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 Captain Childs, of the Boonville Guardsin Boonville, MO ]
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                                                                        Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                           Adjutant Generals Office

                                                                                  City of Jefferson

                                                                                         Sept  18th  1838.

To Captain Childs

            Commander the

                        Booneville Guards

                                    Sir

                                                You will cause your Company to be

held in readiness and mounted, each man with ten

days provision and the necessary arms and ammunition

to proceed immediately upon the order of the Governor

with him to the scene of difficulty in the Counties

of Daviess & Caldwell.  Your action upon this subject

is required to be immediate and prompt.

                        The Commander in Chief hopes and calcu-

lates upon the Booneville Guards using every exertion

in their power to procure horses, and of their being in

readiness to march upon his arrival in Booneville

which will be about the end of the present week.

                                    By order of the Commander in Chief

                                                B.M. Lisle Adjutant Genl. Mo Mi