Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

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

                                                Nov 15.

                                                Document No. [illegible]


                                    Executive Department

                                                City of Jefferson

                                                            15th Nov: 1838.


            I have the honor to acknowledge

the receipt of your communication

of 10th & 11th inst. by Mr. Maupin,

the express.

            Upon an examination of the law

I find I have no power to appoint

a Commissary General, there being

one already in Commission.  The

duties you speak of as having been

performed by [“Mr.” crossed out] A. W. Morrison esqr

might have been performed by

your Division Quartermaster.  Your

certificate of his appointment how:

:ever, to discharge certain duties, as

for instance, as acting commissary

for the detachment under your

command I presume would be

altogether sufficient—

            You will oblige me by sending

at your earliest convenience a

copy of my second order to you, as

forwarded by Mr. Rees,—In the hurry

of business I neglected to retain a copy

& it is necessary to have one as this

whole matter will probably

undergo an investigation by the

Legislature. Your report will

be expected at your earliest con:

:venience.  You will hasten your

operations, & discharge all the troops

as soon as the circumstances of the

case will permit.

                        I have the honor to

                                    be very respectfully

                                                Yr. Obdt Servt

                                                            L. W. Boggs

Maj: Genl: Jno B. Clark