Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from General John B. Clark, 1st Division of Missouri Militia, Richmond, MO to Governor Boggs, Jefferson City, MO ]
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Jno B Clark




Comr  for Morrison

                                                            Nov. 11, 1838

                                    Head Quarters. Richmond. Nov. 11th. 1838

His Excellency L. W. Boggs.

                                                Sir.  Inasmuch as the

Commissary General of the State could not follow

the movements of the army under my command,

and it becoming absolutely necessary for the

preservation of the Stores & munitions of war

to have an acting Commissary, I appointed to

that office Alfred W. Morrison, & desire your

Excellency to ratify that appointment, & have

forwarded to me or Mr. Morrison at Fay:

:ette, a commission to that effect.  It is de:

:sirable if possible to have it before my final

report of the expedition is made

                                                I have the honor to be your

                                                Obdt. Humble servt:

                                                John B. Clark

                                                Maj: Genl. 1st. Division


Let the commission

be dated 29th Oct. 1838