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

City of Jefferson 15th Sept 1838.

Orders

General David R. Atchison of the 3rd Division

Missouri Militia.

Sir

Information has been recently received

by the Commander in Chief that the Officers entrusted

with the administration of the law within an for Daviess

County is wholy unable so to do, without the presence

and assistance of an armed force.

The Commander in Chief therefore orders that without

delay you cause to be raised a sufficient force of the

troops under your command, and with said troops aid

the Civil officers within and for said County, to execute

all writs and other legal process, with the service of which

they may be charged. And you are specially directed, with

said sufficient force to aid and assist the officers charged

with the execution of a certain writ issued by William

Dryden a Justice of the peace within and for said County

on the 29th August last past, for the arrest of Andrew

Ripley, George Smith and others named in said writ to execute

the same and bring the offenders to justice.

By order of the Commander in Chief

B.M. Lisle Adjutant Genl. Mo Mi