Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from Peter G. Glover, Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO to Governor Boggs, Jefferson City, MO ]
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P. G Glovers


Com; in chief

Sept 22 1838



                                                                             Office of Sec: of State Mo.

                                                                                 City of Jefferson . Sept:22nd 1838

                                                                                                  5 o’clock . P.M.

To his excellency

L.W. Boggs. Gov: Mo

                                    Sir. The accompanying

two letters or reports from Maj: Gen: Atchison &

Brig: Gen: Doniphan, on the subject of the Mor:

:mon difficulties, the former directed to your

excellency, & the latter from Gen: Doniphan

to Gen: Atchison , have just been received by expresz

Deeming them of sufficient importance to

justify the sending of them to you by expresz.

I have engaged Jesse B. Baber esqr. for that pur:

:pose, who will leave some time to night, or

very early in the morning.

                                   From the tenor of those

paperz it would appear that there is no

necessity for the troopz, that have been rais:

:sed from this Division to march.-  The Com:

:manding officer, however doez not consider

that he would be justifiable in disbanding

them, or suspending, for a few dayz, operationz

without expresz orders to that effect from

the Commander-in-Chief.  He has accordingly

taken up a few minutes ago, the line of

march, for the seat of difficultiez.

                                 I have the honor to be very respectfully yrz  

                                                                 Peter G. Glovers