Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from Lyman Wight, Liberty MO to Governor Boggs, Jefferson City MO ]
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To L. W Bogs


Jefferson City


[Col _ Mor]

Lyman Wight

Filed this 24th

day of March


      J. L Minor

Liberty                  March 15th       1839

                              To your Exelency

L W Bogs  Goviner of the State of

Missorie I adress a few lines to

inform you that I have Sent a

petition to the Supreem Judges

Which will show to you the Distresed

Situation of your petitioner and his

helplis family as well I can set it

forth in this letter I there fore

request that you Read the Said Pet

ition wishes that after you have Read

the Said petition and Hear the Evidence

of the Barr of this and other Evidences whi

ch I will produse also youre Excelency

was personly acquainted with me in

Jackson County and with the sufering

of my self and family that I gave up

my arms and left the county [I have

 _ _ upon _ ] and my family

as you [ ] in the petition have

been Driven from the State a wife and

Six helplis [“family” crossed out] children in a tent

on the Bank of the Mississippi River

Without food and Rayment and there

Life Depends on my Being a [miditly

Bilund] therefore your petitioner asks

in the name of Humanity Honor Justice

and the cries of infant children that

you Read this and forth with grant

your petitioner a releas from this

Confinement with out anny furthr

trial and send me a reply by the

same By So Doing you may save the

Lives of inosent women and infant chil

-ren Shoud you Do So youre servant

will Be Exeedenly Greatful to youre

Excilency and for this youre Petitioner

earnestly Pray        Yours With Respect

                              Lyman Wight

L W Bogs