Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from General David R. Atchison, 3rd Division of Missouri Militia at Liberty, MO to Governor Boggs, Jefferson City, MO ]
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D.R. Atchison


Com. in Chief

Sept 27, 1838


Liberty . Sept: 27, 1838

To the Commander in Chief.

Sir- I received a com:

:munication by express on the 26th together

with a report from Brig: Genl: Parks,

who is in command of the troops, left by me

in Daviess County . I have made two reports

to your excellency. One sent by major

Rogers, the other by mail neither of which

I presume your Excellency has received.

One dated 17th . September- the other the 20th

Sept: The force under Genl Parks, is deem:

:ed sufficient to execute the laws & keep

the peace in that County Things are not

so bad in that County as they have been

represented by rumor and in fact from

affidavits, I have no doubt your Excellency

has been deceived by the exaggerated statements

of designing or half crazy men. I have

found there is no cause of alarm on ac:

:count of the Mormons they are not to be

feared they are very much alarmed. I

transmit a report made to me by Genl

Parks, dated 25th Sept: & from that report, I learn

that the Genl has reported to your Excellency I have the honor

to be xc. David R. Atchison

Maj: Genl: 3rd. Div: Mo. Mi: