Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from Governor Boggs, Jefferson CIty, MO to B.M. Lisle, Adjutant General, Jefferson City, MO ]
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within and for the Counties of Daviess & Caldwell, a

sufficient number of troops to enable them to execute

the law of the land and bring the offenders aforesaid

to Justice to this end your petitioner will ever pray &c

15th September 1838, William Dryden

Justice of the Peace

Daviess County

Executive Dept City of Jefferson

The Adjutant-Genl Sept 15th 1838


You will issue an order directed to

Major Genl. Atchison Commanding the 3rd Division of the

Militia of the State, and direct him to cause a sufficient

force of the Troops under his Command to aid the Civil officers

within the County of Daviess in executing such writs or

process as may be legally within the province of their re-

spectice duties. And especially to furnish the officers charged

with the service of the writ mentioned in the foregoing pe-

tition of William Dryden Justice of the Peace of Daviess

County with a force sufficient to enable him to execute

said process and bring the offenders to Justice.

L. W. Boggs

Commander in Chief