Oct 28, 1838
Head Quarters of the 3rd & 4th. Div: M.M.
To the Commander in Chief Mo: Militia
Sir—From late outrages
committed by the mormons, Civil war
is inevitable. They have set the laws of the
country at defiance, & are in open rebel:
:lion. We have about two thousand
men under arms, to keep them in check.
The presence of the Commander in Chief
is deemed absolutely necessary. And
we most respectfully urge that your
Excellency be at the seat of War, as
soon as possible—
Your most obedient servants
Saml D. Lucas Maj: Genl: 4: Div.