Mayor’s Order to Nauvoo City Marshal, 10 June 1844

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State of Illinois)
City of )
To the of said Greeting
You are hereby commanded to destroy the printing establishment press from whence issues the Nauvoo Expositor, and pie the Type of said printing establishment in the streets and burn all the Expositors and libellous hand bills found in said establishment and if resistance is offered to your execution of this order by the owners or others, demolish the house and if any one threatens you or the Mayor or the officers of the , arrest those who threaten you, and fail not to execute this order without delay, and write on and return hereon
By order of the city council
Joseph Smith
Mayor
Mayors office
June 10th. 1844. [p. [1]]
 
State of Illinois)
City of )
To the of said Greeting
You are hereby commanded to destroy the printing press from whence issues the Nauvoo Expositor, and pie the Type of said printing establishment in the streets and burn all the Expositors and libellous hand bills found in said establishment and if resistance is offered to your execution of this order by the owners or others, demolish the house and if any one threatens you or the Mayor or the officers of the , arrest those who threaten you, and fail not to execute this order without delay, and write and return hereon
By order of the city council
Joseph Smith
Mayor
Mayors office
June 10th. 1844. [p. [1]]
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