Mayor’s Order to Nauvoo City Marshal, 18 June 1844

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Mayor’s office)
City of )
June 18, 1844.)
From <​the​> news papers <​that​> around us and the current reports as brought in from the surro[u]nding country I have good reason to fear that a mob is organizing to come upon this and plunder and destroy <​said ​> as well as murder the citizens, and by virtue of the authority vested in as mayor, and to preser[v]e the and lives of the citizens, I do hereby declare the said within the limits of its incorporation, under martial law: The officers therefore of the , the police, as well as all others will strictly see that no persons or property pass in or out of the without due orders
Joseph Smith
By )
Clerk) [p. [1]]
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Copy of Mayor ’s proclamation of Martial law
June 18, 1844.
June 18. 1844
Martial Laws declared in the [p. [4]]


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    Docket in handwriting of John McEwan.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.