Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from General John B. Clark, Headquarters of Missouri Militia at Far West, MO to General Robert Wilson, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division of Missouri Militia ]
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Nov 7, 1838


Copy of order to

Brig Genl Wilson

of  Nov 7 1838



[The above inscription

is crossed out]


                                    Head Quarters Far West

                                                            Nov 7th 1838

Genl Order

                                    Brigadier Genl Robt

Wilson will take up the line of March

with his Brigade on this morning for

[“Ad” erased] Adam On Diamon in Daviess

County and take possession of the pris

oners at that place and proceed to

ascertain those who committed crime

and when done to put them under

Close guard and when he moves take

them to Keytsville after haveing them

recognzed by the proper authority

He will then indeavor to restore the

the Citizens of Davis to their homes

after things have been restored as

far as may be he will March for

home and discharge his force and

report to me I send a copy of the order

of the Govr to me which are transfered to

him in all things for that particular

service to do all things which you

May deem necessary under said order

                                    John B Clark

                                    Majr Genl Comg