Joseph Smith orders acting General Dunham of the Nauvoo Legion to be prepared to assist Marshall Greene in destroying the Nauvoo Expositor.

Jun 10, 1844
Government Document
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Scribed Verbatim

"Military Order to Jonathan Dunham, 10 June 1844," The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed January 18, 2022

John McEwan, Willard Richards
John McEwan, John Portineus Greene, Jonathan Dunham, Joseph Smith, Jr., Willard Richards
Jonathan Dunham

To Jonathan Dunham)

acting Major Gen of Nauvoo Legion)

Head Quarters

Nauvoo Legion

June 10th. 1844.

You are hereby commanded to hold the Nauvoo Legion in readiness for[th]with to assist the Marshall of said city to execute the city ordinance, and especially to remove the printing establishment of the Nauvoo Expositor, and this you are required to do at sight under penalty of the Law. provided the Marshall shall require it and need your Services

Joseph Smith

Lieut. Genl. N. Legion

Endorsed The written is a true copy of the original order of Lieut Gen Smith to Gen. Dunham

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & private seal at Nauvoo June 10— 1844

W[illard] Richards Recorder C. n [city of Nauvoo] L. S. [1/4 page blank]


Lieut. General Smith to Gen Dunham

June 10th.1844

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