and my

family myself with many other Citizens have

left the County They are now robbing and

burning the dwellings of the defenceless Citizens.

Given under my hand this 22nd

day of September 1838-

Philip Covington J.P. SS