Individual Affidavits from the LDS Historical Department (G–O)

Clark V. Johnson, ed., Mormon Redress Petitions: Documents of the 1833–1838 Missouri Conflict, (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992), 211–305.

GARDNER, Morgan L.

Morgan L Gardner vs Against Missouri

In Damages from the time I left the State of Ohio and going to the State of Missouri-to Jackson County and being Driven from that place to Clay County and Sufering much Loss and Distress of mind Being an expenc and thrown out of employ

$500.00

Having again to remove from Clay to Caldwell and Loss of property

100.00

Having to Leave my Famaly and flee for my Life and Sufering much in Consequ[ence] of Exposure and ill health Being gon Six months and the Loss of property

500.00

and Being Driven from the State of Missouri By Orders of the governor

1,000.00

I Certify the Above to Be a true Statment of facts and maters acording to the Best of my Knowledge

Quincy Illinois May 7th 1839

Morgan L Gardner

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

GATES, George

Quincy Illinois May 18th 1839

loss of property in the state of Missouri

time & Expence in mooveing to State

$140.00

loss of property in the State

50.00

mooveing out of the State

25.00

 

$215.00

I Certify the above to be true according the best of my knowledge

George Gates

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

GATES, Gipson

The State of Missouri Dr to Gipson Gates

For mooving from the State of Ohio to the State of Missouri in 1832

$290.00

For being Driven from Jackson County in 1833 for the loss of property time and health

2,500.00

to 40 acres of land

50.00

to 6 acres of Corn

50.00

to 2 acres of Wheat

10.00

to one Rifle

18.00

For being Driven in 1838 from Clay County to Caldwell for the loss of house hold furniture

375.00

For being driven out of the State of Missouri in AD 1839 time & expence of mooving

158.00

For 88 acres of land with 22 acres improvement in Clay Co Fishing River

775.00

Total

$4,286.00

I do hereby Certify that the above accompt is a just & accurate according to the best of my knowledge

Gipson Gates

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 10 May 1839.]

GATES, Gipson [1]

I Gibson Gates do hereby Certify that I was residing in Jackson County Missouri in the fall of the year of 1833 and had Been for the space of about one year I was at a meeting one day for worship when a man By the name of Masters came to us stateing that he was sent By the mob to inform us that if we would forsake our religion they were willing to Be our Brother[s] and to fight for us But if not said he our young men are ready and we can scarce constrain them from falling upon you and cuting you to piaces soon after this there came a large company of armed men to my place and withe much thretning and profane words ordered me to Be gone By the next day or they would kill me and my famlily in consequence of which thretning we quit our house in the month of Nov. leaving most of our effects suffering verry much with cold fatigue and hunger we took on the priarre and went southward twenty miles or more where we staye a few weeks But still Being theatened By the mob we removed to Clay County where we lived in peace until the fall of 1838 whe[n] a mob arose against the people of the church of the Later day saints when I we were again obliged to leave our home seeke safety in an other place for a few weaks when we returned our house had Been Broken open and the lock of trunk Broken and the most valuable contents thereof taken away the most of our Beding and furniture was either stolen or destroyed and then ordered to leave the State

Gipson Gates

[Sworn to before D. W. Kilbourn, J.P., Lee Co., IA, 20 Mar 1840.]

GATES, Jacob

this is to certify that in the year one thousand Eight hundred and thirty four I left the State of Vt and located in the State of Missouri clay county purchased a farm lived two years when we ware compeled by the people of that county to leave it and removed to Coldwell County here I lived until the Spring of 1839 when I was driven from the State of Mo on the peril of my life and the life of my family I was imprison thretned and abused and in short great ware the sufferings of my family caused by the People of Missouri and as I have not been protected in my rites as a free born sitizon of Amarica I ask yes I clame at the hand of these United States an Appropriation equil to the amount of damages sustained which is as folows commensing in Clay Co. Mo. loss of propity and expence in removeing from Clay county $150.00 the loss in Caldwell County Mo. Land and Bildings $1000.00 fals imprisonment $1000.00 defimation $500.00 deprived of Sitison Ship $1000.00 expence of removeing to Illinois a distence of 250 miles five hundred dollars makeing in all four thousands one hundred and fifty dollars

Jacob Gates

I do hereby certify that the above list of accompt are Correct according to the best of my knowledg

Jacob Gates

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

GAYLORD, Liester

in the year 1838 and 1839

The amount of Property and time lost by being Driven and Deprived of my rites and Privileges to one house and Clearing one lot and Fensing the same

$50.00

To the amount of lost time and expenses at Davis Co Mo and mooving From Davis to Caldwell Co. mo.

40.00

loss of time and expenses in and From Caldwell Co mo to illinois

150.00

Damage of arms

10.00

Liester Gaylord

I Certify the within a count to Be correct a cording to the best of my knowledg

May the 6 1839 Quincy Illinois

Liester Gaylord

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

GEE, George W.

State of Missouri to George W. Gee Dr

to loss of time and expence for mooveing to the state of Mo.

$100.00

to loss of property while in the State

219.75

to loss of time and expence for being complled to leave the State

187.50

total

$507.25

I certify the above acct. to be true according to the best of my knowledge

George W. Gee

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

GIFFORD, Alpheas

May

I take this oppertunity to relate a scech of my Sufferings in missoui i moved into jackson County march 1833 after labering through the summer was driven from the county into clay to suffer with my sick famly without a hous afte living thare three years and a half and labering under meny disadvantags and suffering much through sickness and other fatigues on the acount of being driven Then we was driven from their in to Caldwell After remaining their one year and a half we was driven from the Staete into the state of elinois whear we now dwell and we are now destitute [o]f bedding Clothing and provision and all moste every comfert of life all this onthe account of being driven

a charge for actual losses by being driven from jackson County to hundred dollers from Clay to hundred and fifty dollers for losses in Caldwell three hundred dollers for the act of driveing from the state I charge ten thousand dollers for being deprived of liberty of living in the state of missouri nothing will satisfy but being and protected

Alpeus gifford

I certify the with in to be just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowldg

A[lp]heas Gifford

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 14 May 1839.]

GILBERT, Mary Ann

May 13th 1839

the State of Missourie to Mary Ann Gilbert Dr. Occasioned by the Mob of Said State in the years 183[8] and 1839

to freight and loss of goods

$100.00

to loss of time and the expeses of moveing

300.00

to Suffering and being deprived of Citizenship

1,000.00

Mary Ann Gilbert

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 13 May 1839.]

GODDARD, Stephen H.

To the highest orthorities of the United States I here present you a bill of damages against the State of Missouri Since the year 1837 Nov 1st

For the expense of moveing to that State and also the expense of returning from there with the exposure of health and many inconveniances on the account of being driven from there two hundred dollars

$200.00

For being Compelled to leave my work in Clay County or deny my belief in the Scriptures[.] The loss of Clothing and other property which were Stolen from my house in Clay County about the time of the Battle on Crocked River one hundred and fifty dollars

150.00

For the danger myself and family were exposed to in the time of the Campaign in far-West with the Confiscation of of house and lands with other property eight hundred

800.00

For the privation of Citizenship one thousand dollars

1,000.00

Whole amount

$2,150.00

Quincy Adams County Nov. 1st 1839

Stephen H. Goddard

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 1 Nov 1839.]

GOFF, James

May the 6th 1839

I charge against the state of Missourie for the propperty lost on the account of the Mob in Mo

for fourteen acres of corn

$120.00

for twelve acres of corn

120.00

one cow and farming utintials

40.00

for loss of time

100.00

for fity acres of land

150.00

house and lot

150.00

 

$680.00

I certify the with in to be correct according to the best of my knowledge

James Goff

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

GOLDSMITH, Gilbert

quinsy may the 7 1839

Stait of masourie Dr to Gilbert goldsmith for damage for being driving out of the state by the govener order for to Exspencis mooveing to mosaurie from ohio

$75.00

to loss of property in Jacksoncounty 1833

500.00

to for be ing driv ing from ray co by amob to [wit] Saniel Cleven ger, [2] and seanier, wm millsap, thomas keney, James allin ka[ . . .] millsap, Abraham rhimer, All arm with pis tales and whips, and for the loss of property

75.00

In davis county in 1838. Loss of crops and improvements Hoghs and for loss of time

600.00

Exspencis for m ooveing to Ilanois and time

50.00

to one hors and 1 gun 1 sword

93.00

 

$1,393.00

I sirtify the ab ove to be atrew acount acording to the best of my knowlag

Gilbert Goldsmith

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

GOLLAHER, William C.

Illenois May th 28 1839

a bill of Damages a gainst the State of Missouri for Being unlaufully Driven from it

first for moove[ing] into the State

$50.00

for Loss of propperty and time and Damage while in the State

800.00

for Loss of time and Damage of mooveing out of the State

150.00

[Total]

$1,000.00

I certify the a bove a count to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

William C. Gollaher

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 29 May 1839.]

GOLLIHER, James

Quincy Ilenoy May 18th 1839

Damage receivd by the inhabit[ants] of Missourie & expences in Mooveing

$1,000.00

also expo[s]ed to the weather in which sickness followed & the loss of one of my Children othr sickness also occasioned by the same

James Golliher

I certify the a bove to be true according to the best of my knowledge

J Golliher

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

GOULD, William

May 10th 1839

State of Missouri Dr to the under signed for damage Sustained by being driven out of the State, loss in sale of land one hundred and fifty dollars. loss of time fifty dollars Expence of moveing fifty dollars

$250.00

Clayton May 11: 1839

Wm. Gould

[Sworn to before J. Douglas, J.P., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

GRAHAM, Carter

Illenois Quincy May 16th 1839

a bill of Damages a gainst the State of Missouri for Being Driven from the State

first for mooving to State

$175.00

for loss of propperty in the State

1,300.00

for Being Driven from the Sta

200.00

I [c]ertify the a bove to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

Carter Graham

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 22 May 1839.]

GRANT, Ezra F.

May the 10th 1839

State of Missouri Debt to the undersigned for damages sustained by being driven from the afore said state loss of time fifty dollars one rifle eighteen dollars and expence of moveing thirty dollars whole amount

$98.00

Ezra F. Grant

[Sworn to before J. Douglas, J.P., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

GRAVES, Alvin C.

Nov 1833

State of Missourie Dr to Alvin C. Graves for being Driven from Jackson County to Clay and from Clay to

Caldwell and from caldwell out of the state Dr to being Driven from Jackson County being forsed to leave my land and of two hundred and forty acres with a good improvement of a house and about 30 acres under fence and tanyard with a bout one thousand Dollars worth of stock Ordered off by a mob headed by Gabrael Fitzhugh and the loss of my crop

$5,000.00

to being Driven from Clay County to Caldwell in 1836

and 1837

1,500.00

to being Driven from Caldwell in 1838 having to leave

the state in the winter and the sufferings of my family

3,000.00

to being forsed to leave my farm of one hundred ten acres of land with about house and smokehouse and stable and a bout fifteen acres under fence

1,000.00

to my house and smokehouse being burned

500.00

to being deprived of citizanship

25,000.00

 

$36,000.00

Alvin C Graves

I certify the above to acount to be correct acording to the best of my Knowledg

Alvin C. Graves

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

GRAYBILL, Michael

Illenois adams county May 11th 1839

the following is my charge for Damage a gainst the State of missauri Viz in 1838 and 1839

house taken seventy five Dollars

$75.100

one waggon and harness Sixty Dollars

60.00

five months time Lost my self and three boys three hundred and Sixty Dolls

360.00

in Land fifty Dollars

50.00

vegitables five Dollars

5.00

hogs twenty Dollars

20.00

five hundred and seventy Doll. total sum

$570.00

Michael Graybill

[Sworn to before W. Oglesby, J.P., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

GREENE, Addison [3]

Quincy March 17 1840

I Addison Greene do Certify that in the month of october one thousan Eight hundred & thirty Eight; when I was peacable walking the high rodes in Ray County State of Mosur[a] I was molested & taken a prisnor by ten armed men, who took from me one dobled Barrel fowling pice & a[ . . .]ipags thetning to blowout my Brains & Swore that if they I was a Mormon they would hang me without further cerrimoney-

Thay had previously been too my lodging & taken my horse Saddle & Bridle. all was then taken in to the woods about one Miled too Bogards Camp I was Kept a Prisnor untill the next morning when I was let go but have not obtained any part of my proprty what was worth about one hundred & fifty dollars.

A Greene

[Sworn to before J. H. Holton, N.P., Adams Co., IL, 17 Mar 1840.]

GREENE, John P. [4]

Quincy March 17, 1840

I John P. Greene was in company with Severel of my neighbors wa[l]king the Rode in peace when one of oure company a young man by the name of Obanion was Shot down at my Side! being Shot by a company of mobbers. & Soon after this we ware fireed uppon a gain & two more ware Kiled & Several other woundd this was about the 25 day of oct. one thousan Eight hund[red] & thirty Eight in the State of Mosura. & I do hereby Certify the above to bee true according to the best of my knowledge

John P. Greene

[Sworn to before J. H. Holton, N.P., Adams Co., IL, 17 March 1840.]

GROSBERRY, Zimri

Illinois Quincy May 15, 1839

A Bill of Damages against the State of Missouri

First for being driven from the State

 

First for loss of property in the State

$50.00

for moving out of the State

25.00

[Total]

$75.00

I certify the above account to be true and just according to the best of my knowledge

Zimri Grosberry

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

GROVER, Thomas

Illenois May the 7 1839

a bill of Damages and Debt a gainst the State of Missourie in conciquence of the Goviner order of Extermination

Damage By hogs and Cattle Being stolen by the missourians and also farming tools

$65.00

also loss on a farm

900.00

also loss on two town lots

75.00

also loss on Grain

85.00

 

$1,125.00

I Do here by certify that the a bove acount to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Thomas Grover

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

GROVES, Elisha H.

Columbus Adams County Ill May 6: 1839

This is to cirtify of the Loss that I have met with in the State of Mosouri I removed into the County of Daves in the winter of 1837 have ing bought one hudred and Sixty Acres of Land which Cost me three hundred and Sixty Dollars on which I Done two hundred Dollars worth of Improvement in the mont of october 1838 the mob drove me from My place and Stold my Cattle hogs plows hoes Chanes Destroyed bees I removed into Diammon a town in the County of Daves Commeced by the Morman peopele whare my wife was brot to bed on the 7 of November without a Shelter to Cover from the Storm on the 11 of November I was Drove out of the County of Davis into Calwell Still without a shelter to Cover from the Storm a gain drove out of the State of Mosouri by the threats of the Mob which has destroyed my health and that of my famely

Expence in moveing

$30.00

Lost in my Possession

500.00

2 yoke of work Cattle

120.00

in hogs

50.00

in plows hoes Chanes bees

40.00

one Cow Corn fodder hay potatoes Cabig

50.00

Chickens

5.00

5 monts time with a tum

200.00

I am know a liveing neare Colubus in Aams Co Ill destitute of a home or menes to obtain the Comforts of Life

tun thousand Dollars would not be a Compsation for the abuse the Loss of health the Suffering and the Loss of Citisonship which I had for Six years in the State of Mosouri I have here given a fare Statement of my Loss and Sufferings in the fall and winter of 1838 & 39

Elisha H Groves

I Certify the above account to be Just and true according to the best of my knowadge

Elisha H. Groves

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 22 May 1839.]

GROVES, Elisha H. [5]

I Elisha H Groves of the town of Quincy and state of Illinois depose and saith that I was a resident of Davies County in the state of Missouri and that on the 16th day of November in the year of our Lord 1838 Judge Vinson Smith and others came to my house and ordered myself and famely Levi Taylr David Osborn & othes to Leave our possessions which we had bought of Government and payed our money for the same saying we must within three days leave the County or they would take our lives. for ther was no Law to save us after that time in consequence of ther procedings together with Govorner Boggs exterminating order we were compelld to Leave the state of Missouri Furthermore this deponent saith not. Given under my hand at Quincy the 17 day of March AD 1840

Elisha H. Groves

[Sworn to before W. Tainter, who signed for C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 16 Mar 1840.]

HAMILTON, James B.

Illinois Quincy May 14 1839

a bill of Damage a gainst the State of Missouri for Deprivation propperty time mooving an other Expences

first fo mooveing to the State

$40.00

for property lost in the State By a mob

500.00

for mooveing out of the State

150.00

 

$690.00

I certify the a bove a count to be Just and true a cording to the best of my knowledg.

James B. Hamilton

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

HANCOCK, Alvah

I Alvah Hancock do certify that I was driven from Jackson co from house & lands crops & stock by a mob In the year of our lord 1833 one thousand dollars

& being compeld to leave clay co & go to coldwell five hundred dollars

& being drove from colwell from two one forty acres with thre bildings & a good improvement And one fration peace with three bildings and a good stock of hogs & bees & cattle damage three thousand dollars.

full a mount four thousand five hundred dollars

Alvah Hancock

[Sworn to before D. H. Wells, J.P., Hancock, Co., IL, 14 Mar 1840.]

HANCOCK, Joseph

Nauvoo March 14th 1840

I Joseph Hancock of Hancock Co Illenois do certify that I was driven from my possesions in Caldwell and Clay Countys Mo Consisting of two eighty acors of land one in Clay the other in Caldwell Co, also a City lot in farwest together with Cattle horses hogs and grain to the amount of twelve hundread dollars

$1,200.00

land

3,000.00

$4,200.00

Amount

Also I testefy that I hered many threats a gainst the mormons, one in perticular Archabold Moss swore he would kill any Mormon he Could see in any place whare he Could find him

my boy was robed of his rifle and I have not seen it since worth $16 dollars

Joseph X Hancock

[Sworn to before D. H. Wells, J.P., Hancock Co., IL, 14 Mar 1840.]

HANCOCK, Levi W.

Loss I have endured by the state of Missouri

Moveing from Ohio to Mo

$100.00

Loss in lands

500.00

Loss in buildings

100.00

Loss in hogs & other Creatuers

75.00

Loss in tooles & timber

100.00

Damage for being drove from the state in the stormy month of march cost and trouble & time which has bin the cause of considrable sickness and perhaps will bring death

1,000.00

whole amount

$1,875.00

May-19th-1838

Levi W Hancock

[Not sworn.]

HANCOCK, Levi W.

Nauvoo Hancock Co Illenois March 14th 1840

I Levi W Hancock do Certify that I was driven from my possessions in Missouri Consisting of forty acors of land three miles from farwest ten acors on the side of town which was to be run into lots also one City lot nere the Contemplated Church was to stand together with much looss property houses shop tools and lumber to work hogs sheep & poltry to the amount of

land

$2,000.00

buildings improvement and other losses

500.00

 

$2,500.00

Levi W Hancock

[Sworn to before D. H. Wells, J.P., Hancock, Co., IL, 14 Mar 1840.]

HANCOCK, Solomon

The State of Missouri to Solomon Hancock Dr. For damages in being driven from Jackson County in Novr. 1833 and loss of property and Time and other privations

$500.00

And again from Caldwell County in the Sprind of 1839 loss of property &c

1,000.00

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 3 Jun 1839.]

HANCOCK, Thomas

The State of Missouri to Thomas Hancock dr. For being driven from Caldwell County in the Spring of 1839 and loss of property Expense of moving and other privations

$500.00

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 3 Jun 1839.]

HARRIS, George W.

Quincy Illinois May 8th 1839

The State of Illinois Missouri to Geo W Harris Dr

to one lot in Far West with hous and barn and frute trees on the Same

$1,000.00

to another lot in Far West unocupied

600.00

to a wood lot of forty acres Joining the City

1,000.00

to a lot of land in Adam on Diammon Joining Square

1,000.00

to three Sections of land that I improved on for my Self and famely in Daves County

3,000.00

to fals imprisonment for rising of thre weeks in an unfinished Coart hous with the windows broken out of about avery window and very Coald wether Say worse than laying out in the woods in the same kind of weather

3,000.00

 

$9,600.00

Geo W Harris

[Not sworn.]

HARRIS, Moses

Missouri Dr. for damages

first for moveing to Missouri $200.00

for standing under arms against a mob 2 weeks and for being driven from my place in Coldwell Co. Mo. and the loss of property and the loss of health $3,000.00

for not having the right as a sitizen of Missouri 3,000.00

this May the 6th AD. 1839

Moses Harris

I certify this to be a true copy of damages to the best of my knowledge

Moses Harris

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HARTWELL, Reuben P.

quincy May 6th 1839

A bill of damags sustained by Missouri Mob

to exspence money two and from Missouri

$150.00

to being hindered from buisness by mob

150.00

to damage done to waggon by Esq Black

10.00

to suffering through fear of extermination

300.00

to sacrifce of propperty

25.00

 

$635.00

I hearby certify the above to be a true account acording to the best of my knowledge

Reuben P. Hartwell

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HARVEY, John

Quincy Illinois May 11 1839

A Bill of Damages and Dept in the State of Missouri

First For moving to the State

$50.00

Loss on Land

200.00

Losses on Grain

50.00

Expences of Moving Away

50.00

I Certify the above account to be Just and true according to the best of my knoledge

John Harvey

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HARVEY, Johnathan L.

State of Missouri to Johnathan L. Harvey

October

Dr. to payment on land $80.00

$80.00

5th 1838

to one Rifle $20.00

20.00

 

one heifer $8 50/100

8.50

 

to damage & expense for being complled to remove out of the state $50.00

50.00

 

to hay & fodder $10.00

10.00

Apr 5th 1839

to loss of time from August 5th to April 5th 1839 25$ per month $200.00

200.00

 

Total

$440.50

I certify the above to be true according to the best of my knowledge

Johnathan L. Harvey

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

HAWK, William

Montrose Lee co Iowa Jan 7 1840

I hereby certify that Some time in the month of Oct 1838 an armed force collected in the County of Carrol near Dewitt and in open day light drove a man by the name of [H]umphrey out of his house and set fire to it and burned it to ashes and then sent an express ordering all the Mormons to leave the place as Soon as the next day the next day they Sent another express ordering them to leave in six hours or they would be massacred upon the ground they also fired their guns at diffirent persons traveling the road near the town the mormons were at length compelled to leave their possessions and all removed to caldwell consisting of Seventy and perhaps one hundred families many of whome were in want of the Sustinance of life sick & Some died upon the way about two weeks after this another armed force invaded Farwest took my gun and compelled me to Sign away my property both personall and real and leave the State fourth with

Wm. Hawk

[Sworn to before D. W. Kilbourn, J.P., Lee Co., IA, 7 Jan 1840.]

HAWLEY, Pierce

Pierce Hawley left Sangamon County Illinois to go to the State of Mos[ura] on the 4 of Sept 1837

i left I went with 34 head of cattle 69 head of Sheap 6 hosses 3 waggons arived in colwell county on the 20 of November [vying] to high wal[ers] expences

$255.50

purchesed 30 acros of land and lost of laber and land

250.00

Mooved to ray county to rent afarm the lose of the crop by being drove from the same

425.00

one man was whiped that i sent to gether my grane Sept 1838 i baught a lot in Duett for to move there but was prevented by the mob i was take a prisner and forbced to moove then on the penelty of my life and had to loose my lot for i could not sel it the lot cost

100.00

Damage Sustained

100.00

Driven from ray county on the 24 of octtober by the mob to colwell count Damag for beng driveen with my wife and nine children

300.00

then haveing to leave the S[t]ate with my famaly in the wintir and the lose of propperty by suirepise by being compeld to sel my property at a redused prise

1,000.00

the mob stole 2 ho[r]ses one [acrage] 3 hogs which was worth

350.00

the lose of time from the the first of Octtober 1838 to the first of may 1839 with my self and famaly

500.00

 

$3,280.50

I certify that the a bove acount to be just acording to the best of my knowlage

Pierce Hawley

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HAWN, James

A bill of Damiges a gainst State of mysouri for being Driven Loss of propperty I Charge five Hundrd Dollars

Quincy may 18th 1839

I certify the a bove to Be Just and and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg-

James Hawn

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 17 May 1839.]

HAYSE, Thomas

Illanois Quincy May the 8th 1839

a bill of Debt and damages against the state of missouri which accrued in consequence of the goviners order of Extermination

first Charge for expence in Moving to the state

$300.00

loss of time and property personal

100.00

and [beeind] Driven from house and Land and wife and Children and state

1,000.00

I hereby Certify the above to be just and true given under my hand the Day and date above written

Thomas Hayse

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

HEDLOCK, Reuben

May the 7 1839 Quincy Illenois

a bill of Damiges and debt against the State of Missouri for being Driven from place to pl[ace] and at last by the order of the Goviner out of the State

for mooveing from the State of New York to Caldwell County Mo

$200.00

two Horses taken by the mob

150.00

Loss of landed propperty

230.00

Loss of furnitur and other propperty

25.00

for being Driven from the State

500.00

 

$1,105.00

I Do certify that the a bove acount is Just and true a cording to the best of my Knowledg

Reuben Hedlock

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

HENDRICKS, James

May th9 1839 Illenois Quincy

A count against the State of Mo for Debt and Damage Sustaned in conciquence of the Exterminating order

first time and expence

$150.00

for Being Driven from Clay to caldwel

50.00

Loss on Land in Caldwell

1,120.00

Stole of houshold goods by the mob

61.00

Stolen one cow and other propprty

51.00

mooving from the State Saccrfis

1,000.00

 

$2,432.00

I have also ben made a cripple for life having ben Shot By this Hellish Band

I certify the a bove a count to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my knowledg

James Hendricks

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

HENDRICKSON, Cornelius

Handcock Co and State of Illinois Warsaw illinois January 4 1840

An estimation made of property and time of my Self and famlys loss in State of missouri by being Driven a bout by mob from place to place from The year 33 to year 38 and last of all driven from The State by orders of the governor which amounts To one thousand three hundred dollars

Cornelius Hendrickson

I do also testify that I was in far west Callwell County when the militia troops Came there demanded our arms which we gave up and then placed a Guard around us for many days and distroyed the Property Such as burnig house logs and rails and many other deprodations &c

Cornelius Hendrickson

NB I saw Joseph Smith Jr Sidney Rigdon limon white And fifty or Sixty others taken prisoners and led off &C

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 Jan 1840.]

HERR, John P.

Quincy May the 7th 1839

State of Missouri Dr for damages

For loss of property in Jackson County in 1833 by having to leave the County in consequence of a mob

$50.00

for loss in Clay County in consequence of a mob in 1836

75.00

for loss of property and labour in Caldwell County, in consequence of the Govenors exterminating order in1838

500.00

for cittizenship distress and trouble

What you please

 

John P. Herr

I hereby certify that the above is a true bill according to the best of my knowledge

John P. Herr

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

HERRICK, Lemuel

SL

in the year 1834 in Jackson County Mo.

to the Burning my house

$150.00

to Burning my fence laying my impruvment wast[e]

150.00

to the desstrucktion of my Crops

100.00

to mooving from place to place for 8 weeks

100.00

to loss of propoty in Caldwell in 1838 to three horses stolen

100.00

to loss in my land

600.00

to loss in persnell property

200.00

to Mooving from Caldwell to Ilanoiss

100.00

 

$1,500.00

A Bill of damage done by the Mobbers of Missouri to me

Lemuel Herrick

I certify the within acount to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

Lemuel Herrick

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 29 May 1839.]

HESS, Jacob

May the 11th 1839. Illinois Quinsey

An account against the State of Missouri for debt and Damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order

Loss on Land

$175.00

Damage & Crop

108.00

Removal

30.00

 

$313.00

I certify the above to be a true and Just account according to the best of my Knowledge

Jacob Hess

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HEWITT, William

Illenois May the 7th 1839

A bill of Damages and Debt a gainst the State of Missouri in Consequence of the Governors Extermnating order first for being Deprived of 160 acres of Land

$300.00

for 1 rifle gun

20.00

for the Loss of time in Defence

186.00

for being Driven from the State

500.00

 

$906.00

I do hereby certify that the a bove a count is Just and true according to the Best of my knowledge

William Hewitt

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

HICKS, S.

This may Certify that in 1836 i moved from the State of michigan to missura and was Stoped on the rode in miss[ura] by a mob and in 1838 drove out of the State missura by the governor orders under the penelty of deth

lost mooving to the State of missura

$50.00

Lost in property in ray County

30.00

Lost in property in Caldwell County

200.00

Damages and expenses of moving to this place

50.00

Rites of CitizenShip moving to this place

 

I Certify that the within is a true Copy of damages acording to the best of my Ability

May the 6 1839 S. Hicks

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HIGBEE, Isaac

Quincy May the 6th 1839

A bill of damages against the state of Missouri for moving from the state of Ohio to Jackson Co. Missouri in 1833

$75.00

for the loss of property in land burning my house grain &c 500.00 loss of property in Clay County

300.00

for the loss of property of in Land and stock in caldwell County Mo. in 1838

500.00

for removing out of the state in concequence of the govenors exterminating order

50.00

for being deprived of citicenship in being driven from Jackson County and also from the state What you please

 

I do hereby certify the above to be true

Isaac Higbee

[Not sworn.]

HIGBEE, John S.

A Bill of Damages Against the state of missouri

expences for moveing from ohio to Jackson Co. in:

$100.00

for being Driven from Jackson County in 1833 looseing my crop stock expence of moveing an loss of time

1,000.00

for being Driven from Clay County in 1836 for loss of property stock property

3000.00

for Driveng from Caldwell County in 1838 loss of property expence of moving on account of the exterminating order by the govenor

1,000.00

for loss of citicenship

1,000.00

for false imprisonment 30 Days

600.00

I certify the above a counts to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

John S. Higbee

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

HIGBEE, Sophia

Quincy May the 6th 1839

A bill of damages against the state of Missouri for moving from ohio to Jackson Co. Mo.

$75.00

for loss of property in improvements & stock in Jacson Co in 1833 in consequence of being driven by a mob

500.00

for losses in Clay Co. in consequence of being driven in 1836

300..00

for loss of property in Caldwell Co in labour and stock &c 200.00

200.00

for expence of moving out of the state

40.00

for being deprived of my citicenship in consequence of the govenors exterminating order in 1838 and being exposed in the my 73d year of my age and the loss of my husband since I came here no earthly consideration can compensate me

Sophia Higbee

I do hereby certify the above to be true according to the best of my knowledge

Sophia Higbee

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HILL, Elisha

Handcock C State of Illenois

A Bill of Damages Sustaind by a mob in the state of Missouri during the years 1838 and 9 by being driven from the state

Sacrafised to go there in Sale of property

$100.00

Expence of moveing there

130.00

Sacrafised by the mob in the State

500.00

Expence of moveing from the State and lost time

170.00

To 1 rifle gun taken by the Malitia

25.00

Total nine hundred and twenty five Dollars

$925.00

Elisha Hill

[Sworn to before A. Monroe, J.P., Hancock Co., IL, 6 Jan 1840.]

HILLMAN, Sarah

Loss of property in Mo. by the mob

to one house and 40 acres of Land worth

$500.00

to one span of horses do

100.00

to one house and city lot do

100.00

to time and a gun that was taken

100.00

Sarah Hillman

[Not sworn.]

HOLBROOK, Chandler

Losses sustaind by moving into the State of missouri

April 14 1834, moved from the State of New York into missouri

70.00

In the year 1838 & 1839

80.00

Losses time 3 month lost

 

A yong mare

80.00

Potatoes Turnips Buckwheat and Corn

80.00

Things stolen

40.00

six sheep

18.00

[Subtotal]

$367.00

Losses on Lands sustained moving from the State Defermation, False Imprisonment and the losses on Lands

700.00

 

$1,068.00

Chandler Holbrook

I do hereby certif that the above bill of accounts are correct according to the best of my knowledge

Chandler Holbrook

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HOLLINSHEAD, Thomas

This is a true Statement of the loss and damages which I have Sustained in the State of Missouri in the County of Carroll, being driven off from my purchased possessions in the Town of dewitt, for which I payed $400 Dollars and hold a lawful Deed on record in Carrolton in the above named County the above Circumstances took place in the month of October in year 1838 by a mob of the Citizens of Carroll and other adjacent Counties and after I had Complied So far as to leave my House, was afterward taken prisener by two of the mob, and plundered of my watch worth $20 Dollar and then lodged in the County Goal where I was detained 7 days; I was then let out with [s]trict orders to leave the County in 24 hours; this was done by the Clerk of that County and others: and afterwords ordered to leave the State with the others professing the Same religion as my Self

My Clame of property, and expenses disappointment and so forth I consider to be worth Eight hundred Dollars $800

Adams Co. Illinois May 6th 1839

Thomas Hollinshead

I here by Certify the within to be a true satement

Thos. Hollinshead

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HOLMAN, David

Quincy Illinois May 18th 1839

A Bill against the State of Missouri

for in the Stat

$50.00

for the Burning of my house

150.00

for Laws of time

200.00

and Cow

25.00

for Moveing from the State

25.00

[Subtotal]

$450.00

for Land

480.00

 

$930.00

I Certify the above account to be Just and true acording to the best of my Knowlage

David Holman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

HOLMAN, James S.

Quincy Illinois May 18 1839

loss of property in the state of Missouri

 

damage in going to the state

$200.00

loss of property in the state

200.00

in coming out of the state

40.00

I Certify the above to be true according to the best of my knowledge

James S. Holman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

HOLMAN, Joshua S.

A bill of damages against the State of Missouri in 1838 For moveing to the state and one year labour being A mecanick and haveing A large famely, Being on expense

$500.00

in 1839 For the losse property and labour and remooving from the state

300.00

for being deprived of Citersnship by being driven by A cruel mob. Make it your own case

Joshua S. Holman

I do hereby Certify that the a bove bill of damages and Losses were Sustained by me and are correct according to the best of my judgement and abilities

Joshua S Holman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

HORR, Alvin

A bill of property Lost by reason of the mob of Missouri

fifteen ackers of corn and potatoes in Fayette Co

$75.00

loss of time and expense

30.00

Credit for our right

10.00

Clay County to a house and nine ackers of improvement on a lease

100.00

to loss of time

30.00

to labour

9.00

Credit for wheat and corn

18.00

Davis County to one improvement

150.00

to eleven ackers of corn

88.00

to wheat potatoes turnips garden and pumpkins

25.00

by the loss of waggon farming tools and bees

50.00

loss of time and expenee of moving

88.00

to one rifle sword and pistol

25.00

Credit to loss of hogs

15.00 Credit in [—-]

Credit by one watch

10.00

by cash

29.00

 

$685.00

I certify the above to be a true bill of my loss as pertains april 14–1839

Alvin Hor

I certify the Within a count to Be just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

Alvin Horr

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 1 Jun 1839.]

HULET, Charles

Illenois Quincy May th14 1839

a bill of Damages against the State of Missouri for Bein Driven from the State

fo mooving to the State and expences

$1,500.00

Loss of propperty in the State

1,000.00

for leaveing the State by mobocracy

1,500.00

 

$4,000.00

I certify the a bove acount to be Just and true a cording to the best of my Knowledg

Charles Hulet

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 14 May 1839.]

HULET, Francis

This may Certify that I Francis Hewlet was Driven from my Land from my house and home and famaly exposed to Storm in the month of November and my Self whipt by a lawles mob, the disavantages I have Labourd under with loss of time and property for five years and upwards, and after Setling in peace in Colwell County am again driven from my land house and home in the month of march I therefoer State my Damage at two thousan Dollars.

April the 19th 1839 at Adams County Ellinois

Francis Hulet

I certify the within to Be a true acount acording to the Best of my knowledg

Francis Hulet

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 21 May 1839.]

HULET, Sylvester

Illenois Quincy May 14th 1839

a bill of Damage a gainst the State of Missouri for being Driven from the State and loss of propperty

first for mooving to State and Expence

$75.00

for the loss of propperty in Jackson co and oth[er] placs bein Driven from place to place

1,500.00

for leaving the State and Expences

1,000.00

 

$2,325.00

I certify the above acount to be true and Just a cording to the best of my knowledg

Sylvester Hulet

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 14 May 1839.]

HUMPHREY, Smith

Illinois Adams co March 16th 1840

I Smith Humphrey Certify that I was a Citizen of Mysouri in Eighteen Hundred and thirty Eight and Sometime in the Month of oct of the Same year I was fallen uppon by A mob Commanded By Hyrum Standly the[y] took my Goods out of my House and Said Stanley Set fire to my house and Burnt it Before my Eyse and orderd me to leave the place forth with I Removed from Dewitt to Caldwell County where I was a gain a Saild By Govener Bogs Exterminating malitia the[y] took me prisiner and Robd my waggon of foure Hundred Dollars in cash and one thousand Dollars worth of Goods and Drove me out of the State

Smith Humphrey

[Sworn to before W. Tainter, who signed for C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 16 Mar 1840.]

HUNT, Jefferson

Illeenois quincy May the 11 1839

a Bill of damage a gainst the State of Missur[i] Los of Property while in the State Los of land

$1,000.00

Los of Cattle Sheep hogs house hold furnature

500.00

for Being drove out of the State

500.00

I do hear By Certify that the aBove is a Just and tru Bill according to the Best of my knowdge

Jefferson Hunt

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HUNTINGTON, Dimick B.

Quincy Illenois may the 8th 1839

A Bill of Domage against the State of Missouri in Consequenc of the Governors Exterminateing Order

first for moveing to the State

$100.00

for Loss of Property in notes Land and Stock &c

4,200.00

for Loss of time in Defending my rights against a mob

500.00

for moveing from the State

1,000.00

 

$5,800.00

I certify the above acount to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Dimick B Huntington

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

HUNTINGTON, William

State of Missouri Dr. to Wm. Huntington

to moveing from state of New York to Missouri

$150.00

to Log house built in Davis County

50.00

to ten months time one month of the time acting as One of the committe in Davis county settling the business Of the church agreable to the order of General Willson in said time my Life was thretned from time to Time at Last .

driven out of the county by a ruthless Mob

100.00

to Being drove out of the state by order of Govenor Bogs—said damge I will not Estimate but will leave it for others

 

Quincy May 7th 1839

Wm. Huntington

Amt estimated

$1,650.00

I hereby certify that the above account is just and true according to the best of my knowledge

Wm. Huntington

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

HUNTSMAN, Jacob

Illenois Quincy May th 11 1839

a bill of Damage a gainst the State Missorie for Loss of time and propperty

for mooving in to the State

$50.00

for Loss of propperty in the State

200.00

for Leaving the State

25.00

 

$750.00

I Certify the a bov to Be a Just a count a cording to the Best of m[y] Knowledg

Jacob huntsman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HUNTSMAN, James

Illenois Quincy May th 11 1839

a bill of Damagees a gainst the State of missouri for Being Driven from it-

first for mooving to th State

$150.00

for loss of propperty in the State on Land and other propprty

1,000.00

for leaving th State and Being Broke up &c &c

100.00

I certify the a bove acount to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my knowedg-

James Huntsman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HUNTSMAN, James W.

May the 9th 1839 Illinois Quinsey

An account against the State of Missouri for debt & damage Sustained in consequence of the Exterminating Order

Damage and removeal

$100.00

I certify the above account to be Just and true according to the best of My Knowledge

James W. Huntsman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

HUNTSMAN, John

Quincy Ill May 11th 1839

A bill of damages a gainst the State of Missouri

For moveing in to the State

$50.00

loss of property and moveing out of the State

150.00

I certify the above to be just and true to the best of my knowledge

John Huntsman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HUNTSMAN, Lydia

Illenois Quincy may 11th 1839

a bill of Damages a gainst the State of missourie for Being Driven from the State

first for mooving in to the State

$20.00

for propperty Loss in the State of Mo

100.00

For mooving out of the State

20.00

 

$140.00

I certify th a bove to Be true and Just a cording to th Best of my knowledg

Lydia Huntsman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HUNTSMAN, Peter

Quincy Ill May 11th A.D. 1839

For moveing in to the State of Missouri

$100.00

For loss of property in lands &c

500.00

Damage by moveing out of the State

100.00

I certify the above to just and true according to best of my knowledge

Peter Huntsman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

HURLBUTT, Simeon

May the 10th, 1839

Damages against State of Missouri

In moving to Missouri

$50.00

the Loss of my Clame in the State

650.00

in mooving to Caldwell Co

15.00

the Loss of grain and hay

75.50

my expences in moving to Illinois

30.00

the Loss on Land

800.00

Eight months loss of time

160.00

Damages in being driven and loss

1000.00

 

$2780.00

Simeon Hurlbutt

I certify the a bove acount to Be true and Just acording to the Best of my knowledg

Simeon Hurlbutt

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 14 May 1839.]

HUSTON, James

Adams County Illinois

A Bill of Damage Lost by the Exterminating order of the State of Missouri

To moving from the ohio to the State of Missouri

$300.00

Lost by a rifel gun and stopag on the way

40.00

Lost in Sale of Land

300.00

Lost by being Driven from my home & grain and other Articles

80.00

Loss in moving from Said State and the Expense is

100.00

 

$820.00

May 24th 1839

Lost by me James Huston

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 25 May 1839.]

JACKMAN, Levi

State of Missouri Dr to Levi Jackman

1833

To loss of buildings and improvemants

$150.00

 

“ loss of wheat on the ground

25.00

 

“ loss of time and expence of removing from Jackson Co. to Clay Co. having ben driven by the Mob

45.00

1836

To loss of buldings and auther property in Clay Co. and time and expence of removing to Coldwell Co. having ben driven by the mob

75.00

 

extrey expence of obtaining provision

15.00

1838 & 39

To loss of land property in the city Far West

200.00

 

To one rifle gun taken by the melitia from the gun smiths shop

15.00

 

To loss on the value of Stock and auther property being obliged to sel it for les than its value on the account of having to leve the State by the order of Govener Boggs

50.00

 

To loss of time of myself and boys and expence of removing from Caldwell Co. to the State of Illinois

150.00

 

To damiages by being deprived of the rigts of Citezen Ship

1,000.00

 

[Total]

$1,825.00

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

JACKSON, Henry

A short account of my labours suffering & losses for the last seven years on the 26th of June 1832 myself and family started with my team for Missoury Jackson Co. Mo. Where we arrived Sept the 2d after the an expense of one hundred & fifty dollars I settled on 20 acres of Land builded an house cleared and fenced 6 acres all of which labor was worth one hundred dollars.

In the spring of 1833 I cultivated the above named six acres of ground a promising prospect presented itself to crown the labours of my hands, but much to my sorrow my fence was throne down almost every day; cattle & hogs turned in; untill my crop was destroyed; the loss of which is not less than 40 Dollars. Having labored with my hands for the support of my family & had obtained a hansome stock of Hogs amounting to 20 in all 7 of them would have weyed one hundred & fifty each; in all worth 30 d also a debt of 10 dollars 75 cts for labor which I lost-Then driven from the Co of Jackson by the force of arms, with my brethren the Latter Day Saints, I went with my family into Clay Co Mo here I had resort only to the labor of my hands, for our support, During the summer of 1834 I went to fort Levens Worth, where I labored at 13 dollors per month, until I collected means sufficient to buy 20 acres of land, situated on the state rode, 4 miles west of Liberty, where I built a house 18 by 30 with a petition wall: and cleared fenced and put into cultivation five acres of ground I remained here untill the fall of 1837 when I was forced to leave this place at the loss of 2 hundred dollars I sustained here leaveing me again only to the labor of my hands for the support of my family untill the spring of 1838 after living in the Co of Caldwell one year I removed to Randolph Co. Mo. where I rented a small farm and cultivated the same here my crop was again destroyed myself & family driven not only from home & [—] without any means of subsistance but from the state of Missouri having payed my taxes and worked the roads

Loosing again my crop worth 50 dollors together with Suffering by being driven amidst the stormy blasts of snow & rain in the month of March which So effected my Sight that I am not able to work which damage I Co-estimate at the loss no less than a maintainance for life after sustaining a loss of property to the amount of 590 dollars.

This 21 of May 1839

Henry Jackson

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 24 May 1839.]

JACKSON, John

To Damage Sustaind by me John Jackson by being Driven from Jackson County and also from Caldwell County in the State of Missouri by Mob

three thousand Dollars

John Jackson

[Sworn to before S. G. Jackson, J.P., Van Buren Co., IA, 6 Mar 1840.]

JACOBS, Henry

State of Missourie to Henry Jacobs Debtor to wit the following

to twenty acres of corn at fifty bushels per acre amounting to one thousand bushels at fifty cents per bushel

$500.00

Do. to two acres of oats at twenty five bush per acre amounting to fifty bushells at twenty five cents per bushells

12.50

Do. to one waggon

50.00

Do. to twenty eight hogs at two dollars and fifty cents per head

70.00

Do. to two guns

26.00

Do. to the possession of eighty acres of land and improvement on the same

150.00

Do. to personal abuse and being driven by the express order of the Govornor from the State of Missourie together with many difficultys attending the same being deprived of the rights of a free citisan of said Stait I shall charge the sum of

1,000.00

Do. to Sundry articles to wit-such as garden sauce farming tools house hold furniture &C for which I shall charge the sume of

75.00

Do. to the Loss of time seven months-also the expence of moveing from Missourie to the State of Illinois AD being in the month of Febuary and exposing my family at that inclemment seosen of the year I shall charge the State afore mentioned the sume of

200.00

I certify that the above Bill of damages to be according to the best of my Judgment

Quincy Illinois May the 8th 1839 Henry Jacobs

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

JOHNSON, Aaron

State of Missouri Dr to Aaron Johnson for Sundry damages and for the loss of property by mob and Malitia and for expences in moveing to and being driven from the State LoSes

expenes in moveing my family and furniture from Connectticut to Mssouri

$156.00

to eleven bushels of potatoes and about three tons of hay a load of Corn and a load of pumpkins which was consumed by the troops in far west Mo by Capt Kirk Patrick’s Company which was Stationed as a gard near my residence in far west Mo the forepart of November in the year one Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty Eight

19.00

Do to one ax

2.00

Do to one fat cow

19.00

Some of the afore said Company of Capt Patrick’s Cut a double harness in pieces and carried away the lines and neck straps; the names I Could not asertain damages

5.00

to one Sword

8.00

to loss on real estate

300.00

Expenses in removeing from the State

6.60

Being compelld to leave my home in mo and in consiquence of the loss of my property in mssouri not haveing means to be entertained like travellers but being exposed to the inclemency of the season without any Shelter save a covered waggon and a thin cotton tent from the Six of March untill the 20 of April the loss of health in consiquence thereof [—] is verry great in [—————] Being deprived of citizen ship in Mo the loss of time in Mo in consiquence of mob

Quincy Ill April 20 1839

I do hereby certify that the above is a true Statement

Aaron Johnson

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

JOHNSON, Benjamin

Illenois Quincy May 18th 1839

a bill of Damages a gainst the State of Missouri for being Driven from the State By a mob first for

mooving in to the State

$150.00

for propperty Lost in the State

200.00

for mooving out of the State

300.00

I certify the a bove to Be true and Just a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

Benjamin Johnson

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 17 May 1839.]

JOHNSON, Edw.

State of Mis[o]uria To Edw. Johnson Dr

To Travling or Moving with my famely goods And Chattals from upper Canada on the intention of Being a setler & Cittizen in the Western part of of Misouria Wharein I was prevented By the Mob in Sharaton County Novr. 1838 & my famely sick

To 6 1/2 Days Travling With 3 Teems

$45.50

To Expences pr. Teem & Cattle said 6 1/2 Days

32.50

To ferrage pr. Detroit River

9.00

To Custom at the office of Detroit

28.50

To 8 Days Travling with 3 Waggons 160 miles

56.00

To Expences on the same

40.00

To 15 Days Travling with 3 Teems a $7 pr. Day

105.00

To the Expences on the Same

45.00

To ferrage over Mud Creek

3.00

To 10 Days Traveling with the afore said Teems

70.00

To Expences on the same

30.00

To ferrage on the Mississippy

9.50

To sundries viz Corn oats swine and other Articles to Tedious to Mention

130.00

To Loss on farm I was force to sele under val[]e

250.00

To 2 Days Travling & ferrage across Mississippi

14.00

 

$778.00

May the 24th 1839

Edw. Johnson

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 24 May 1839.]

JOHNSON, Huntington

Huntington Johnson Bill of property los in Missuri in concequence of the mob & govener Bogs exterminating order

1 house & improvments on 1 acre of land in sitty farwest

$350.00

1 gun taken by the mob

15.00

Corn & hay & pumpkins

25.00

personal property

25.00

125 days lost time at 125 cts per day

156.25

the expence of moving out of the state

60.00

[Subtotal]

$631.25

the expense of moveing into the state

125.00

 

$756.25

the abov is a true a count as far as I can recolect

Quincy May 7th AD 1839

Huntington Johnson

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

JOHNSON, Jacob

May the 9th 1839 Illenois Quinsey

An account against the State of Missouri for debt and damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order-

I was driven from Jacckson County to Clay in the year 1833-for my improvement

$50.00

Wagon & Crop

50.00

[Subtotal]

$100.00

Driven from Caldwell 1839

 

Loss on Land

200.00

Damage & removal

50.00

 

$350.00

I certify the above to be a Just & true according to the best of my Knowledge

Jacob Johnson

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

JOHNSON, Jacob H.

May the 9th 1839 Illinois Quinsey

an Account against the State of Missouri for debt and damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order-

Damage & removal

$100

I certify the above to be a Just and tru account according to the best of my Knowledge

Jacob H X Johnson

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

JOHNSTON, Jesse W. [6]

Quincy Illinois March the 16 1840

I Jesse W Johnson Certify that the following Circumstances took place in the State of Missouri while I was a Resident of that State Viz. I was takeen prisner By Goviner Bogs Exterminateing malitia I Saw one man kild Belonging to the mormon Church and was forsed By them to take Corn out of the fields of the mormon Church with out Care[.] this was in the fall of 1838

Jesse W. Johnston

[Sworn to before W. Tainter, who signed for C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 Mar 1840.]

JONES, Benjamin

Quincy May Illinois May the 7 1839

Debts and Damages against the State of Missourie for being Drivin from that State By orders of the Govanor Expense of Moving into that State

$100.00

the Loss of properity in Lands & Cattle Sheep and Crops and one Rifle and two Pistols

500.00

For fals Imprisoment when I was Inacunt and know proof found agains me

1,000.00

For my time while I was Standing in the Defense of my family and for the time of two Boyes imployed in the Same Bussness

100.00

And for Being Driven out of the State By orders of the Govanor

1,000.00

This may Certify that this is a true Statement of facts according to the Best of my Knowledge

Benjamin Jones

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 16 May 1839.]

JONES, David

A bill of debt and damage against the State of missouri

the loss of one horse

$40.00 $30.00

house hold furniture

30.00

also sundary artacles

5.00

corn and foder

10.00

for beng driven from my farm my life thrtned my family exposd and driven to extreme poverty and expeld from jackson county

500.00

also being driven from clay county

500.00

also in caldwell county loss of cattle

50.00

also on the price of a wagon

15.00

loss of grain and foder

35.00

Sheep and hogs

10.00

land provement on land

150.00

als[o] being orderd out of the State by order of the govaner to leave my house and home

5,000.00

totle amout

$6,33500

I certify the above to bee a true a count a cording to the best of my knowledge

may the 14tnth 1839

David Jones

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 17 May 1839.]

JONES, Stephen

Quincy Ill May 8th 1839

A Charge of damages sustaind by Stephen Jones in Consequence of being driven at different times by mobs in the State of Missouri the whole amount sumed together two hundred and fifteen Dollars

$215.00

I certify the above acount to Be Just and true acording to the Best of my Knowle[dge]

Quincy Ill May 8th 1839

Stephen Jones

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

JUDD, Arza, Jr.

Handcock County Illenois

A bill of damages of property lost in the State of Missouri in consequence of a mob that arose in 1838

loss of property by moveing to the state

$600.00

expence of Moveing into the state

200.00

loss of property and time in the state

200.00

loss by moveing out of the state or expence

100.00

Arza Judd Jun

[Sworn to before A. Monroe, J.P., Hancock Co. IL, 6 Jan 1840.]

JUDD, Philo

I Philo Judd do solmly swear that having moved to the State of Missouri in the Year of our Lord 1832 and Settled in Jackson County in 1833 the Church of latter day Saints Being assailed by a mob I with some others ware fired upon by said mob with out Cause or provocation Killed one man that was with me and wounded several others I was compelled By said mob to leave said county to my Damage in loss of time and property five Hundred Dollars the Names of some of Said mob Ware Hugh L Brazeal James Campell James Mcgee and others to Numerous to mention

In the Year of our Lord 1838 & 9-in Clay and Caldwell Counties A mob Raised against said Church that Compelled me to leave said State to my Damage in loss of property Fifteen Hundred Dollars

Philo X Judd

[Sworn to before W. Stanley, J.P., Van Buren Co., IA, 12 Mar 1840.]

KEIRNS, Elisabeth

Elisabeth keirns mooved from larance County Ohio May 3 1838

expenses

$100.00

i sent my buoy to davis to bild a house but the mod drove him from his work damage

100.00

the mob robed my house damage

100.00

driven out out of the State damage

500.00

expence by the way

50.00

 

$850.00

Elizabeth keirns

I certify that the above acount to be just according to the best of my knolage

Elizabeth keirns

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1840.]

KELLER, Alva

I Alva Keller of Hancock County State of Illenois do Somomly Swear that the following is a correct accunt of the Losses and damages that I sustained in being driven by the Authorty of the State of Missourie to this place, to wit, Loss of one hundred and forty five acres of Land valued at Sixteen hundred Dollar

Damages in mooveing and Loss of my farming tools household furniture &c, together with the loss of twenty acres of wheat to the amount of Six hundred Dollars

May 9th 1839

Alva Keller

[Sworn to before D. Prentis, J.P., Hancock Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

KELLEY, Charles

The State of Mo Dr to C Kelley

Moving Family from Kirtland Ohio to Caldwell County Missouri

$100.00

Improvement of 7 Acres of Land & Log Cabin in Davies County Mo

100.00

10 Acres of Land & Log Cabin

65.00

Moving from Missouri expences & Loss of Time

200.00

For loss of Corn potatoes &c

100.00

I do herby Certy the above to Be a true and Just account acording to the Best of my Knowledeg

Charles Kelley

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

KETCHAM, Joseph

Quincy May the 6 1839

acharge of damage against the state of Missouri expense of mooving from the state of ohio to Missouri in the year 1832

$75.00

for being driven out of Jackson and loss of property in the year 1833

100.00

for loss of property in being driven out of Clay county

50.00

for loss of property in being driven out of state of Missouri 1839

100.00

loss of property sustained by my Wife before marage

500.00

i am at this time driven intirely out of the state by the governers order without house or home

Joseph Ketcham

i surtify the above account to be correct according to the best of my knowledg

Joseph Ketcham

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

KEYS, Perry

Damage Sustaned By A removal from the State Misourie in the Mormmon War

Expence of Mooving to Caldwell Co

$7.00

Loss of one yoke of oxen

75.00

13 Head of hogs @ 4.00

52.00

To farming utentials hous hold Furniture & 60

50.00

5 Acrs Corn in the field

40.00

Removal from Caldwell County To Quincy

9.00

5 Months Lost Time

100.00

Damages

500.00

 

$833.00

Quincy Adams Co Ills May th 23d 1839

Perry X Keys

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 24 May 1839.]

KILLIEN, John

Illenois Quincy May 8th 1839-

a bill of Debt and Damage a gainst the State of Missouri which occurd in Conciquince of the Govners order of Extermination-

first for Land in Jackson County unlawfully taken from me

$400.00

Being Driven from Jackson County loss of time moneey Expended property losst

400.00

from Clay to Caldwell Expence of money Loss of propperty

100.00

Loss of Lands in Caldwell

1,600.00

Loss on personal Estat

450.00

Loss on premption in Davis

3,000.00

for time Lost and mooving from the State to Illenos

500.00

I Crtify the a bove a count to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

John Killien

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

KING, Eleazer, Jr.

Illenois Quincy May th 15 1839

Abill of Damage for being Driven from the State in Conciquence of the mob

first for mooving in to the State

$100.00

for propprty Lost in the State

300.00

for mooving from the State By the order of the Goviner

100.00

 

$500.00

I certify the a bove to Be true and Just a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Eleazer King Jr.

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

KING, Elezer

Illenois Quincy May the 15 1839

a bill of Damages a gainst the State of Missouri for Being Driven from the State &c &c

first for mooveing in to the State

$60.00

for Loss of propperty in the State

150.00

for mooveing out of the Statate and Loss in Being Bookein up

200.00

 

$410.00

I crtify the a bove account to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Elezer King

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

KING, John M.

Damages Sustained on Account of Being driven from the State of Mosouria

Expenses of Moving into the State

$100.00

damages and Losses Sustained in the State

350.00

Expenses of Moving out &c

50.00

 

$500.00

John M King

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 23 May 1839.]

KNIGHT, Joseph, Jr.

Quincy May 6th 1839

the loss of property sustain by oppression in the state of missuria driven from Jackson county the expence of moveing

$25.00

a mill burnt down

200.00

a house burnt

50.00

3 akers of land and 50 peech trees

50.00

hay and corn

25.00

the expence of moveing from clay county

50.00

the loss on land

25.00

moveing out of the state

100.00

loss onland and town property

470.00

the loss of time on the whole

100.00

mooveing to the State

100.00

 

$10,140.00

I hereby Certify that the above bill of accounts are correct acording to the best of my knowledg

Joseph Knight Jr

I CErtify the within to be true

Joseph Knight

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

KNIGHT, Nathan K. [7]

Quinsey April 13th 1839

Mmount of property taken from Nahan K Knight by the Missorie Mob, together with Damages Claimed by him and also a statment of the conduct of the mob

Amount of Notes taken by the mob

$400.00

One cow shot

40.00

One horse taken and spoiled

80.00

a quantity of wearing apparrel taken

46.00

a quantity of bedding

60.00

one ax

4.00

one gun

10.00

one umbrella Bakoven leadinglines and rasor

7.77

For being shot through the lungs and finger

5,000.00

For being compelled to leave the state of Mo.

1,000.00

In October betwen the twentieth and twentysixth on Ray Co near Whitneys Mills I was stoped with several others whilst on my way to Far West and detained a bout a week and driven back, when we made our escape and by a circuitous rout arived at Hauns Mills in Calwell Co. Mo. on the thirtieth of October, the Mob fellupon us by surprise and commensed to massacre men women and children, until about twothirds of our men had fallen during which time we raised a standard of peace, and pled for quarters But could obtain none! But kill and destroy the whole; was their cry; altho their number was ten times greater than ours, Beein no prospect of quarters, those that Could made their escape, as I was the last mormon that remained on the ground except three boys hid in a blacksmith shop I Nathan K. Knight saw a Missourian cut down a mormon, with a corncutter and also saw them stripping the dying and heard the boys crying for mercy. I Bro Knight made my escape acrost the Mill dam after receiving my his wounds through my his longues and finger. After the Massacre was over I he was led to a house by a woman and whilst lying under my his wounds I he heard Mr Moppins say that he blew one of the boys brains out. After I recovered of my wounds so as to be able to walk out I was way laid and had two ball holes shot through my blanket after which I was carried to Far west and one day whilst walking the streets of Far West I was met by three Missurians who thretened to butcher me him and one of them by the name of Roggers drew a butch knife and said that he had not got his corncutter with him that he cut down McBride with but by J. I have got some thing that will do as well, but by chance I made my escape

Nathan K. X Knight

Noah Packard [8]

[Not sworn.]


KNIGHT, Newel

Illenois Quincy May th 15 1839

a bill of Damages against the State of Mo for Being Driven from it

first for mooving in to the State

$175.00

for propperty lost in the State

1,500.00

for moving out of the State

100.00

I certify the a bove to Be Just and true acording to the Best of my knowledg

Newel Knight

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

KNIGHT, Vinson

State of Missouri Dr. To Vinson Knight

to improvements on lands and preemtion rights

$3,500.00

to Merchandise

4,000.00

to hogs

800.00

to Oxen & Cows

750.00

to Grist mill

500.00

to boat

100.00

to Household goods

150.00

to expence of moveing out of the State

200.00

 

$10,000.00

The above bille is losses which came in consequenc of being exterminated from the state of Missouri in the fall of 1838 Aand I certify that it is a tru bill as near as I can come at it

Oct. 29th 1839 Commerce

V Knight

[Not sworn.]

LAKE, Jabez

May the 10th 1839

the State of Missouri To Jabez Lake Drt.

Occasioned by the Mob in Said State in the year 1838 and 1839

To time lost 8 months at 20 Dolart per months

$160.00

to expence in moveing

20.00

to one ox yoke

3.00

to being Deprived of CittizanShip and to Suffring Self and family

1,000.00

Jabez Lake

[Sworn to before W. Oglesby, J.P., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

LAKE, Samuel

May the 10th 1839

the State of Missouri to Samuel Lake Drt.

Occasiond by the Mob in Said State in the 1838 and 1839

to time seven Months

$140.00

to expences in Moving from Missouri

20.00

To debts due me

17.00

to Suffering Abuse an deprivement of Citizenship

5,000.00

Samuel Lake

[Sworn to before W. Oglesby, J.P., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

LANE, Johnston F.

I here present you with a bill of damages against the State of Missouri.

In the first place the expences of moving there and having to leave and having by the authority of the Govoror to be deprived of Sitisonship, twelve hundred Dollars

$1,200.00

and being exposed myself and family to the cold stormy wather of November 1838 and many other inconveniaces and suffirings

200.00

Quincy Adams County Ill. 1st November 1839

Johnston F Lane

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 1 Nov 1839.]

LANE, William W.

Handcock Illinois January 6th 1840

A Bill of Damage a ganst the s[t]ate of Missoria by William W lane in conciquence of the order of the govner of the stat of Masuria to Ex pell from the s[t]at[e] forth with all of the people called mormons for the loss of property against the s[t]at[e] affor said tha did forcible took my gun and detaind him worth $20 and Lost on stock and grain 30 dollars and moveing forom the state in the Month of febuary Exspencis and sufferidgese Loss of time time one hundred and fifty dollars

I allso wasse presant when tha quartered on fair west the masarianss and took all of us mormons prisners

William W Lane

[Sworn to before T. Crawford, J.P., Hancock Co., IL, 6 Jan 1840.]

LATHROP, Asahel A.

A Bill of damages. loss of my family together with all of my Property loss of time and abuse of my own person by the inhabitants of the State of Missourie which I declare was without any cause or provication

firstly I was located in the territory North of Livingston County State aforesaid and was living in peace with all men a[s] I supposed verry unexpectedly to me I was warned to leave my place immediately or suffer Death my family at this time were sick one at least I was compelled to leave them with no one to administer to them but my Companion and she in a condition that she had ought to recieve the kindest of treatment but it was to the reverse of this for after I was compeled to leave my home my house was thronged with a company of armed men consisting of fourteen in number and they abusing my family [many] in allmost every form that Creturs in the shape of human Beeings could invent whilst in this situation one of my children Departed this Life and was buired by the Mob, my companion not being able to attend to the funeral rites on acount of fatigue and trouble which she had to experience by these monst ers and all this in my absense I was absent fifteen days before I could returne and when I did returne I found them in a soriful situation not one of the remaining ones able to wait uppon the other I was compelled to move them about sixty miles and after ariving there my Wife lived onely three days and in a short time the remainder of my family two in number followed which I have no reason to doubt was wholly occasioned by trouble and the want of care which they were deprived of by a Ruthless Mob

my property there consisted of a Claim on one quarter sextion of land forty acres under improvement with good buildings

 

Do. twenty one head of cattle

 

Do. seven head of horses

 

Do. twenty head of sheep

 

Do. five Hundred head of hogs together with farming tools and many other things not mentioned in this

 

Do. another claim in the same region of country with a dweling house on the same

 

the amount of Property loss of time Abuse of my own person also thirty five acres of corne on the aforesaid place the whole which I shall estimate at the modered sum of

$30,000.00

Allso one house and lot situated in the Town of Far West in Caldwell Co. State of Missourie valued at

$500.00

Allso twenty acres of timbered land of which I have a Deed laying in the sam[e] Town Co. and State valued

$200.000

Written in Quincy St. of Illinois April 9th 1839

Asahel A Lathrop

I will now give the names of some of the mob that took possession of my house and abused my family after forceing me to leave them under the [—] thretnings of immediate death if I did not comply they allso compelled my wife to [—] cook for them until by being fatigue and worne out she was confined to her bead when I returned to their assistance. the name of the Captain of the mob that was at my house was

James Weldon

Howard Weldon-a Black of his

Calvin Hatfield

Standly Hatfield

Andy Hatfield

Samuel Low

Doct. William P Thompson one of the Justices of the Peace

A mister Scott a constable-a connextion of the said Thompson

William Cochran allso a constable and many others that I do not recolect the people in the North part of Livingston county and the Territory adjoining met at the House of the affore said Thompson it being the public place of holding Courts and there adopted measures in regard to drivings the Mormons from the affore said county and territory and from that band I had orders to leave the place

Asahel A Lathrop

I certify the above instrument to be a Just estimate of damiges as far as I am able to give it. for to come to the full amount language would fail me to doe it

Asahel A. Lathrop

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

LATHROP, Asahel A. [9]

This is to certify that I Asahel A. Lathrop was a citisan of the State of Missourie at the time the difficulty originated betwene the People Called Mormans and the inhabitants of the affore said state and herein give a statement of the transactions that came under my observation according to the best of my recolextion. I setled in Missourie in the summer of 1838 in Caldwell County where I purchesed land and erected buildings the said land I now have a deed of and in the fall of 1838 I purchesed a claim on what is called the East fork of Grand River together with a large stock of cattle and horses sheep and hogs it being some sixty miles from the affore said County where I first located and moved on to the Latter place supposing that I was at peace with all men but I found by sad experience that I was surrounded by enimies for in the fall of 1838 whilst at home with my family I was notified by a man by the name of James Welden that the people of Livingston County had meet at the house of one Doct. William P. Thompson then living in the atached part of said County for the purpos of entering into measures respecting the people Called Mormons and the said Weldon was a member of the same and allso the afore said W. P. Thompson was a Justice of the Peace and they all Jointly agreeed to Drive every Mormon from the state and notified me that I must leave immediately or I would be in danger of loosing my life, at this time my family some of them were sick but after listning to the entreties of my Companion to flee for safty I committed them in to the hands of God and left them it being on Monday morning and in a short time after I left there came some time on fifteen men to my house and took possession of the same and Compelled my wife to Cook for the same and allso made free to take such things as they saw fit and whilst in this situation my child Died. which I have no reason to doubt was for the want of care which owing to the abuse she recieved and being deprived of rendering that care that she would had she been otherwise situated my boy was burried by the Mob my wife not being all[owed] to pay the last respects to her child. I went from my home into Davis county and applied to Austin A King and General Atchison for advise as they were acting officers in the State of Missourie and there was men called out to goe and liberate my family which I had been absent from some ten or fifteen days and on my return I found the remainder of my family confined to there beads not being able the one to assist the other and my house guarded by an armed force. I was compelled to remove my family in this situation on a head to a place of safty this together with all the trouble and for the want of of care was the cause of the Death of the residue of my family as I have no doubt which consisted of a wife and two more children as they Died in a few days after the arival to my friends such was my situation that I was obliged to assist in making my own coffins.

I will give the names of some of the men that drove me from my home and abused my family they were as follows-those that I found at my house on my return Samuel Low, Calvin Hatfield Standly Hatfield Andy Hatfield and those that were leading men was James Weldon Doct. William P. Thompson a Justice of the peace and William Cochran and many others the names I do not recolect. and I have also seen men abused in varyus ways and that whilst they were considered Prisioners such as the mob cocking ther guns and swering that they would shoot with there guns to there face and the officers of the milita so called standing by without uttering a word and in there councils they have said if a Missourian should Kill a mormon he should draw a pention the same as a soldier of the Revolution I was also compelled to give up my gun and the terms was I must leave the affore said State of Missourie or be exterminated my property is yet remaining in said State whilst I am deprived of the controle of the same

Written this 17th day of March 1840

Asahel A. Lathrop

[Sworn to before D. W. Kilbourn, J.P., Lee Co., IA, 21 Mar 1840.]

LEANY, Isaac

State of Missouri Dr to Isaac Leany

to two shots through the breast $10,000.00

$20,000.00

to one shot through each hip $5,000

10,000.00

to two others one a cross each arm $500.00 each

1000.00

to one suit of clothing shot and cut in pieces

50.00

to one rifle gun firs rate and in good order $30.00

30.00

time lost six months at $25 each

150.00

sundies expences while wounded

500.00

sundries abuses and slanders

10,000.00

 

$41,730.00

By the time this is considered the question will arise when and whear did this hapen and why not taken in fo concideration in the State; to this I will answer that on the 25th or 26th of October 1838 I was informed that a mob of about twenty men had invaded our neighbourhood came a pon the customers at Hawns mills and demanded their guns and offered many insults and hard threats such as murder and went so far as to snap their pieces at one man five times but could not make fire and he made his escape and gave the alarm and the neighbours was called to gather for to hold a council to k[n]ow what was to be done for the best and after much deliberation David Evans was appointed captain of our company and David Evans Anthony Blackburne and Jacob Myers appointed a committee to make atreaty of peace of piece with them and about this time thare came a mesenger to us from another company gathered at the house of Isaac McCrosky this Mesenger we recieved kindly he informed us that their company had gathered for self defence haveing heard the lies that the company of Nehemiah Cumstock had circulated after they retarned from their invasion at the mill but want to make peace withus and requested us to send three men to the house of Oliver Walker to make a treaty of peace with three men that they would send to the same place these men were to meet unarmed acording to agreement but fear made them send ten with rifles instead of three unarmed though they received our three with respect and civility Samuel Todd was their spokesman and said Evans ours a treaty was soon effected to the satisfaction of both parties they also agreed to send to Cumstock and request them to make a treaty withus as also but they were angry not only withus but with them for making a treaty with us but David Evauns sent them word that he would not fight them untill he offered them terms of peace and when they came on he remembered his promise for on the 30th of October in the they came on Captain gave orders to not fire and he advanced in front of our company and for quarter called for quarters till I suppose they fired between fifty and a hundred shots without making any answer when he returned we could do no better than fire a few rounds and Let our women and children made their escape seeing six or seven of our men at that time shot down and wellering in their blood some of us fired once some twice and some ran off with their guns loaded when such as was not wounded too bad made their escape by flight fifteen being slain on the ground such as was not dead when they took the ground was shot a seccond time all save one old man about 65 years old which was cut in pieces with an old sythe blade after surrendering him self prisoner of war I my self made my escape being shot as before descrbed I am aware that this is a hard story to credit but I have the scars to prove the fact which can be seen at any time

the names of the dead

Thomas McBride

John York

Benjamin Lewis

Josiah Fuller

Austin Hammer

Elias Benner

Waren Smith

Sardis Smith aged 12 years

Levi Merick

Wm Napier

Simon Cox

George Richards

John Lee

John Byers

Mr Campbell

wounded

Jacob Fouts

Jacob Hawn

Jacob Potts

Jacob Myres

George Myres

Wm Yocum

Tarlton Lewis

Nathan Night

Isaac Leany

Charles Jimison

Alma Smith aged about 9 years old

John Walker

Miss Mary Steadwell

mortally wounded

Hiram Abbot

Charles Merick a little boy

After the slaughter was over the mob robed the houses carrying of all that they could amounting to bedclothing wearing clothes two waggons about fifteen horses and returned to their camps in one or two days they returned camped at the mills whare they taried a bout three weeks robed the mills of a bout a hundred bushels of wheat and a bout as much corn and plundered the whole neighbourhood shot anumber of fat hogs stole what honey they could eat and send to their homes and in this time but about four or five men only was left in the neieighbourhood they all sick wounded or taken prisoners while the women was exposed to all manner of hardships having to do the milling and geting wood in the cold weather it is impossible to describe this scene of affliction I will only say that our suffering must have been beyond conception

Now to make the story as short as possible I will finish with giveing the names of some of those thieves murders and robers one of which was Wm Man Esq Nehemiah Cumstock Esq and Captain of one company of mob Jesse Maupin James Reynolds Stephen Reynolds who boasts of shooting Waren Smith the second time Mr Glase with a hair lip Hiram Cumstock Howard Maupin

I Do hereby certify that the within is a true statement

Isaac Leany

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

LEBARON, Alonzo

Quincy Illinois May 18th 1839

Damages Received by the mob of Missouri

time & expence in going to the State

$25.00

time & property lost in the State

65.00

leaving the State and expense

10.00

 

$90.00

I Certify the above to be true according to the best of my Knowledge

Alonzo LeBaron

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

LEE, Francis

May the 9th 1839 Illinois Quinsey

an account against the State of Missouri for Debt and damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order

Loss on land

$200.00

Damage & removal

100.00

 

$300.00

I Certify the above to be a Just & true account according to the best of my Knowledge

Francis Lee

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

LEE, Permert

Illenois Quincy May 18th 1839

A bill of Damages a gainst the State of Missouri for Being Driven from the State By a mob and loss of propperty in the State and mooveing from the State I charge five Hundrd Dollars

I certify the a bove to Be true and Just a cording to the Best of my knowldg

Permert Lee

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 17 May 1839.]

LEMMON, James

James Lemmon Loss by the mob in Dav[iess] In the year 1838 & 1839

To a Preemption wright with a right of Claim to a [—] on One qr. Sect at

$[——] [10]

also to One baught of an other improvement Baught of an other also One other improvement baught of an other man

[——]

6 acrs. of Corn at $80.00 and other Vigatabels

[——]

One cow at $20.00

20.00

to a number of hogs some port and some stocks

125.00

to hay two Stacks of hay worth

15.00

to flax 5.00 and expences and Loss of time

205300

 

$915.00

James Lemmon

I certify the above account to be true and Just according to the best of my Recollection

James Lemmon

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

LEMMON, John

A List of the Loss of John Lemmon Property, by the Mob in the countyes of, Jackson, Clay, and Davisse, In the years from 1833 up to this present date May 1839

In Jackson Cty June 1834 to 6 acrs. of wheete as good as common for that cuntry. say to average 40 bushell pr. acr. 240 bus. at $0.50 pr. bushell amt. to $120.00 Say $100.00

$100.00

A loss on an improvement on the Lost Rainge in Sd. County, concisting of a hewd. Log house 20 ft. squair comfourtabelly fixd. of 56 Appetrees set out some peachtrees & some Churrey trees plumbs &C with a first Rate gardain it Worth $50.00 together with other appurtancies worth in all at least $500.00 with a tital then say

2[2]50.00

Expencies and other losses in moving

25.00

[Subtotal]

$[4]50.00

in Clay Ct. To a premption Right bought of Sollomon Kimsey said to be secuard. by his Br. Hiram Kimsey and gave me an Order to Hiram for the same he Hiram said it was good & he would do so the first time he saw Esqr. Kuykendall for it must be don before a Justice of the peace & I knew no better for I had never examoned the law at that time about the matter he failed to comply with his promise but went & borrowed the money and entered the Land and was obligd to sell it for $400.00 to Refund the money when it was worth $1000.00 and cant be got now for two thosand then say in its situation then, worth to me

500.00

also a Loss by being oblegd. to leve Clay Ct. on a (40 acr.) tract ajoining it bought of the said Sollomon Kimsey at the same time of purchase and also a (20 acr.) entered by myself had to take $100.00 less then I had been Offered not on the account of the fall of Land for the same more then doubeld. itself in the course of One year then say in Justice

200.00

Expence of Moving to Daviss now cauld then Grand River $50.00 as I had to hire teems in the ded of winter I and my fammally & waggoners had like to freeze to Deth on One of the large peraroas not being able to Retch a house as their was no Road but the peraroah at that time on the Roret we went and I have never injoyed good health since

50.00

together with menney other expences & loss of time at lest

50.00

[Subtotal]

$800.00

[Subtotal from above]

450.00

 

$1,250.00

and my wife at the same time not abel to git about and was thought & said by menney she would not live to git thair neather has she ever injoyd. good helth since

Davisse County in 1838 and 1839

To improvement imbraceing two (qr. Sect.) One in markit the other not and was intitaled to a preemption wright, but was prevented from proving it up, by the mob imbodying themselves for that and other like purposses. but Umberson Lyon a short time prior to this in conversation about the place Observd. that if he had a deed to the two quarter Sections that no mans $2000.00 two thousand Dollars could tutch it using his Own language after our surrender of arms at Fair West and I being a prisoner I wrote a line to Mr James Lyon & Umberson Lyon his sun informing them that I wishd. to sell them my place Crop hogs &C Wishing to pay them $100.00 that they had Loand me and that without being askd. for by me [—] at one time observing that I did not no but what I would have to borrow some, naming of a certain condition this is the way they came to offer it without being askd.-and looking on them as purrticular friends as they allways had expresd. it and thair acts had menefestd. the same-and in answer to my Line to them said they would do so and in seeing Umberson he told me that he or his Father on his Return home would go and enter it straightway & I should be well paid and they entered it but to their Disgrace he Refused to pay me (one god Dam cent) using their own base language and have collected the hundred Dollars since-they having a certifcate from the Regester of publick lands and in possession of the other that is not in markit, then taking his Own expesions it must be worth $1600.00 but it is worth more to one or would be if I could injoy the wrights of a free cition-but say fifteen hundred as I am deturmend to be within bounds with everry thing

$1,500.00

To 23 Porke hogs to average 200 lbs each pr. hog at $4.00 pr.(100)

14.00

35 Do Do 150 Do 3.50 Do

192.75

13 large brude Sows at $5.00 pr. Sow

65.00

50 odd young stock hogs say 50 worth $3.50 pr. hog

175.00

a large number of pigs and shots some weend. and some not, to say about 80 worth at least

100.00

20 acours of good corn averging 10 brls. pr. acr. At $2.00 pr. barl.

400.00

800 Binds of corn blads at 2 Cts. pr. bind

16.00

upwards of 100 bus. turnips $10.00 and 500 Cabbag at 2 Cts. pr. Cabg.

20.00

Irish potatoas Beets Parsnips &C worth at least

20.00

1 carey plow and I bassheere with a cotter with stocks worth 8.00 each

16.00

2 hows $2.00 One pair of hams $2.00 One two intch chissell $2.00

6.00

[Subtotal]

$3,944.75

3 Spring Calvs and One year Oald Steer

15.00

2 Large sheepe $8.00 one Rifel gun and One pistol

43.00

1 Bedsteed 2 sythes & hangings 1 Rake & pitchfork

10.00

1 acr. of good flax the most of it Ready for dresing

20.00

1 two years Oald filley $50.00 and One loome $6.00

56.00

5 Mounth loss of time pr. self and 4 Suns at $15.00 pr. mounth each

300.00

Expences through the 5 above months and gitting out of the State

113.00

[Subtotal]

$4,501.75

NB a mistake in carrying out the first itiem of

50.00

 

$4,451.75

I Shall be Satisfyd. to git my Real Losses With Out Damages which would bee conciderable for my self and Famelly have Suffered Much and Continues to Do so for want of means to help Our selves too and in concequence of our healths being much impaird by exposure

John Lemmon

I certify the a bove a count to Be true and Just a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

John Lemmon

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

LEONARD, Abigail

on the night of 20 Feb 1834 [11]

I Abagail Leonard depose and say that in the year eighteen hundred and thirtyfour in the Month of febuary or first of March in the County of Jackson and State of Missouri a company of men armed with whips and guns about fifty or sixty came to the house of my husband among them was John Youngs, Mr Yocom, Mr Cantrell, Mr Patterson, Mr Knowland, five of the number entered the house among them was John Youngs they ordered my husband to leave the house threatning to shoot him if he did not, he not complying with thier desires, one of the five took a chair, and struck him upon the head, knocking him down, and then draging him out of the house. I in the mean time beging of them to spare his life, when one of the number called to the others telling them to take me into the house for I would “overpower every Devil of them,” three of the company then approached me and presenting their guns declared with an oath if I did not go in they would blow me through, while this was transpiring Mr Patterson jumped upon my husband with his heels, my husband then got up they striping his clothes all from him excepting his pantaloons, then five or six attacked him with whips & gun sticks, and whipped him untill he could not stand but fell to the ground. I then went to them and took thier whips from them. I then called to Mrs Brace who resided in the same house with us to come out and help me carry my husband into the house, when carried in he was very much lacerated and bruised, and unable to lie upon a bed and was also unable to work for a number of months also at the same time and place Mr Josiah Sumner was taken from the house and came in very bloody and bruised from whipping; but I did not see him whiped, and further your deponent saith not

Abigail Leonard

[Sworn to before H. Kimball, J.P. Hancock Co., IL, 11 Mar 1840.]

LEWIS, David

JSC [12]

Settled with the rest we felt to rejoice we had neither Spyes nor guards out nor was aprehending danger, when about three hundred mounted men came in atack and fell upon us without Showing us any mercy what ever we never saw them until they was as near as one hundred & fifty yards of us we then amediately ran into ablacksmith Shop, they began fyering on us without asking us to Surrender without giving us the chance to Surrender when we called up on them to Spare our lives when men ran out & held up there handkerchiefs & hats for peace they Shot them down when they attempted to run they was Shot down & when they Stood Still they Shot them down threw the cracks in the Shop there was also a window in the end & another in the Side of the Shop, the Shop was neither chinked nor daubed So they had all chances to make a Speedy Slaughter of us, we Saw that they would Show us no murcy we then begun fyering at them but in this time our number was but few and the enemy mostly behind trees & logs So that there was but few of them killed or wounded, I think that I could venture to Say that neither ancient or modern times have ever witnessed Sutch a cenery of things as was thare witnessed, there was a few men women & children in consequence of threts & the abuse that they had received had guethered themselves toguether in defence of there own lives & there property when they was fell upon by a lawless band, without being Shown the least murcy without Spareing men women or children there was one woman Shot threw the hand othe[rs] had holes Shot threw there clothes, they continued there bloody works until 17 was killed and 15 wounded I must here remark that this woman that was wounded was not in the Shop but was in a tent & when they commenced fyering at hur She run & hid hurself behind a long & it is Said that there was 12 or 14 bullets Shot in the log that She was behind, the other women that was Shot threw there clothes ran out of the houses that was near the shop knowing that there husbands was in the Shop & Screamed for murcy but instead of haveing murcy Shown to there husbands & friend they had to make a quick retreat to Save there own lives, there was one Small boys branes was Shot out, there was too other little boys during the fray consealed themselves under the Bellas & those cruel harted retches after killing both of there fathers came & Stuck there guns threw a crack of the Shop & Shot them both One dy ed & the other recovered, they then came in to the Shop among those that was dyining & struggleing in there blood & them all that they could perceive life in they blown there branes out curseing them as loud as Screams could yell, there was too men that laid among the Slain that passed for dead men that escaped being Shot again one of them was wounded & the other was not, and after these cruel retches had found out that these men had escaped there notice I heard them Sware that if they ever got in another engagement that they would enspect more closer by Sticking there k[n]ife in there toes, this barberous work commenced on TueSday evening about an hour by Sun, they kep on Shootin as long as they could find any to Shoot untill Sun down, it would be miraculous to tell how them escaped that did escape & also to tell how Some was Shot that did recover, how painful it is, when I think upon it my heart is filled & my eyes is ready to drip with tears to See my friend & near neighbors a falling around me, groaning & dying Struggleing in there blood, & to See the widows tears & to hear the orphants cry, to See the helpless babes a weeping Standing by, there was Thomas Mc bride a verry old man & justice of the [—] after he had gave up his gun & Surrendered himself a prisner he was Shot dow & after laying a little while he attempted to rise he was hewn down with an oald peace of a Sythe blade after a while he attempted to rise again he then was hacked down and hacked into peaces this was done by Jacob Roggers I had one brother killed & an other wounded I escaped myself but had Several holes Shot threw my clothes, the dead was thrown into a well about 8 or ten feet deep, because there was no one left that was able to burry them, this was too days before the Surrender at Far West, and the Second day after the masacre took place a large company of them came back and fyered there guns & blowed there bugle & frightened the neighbourhood, but did not kill any more, I had forgot to mention there Stealing & robing the houses on the day after the masacre, there was Several that was on there way to Far West from the east that in consequence of the way being guarded by the mob Stoped at the mill five of them was killed & after they was done Shooting the wounded over they then went into the houses & tents & robed the widows of there beds & clothing & left them to perish with the cold they als[o] took off those movers waggons & teams in order to hall off the goods that they had taken they took Several valuable horses they robed the women of there mantles & the men of there clothes, they Striped the boots off of the dead & Sold them, Steaven Runels boasted of Shooting the too little boys, Some of them thou[ght] it was not right others said a littl Sprout would be a big tree afte the mob had left the ground & it began to get dark I crep from my hideing place & went down near the mill & found my brother which was ga[s]peing & groaning in his blood I brought him to my house which was in a few hundred yards of the Shop he lived a few hours & dyed & while he was dying his wife loaned a young man his noble gildon to go to Far West to get assistance to burry the dead, the young man Started in haste & got in too or three miles of Far West & thare he met a company of men they ast him where he was from & where he was going he told them they then ast him where the militia was, he told them he did not know of any. they then told him to turnabout & go with them & they would Show him where they was, for they Said that there was 5 or 6 thosand out here a little piece, they then took him to ray county to Samuel McCristens & Stay all night. they thare robed him of a fine fur cap & threatened to take his over coat telling him that it was too fine for a mormon they thereatened to Shoot him & disputed among themselves who Should have the horse, in the morning Sashel Woods the Same that took his cap & threttened to take his coat & Shoot him Saddled up his horse & rode him round the lot & then Stoped & couneled with his company & then put his Saddle on an other horse and Samuel McCriStin Saddled up the horse & rode him off the young man told them that the horse belonged to a woman that hur husband was dying, this company then took the young man to Richmon & kep him a prisner this companys, names was as follows Sashel Woods Joseph Ewen Jacob Snordan Wiley Brewer John Hille and four more there names not recollected,

I Shall next proceede to give an account of the treatment that we had to endure after our friends was Slain, capt. Nehemiah Cumstock with 40, or 50 men came to the mills & located themselves for too or three weeks & took possession of the mille, dureing this time they lived on the best that the neighbourhood could afford, the industry of the mormons had procured to them Selves a plenty of that which was palatable & good, the capt & his company went from house to hous & plundered & Stold & burnt Some books they robed Some houses of every thing that belonged thare to, they, killed our hogs robe[d] beegams they ground the wheat that was in the mill & mad[e] use of it ther was ten widows in the neighbourhood, whoos husband they had killed & many helpless orphants whoo was dependent on gooing to these wicked retches for there meal & flower there was many exposed to the cold that was left destitute of meanes to Subsist on, there was many laying wounded & no one Scarcely to attend to there wants & there lives was day threattened, it was dreadfull to tell the awfullness of our Situation, & this abuse we received from men of our own coular & of our own nation & we now not but our four fathers have fought Side and Side for our liberty, they told all manner of lyes & falsehoods against us in order to justify the evil conduct that they done, if we had done any crime we never refused to have the law put in force against us but they new that we had not violated the law & new that takeing us to the law would not accomplish the object that they had in view, for they had not forgot the Spoil that they had gained by driveing the mormons from jackson county, it was our farmes & our Stock & our property that they wanted, I Stand in defyance of the State of Misourie to proove one acusation against us that they So cruely treated that was worthy of the notice of the law for there was many of us in consequence of Sickness had bin confined dureing all of the difficultys & there was five that was killed that had jus came to the country too days before they was killed. Now those wicked retches went from house to house on Search of gunes & other other things that they wanted I was at the house of Jacob Foutz who was laying wounded when capt comstock with a company came in with there faces painted black with a half moon painted under each eye they begun to question Mr. Foutz if he knew where Sutch & Sutch of his neighbours was he told them that he did not I then got up & Started out I was ammediately followed out by Some of his company they told me to not go away until the capt Seen me they then went in and Saw the capt & he came out & told me that I must begaune or on the act of Starting by Tuesday evening this was on Sunday evening or denounce mormonism or go to richmond & Stand a trial I ast him what it was I must deny, he Said I must deny Jo Smyths being a prophet, I told him as for going to richman & Standing a triel I did not regard Standing a trial according to law for any thing that I had done, but to be tried by a mob law I did not like it for they heaped the mormons all in a lump & what they had against one they had against all, & as for moveing I thought it quite a Short notice for aman to have to move in when the weather was So cold & had neither waggon or team I told him that my wife was Sick & I did not know how I Should go So Soon I told him that the road was Said to be guarded that none was allowed to pass must I be drove off by one company and another to kill me as I went I told him that I thought the conditions of the treaty was that we might Stay untill Spring, he said that, that was the first conclusion but that he just had received new orders from the General & that was that all mormons Should be driven out forthwith, I then ast him if the way was not guarded So I could not go Safely he Said that he would give me a ticket that would take me Safely I then went my way & we parted, on the next day I hapened at the mill where the capt & his company was he the[n] rote a pass & gave it to me which reads as follows, November the 13th 1838 this is to certify that David Lewis a mormon is permitted to leave and pass through the State of Misourie in an Eastward direction unmolested during good behaviour Nehemiah Comstock, Capt Militia

on the next day after I got my pass Hiram comstock the capts brother came with too or three others men to my house & brought with them a prisoner, they told me that they had a prisner they ast me if I new him I told them that I had Saw him but did not know his name, they after asking Several questions, told me to go with them to there c[a]mp, I went down with them they told me that the prisner Said that he was well acquainted with me they then told me that I might considder my Self a prisner they then gave me plenty to eat & drink but kep me until next day & Set me at liberty

David Lewis

I was born Aprile the 10th 1814 in the State of Kentucky Simpson County & remained in the Same Stat & County untill Aprile the 22th 1837 I then went to the State of Missouri I there witnessed thos horred Senes of which I have Spoken, & my real losses, besides my difficulty troubles & vexations is not les than, 400 dollars all accasioned by those difficultys & those difficultys was accasioned by mobs

this March the 14th, 1839

David Lewis

[Not sworn.]

LEWIS, Nathan

Quiny May 28th 1839

This May Certify that I Nathan Lewis beeing a Mechanic And have bin drove out of the State of missouri by the hands of a mob And by the orders of the governer of that State now feeling the Loss of business and Property for this Cause I Present my Case to the Publick hopeing that I may get some redress for the losses that I hav sustain which losses is as near as I Can asertain is about the Sum of $552

Nathath Lewis

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 28 May 1839.]

LITTLEFIELD, Rhoda

May the 6 1839

Rody littlefield lef Massachusetts County of middlesex April the 22 1838

to the expense of mooving to Mo

$100.00

to the lose of propperty in Davis County

20.00

driven out of the State and the expense by the way and lose of propperty and land

400.00

 

$520.00

i certify that the above to be a trew statement acording to [t]he best of my knowlage

Rhoda Littlefield

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

LOVELESS, John

A Bill of Damage Sustained by John Lovless against the State of Missouri in Consequence of the unlawful Conduct of the Inhabitants in Jackson County in A.D. 1833 & again in the year A. D. 1838 in Caldwell & the Unconstitutional Decrees of this Governor

In the year A. D. 1833 the mob Came to my house in Jackson County & told me to Leave my house forth with or they would shut me & my family in the house & burn all togather we accordingly left the house taking only what we Could Carry on our Backs also Shooting at me & the Ball grazing my face so as to Draw Blood & otherwise abuseing me

Do. Do. Loss of Property on this occasion

$500.00

Do. in Caldwell in 1838 Do. on Land

500.00

Do Do. Personal Property

300.00

Do. For Being obliged to remove & the Inconveniences & Exposure to weather & thrown out of Business &C &C

500.00

Do. Do. Expences for Journey

$100.00

also for being taken Prisoner & being Confined

1900.00

for four Days & my life was threatened Seventimes During this time by a Mr Donahu who in my Presence Killed a Mr. Cary by Striking him with the Britch ofgun over the head & also abuseing the rest of the Prisners I also Saw Several Cattle & Hogs Shot Down By the Mob while I was a Prisner by them

I also Saw the Mob go into the Brethrens sitisens Houses which the Brethren Sitisens had left & Plundering of their Property &c &c

John Loveless I Do herby certify that the above is atrustement are tru according to the best of my knowledge

John Loveless

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

LOWRY, John [13]

I Certify that I saw General John Clark and his aid at thir arrival of Far Wist Caldwell Co. Mo in the yard John M. Burk and gave orders [—] to their waters to pitch their Markees in his yard and to take of his wood for fire I also saw Capt. Samuel Bogart come with his men come near my dwelling and Did pitch their Camp and took my house Logs with out my Leave and did burn them I also saw him with the horse of Joseph Smith Jun. in his possession

John Lowry

[Sworn to before D. W. Kilbourn, J.P., Lee Co., IA, 6 Jan 1840.]

LYMAN, George

Damages Sustained on Account of Being driven from the State of Mosouria

Expenses of Moving into the State

$75.00

damages and Losses Sustained in State

300.00

Expenses of Moving out &c

50.00

 

$425.00

George Lyman

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 23 May 1839.]

LYON, Aaron C.

Losses sustained by Mr Aaron C Lyon in the late affray in the state Missouri in property as followes

To loss on Land 400 Acres

$2000.00

“ Do. “ Cattle

100.00

“ “ Sheep

5.00

“ “ 200 hogs $1.00

200.00

“ “ 100 bushels of Corn 25 cts.

25.00

“ “ 20 Do. potatoes 37–1/2

7.50

“ Loss on house hold goods &c

50.00

“ on Farming tools “

30.00

“ Loss of time “ “

50.00

“ “ “ 6 Tons of hay $3

18.00

[Subtotal]

$2,485.50

To 1 Town Lot in Far West

100.00

to Loss on one horse

30.00

Amt

$2,615.50

I Windsor P Lyon do swear that the above losses were sustained by Aaron C Lyon in the County of Caldwell State of Missourie during the year A.D. 1838

Windsor P. Lyon

[Sworn to before M. M. McGregor, J.P., Hancock Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

LYTLE, Andrew

Quncy Ill May 11th A.D. 1839

the bill of damages against the State of Missouri

For movning in to the State

$50.00

loss of property and Lost time by the mob

175.00

loss of property by moveing out of the State

25.00

[Total]

$250.00

I certify the above to be just and trou to the best of my knowledg

Andrew Lytle

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

MABAY, John

Illinois Quincy May 31 1839

A bill of Damages against the State of Missouri for Being unlawfully Driven from it first for

mooving in to the State

$100.00

for propperty Lost in the State

150.00

for mooving from the State Loss Loss of time Expences &c &c

25.00

I certify the a bove acount to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

John Mabay

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 31 May 1839.]

McBRIDE, Amos

Illenois Quincy May 29th 1839

a bill of Damages a gainst the State of Missouri for being driven from the State unlawfully

first for mooveing in to the State

$50.00

for propperty Lost in the State

75.00

for mooveing out of the State

40.00

 

$165.00

I certify the a bove a count to Be true and Just acording to the Best of my Knowledge

Amos McBride

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 29 May 1839.]

McBRIDE, Catharine

Quincy Illinois may 18th 1839

Damages Received by the Sitizons of Missouri in Consequence of being Driven from the State by the Governers Orders time and Expences in going to and from the State

$100.00

loss of time & property in the State

200.00

 

$300.00

this band also murdered my husband faling upon him in ahelpless Condition and Cuting him to peases with a sythe blaid I Certify the above to be true according to the best of my Knowledge

Catharine McBride

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

MACKLEY, Jermiah

May the 9th 1839 Illinois Quinsey

An account against the State of Missouri for debt and damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order

80 Acres of Land Withe the Improvements

$500.00

Loss of Crop and other Property

400.00

 

$900.00

I Certify the above account to be Just and true according to the best of My Knowledge

Jermiah Mackley

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

McMILLEN, James

Quincy Illinois may the 18th 1839

Damages Received by the mob of missouri and Caused to be

time & expense in mooving to the State of Missouri

$75.00

loss of property in the State

250.00

time & expense in mooving from the State

50.00

 

$375.00

I Certify the above to be true according to the best of my knowledge

James McMillen

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

McRAE, Alexander

Quincy May 13th 1839.

A bill of debt and damage against the state of missouri in concequence of the governers exterminating order first for mooving into the state expinces from 25 to 30 Dollars for time in moving and use of Horse and waggon seven weeks at two Dollars and fifty cents per Day 122.50 after I moved to the state I bought a house and lot in the town of Far West for which I have not been able to get any thing at all. I concidder it worth at least 150 Dollars. how much it has cost me to come away I do not know I have been in Prison near six month without law or justice or unlawfully and my family was driven out while I was in prison all this I shall leave to the generosity of the authorities of the united states

Alexander McRae

I Cirtify that the above is just and true according to the best of my judgment

Alexander McRae

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 13 May 1839.]

McVAY, John

May the 11th 1839 Illinois Quinsey

An account against the State of Missouri for debt and Damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order

20 Acres of Land

$100.00

Damage

80.00

1 Gun

20.00

 

$200.00

I certify the above to be a Just and true account according to the best of my Knowledge

John McVay

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

MAGINN, Ezekiel [14]

Quincy Illinois March 17th 1840

I Ezekiel Maginn Certify that I was a Citizen of the State of Missouri in the year of 1838 and was an Ey witness to the following facts I first Saw the malitia cald for By Govener Bogs Exterminateing order Enter the House of Lyman Wight and took from it Bed and Beding pillows and Dishes personly known to me to Be his propperty.

Ezekiel Maginn

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 17 Mar 1840.]

MANSFIELD, Matthew

Illinois Adams County May 10th 1839

This may Certify that I Matthew Mansfield removed to the State of Missouri in the month of August went as far as Chariton County ware I purchased Corn potatoes and cut hay for my cattle about the last of October I had Orders from Thomas Watson Col to leave that County in six days or we should have our house burned down over our head in three days ther came to the house at night eight or ten of the mob and demanded the guns the took one from me and one from an nother man then went of after saying the would give us a bufalo receit for then several of them known to some in the house Names Jams Parkes Bdiott Gentrey Young Watson I went in four days leaving the whole of my corn potatoes and hay with loss of time five hundred dolars when we ware on the road we met a nother company who stoped us and said the would take care of us the let us pas after serching our wagons and taken some books and papers and several articals from us and given us a pass for a Buse and Suffering self and family five hundred dollars is but little Compensation

Matthew Mansfield

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

MARTIN, William

May 13th 1839

the State of Missouri to william Martin Drt. Occasiond By the Mob of Said State in the year of 1838 and 1839

to the one horse

$75.00

To two Cows

25.00

To Loss on Crop

25.00

To of hogs

25.00

To loss of time 3 weeks

25.00

To expences of moveing and t[ax]es

100.00

To Suffering and being deprived of CittisonShip in the State of Missouri

1,000.00

 

$1,275.00

William Martin

[Sworn to before W. Oglesby, J.P., Adams Co., IL, 13 May 1839.]

MAYNARD, Silas

State of Missori Dr To Silas Maynard

For Loss of House & Lot in City Far West “ “ “ “ in Caldwell County

$500.00

For Abuse for Self & Family by Mob

150.00

For one Cow Taken by Mob

25.00

For one Rifle Taken by Mob

30.00

For Loss of Furniture

25.00

For being made prisoner unlawfully and kept Confined four weeks

100.00

For Moveing to the State Mo

100.00

For being driven from the St. M thereby deprived the right of Citizenship Contrary to Law & Constitution of the U.S.

500.00

 

$1,430.00

I do hereby Certify the Above to be a just and true accompt according to my Judgement

Silas Maynard

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 8 May 1839.]

MELIN, William R.

Illenois Quincy May th 13 1839

A bill of Damagees against the State of Missourie for being Driven from the State in consequence of the Govinors Exterminating order

first for mooveing in to the State

$120.00

for mooveing out of the State and loss of time in concequence of the mob

50.00

I Do Certify the a bove a count to Be true and Just a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

William R. Melin

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 13 May 1839.]

MERRILL, Thomas

March 1840 Quinsey Adams County Illinois

A bill of Loss Sustained by Leaving the State of Missouri in the Year of 1838 and 1839—in Consequence of the Exterminating Order

120 Acres of Land

$1000.00

Receivd payment on the Land

[subtracted] 350.00

[Subtotal]

$650.00

About 50 head of Hogs

50.00

7 do of Cattle

50.00

house furniture

60.00

farming tools

15.00

Corn Crop and potatoes

50.00

Damage

200.00

     

The above is a Correct Statement according to the best of my Knowledge

Thomas Merrill

[Sworn to before J. H. Holton, N.P., Adams Co., IL, 17 Mar 1840.]

MIDDAGH, George

Handcock Co and state of Illenois

A bill of damages a gainst the state of missauri in concequence of being driven from the state in 1838

Loss of property by moveing to the state

$2,500.00

expence of moveing into the state

100.00

loss of time and property in the state

231.00

expence of moving out of the State

50.00

George Middagh

[Sworn to before A. Monroe, J.P., Hancock Co., IL, 6 Jan 1840.]

MIKESELL, G. W.

Illenois Quincy May 14th 1839

A bill of Damagees a gainst the State of Missourie in concequence of the Goveners Exterminating orDer first for mooving in to the State for Damage Don and mooving out of the State all Estimated at

$850.00

I Certify the a bove acount to be Just and true a cording to the best of my Knowledg

G. W. Mikesell

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

MIKESELL, Hiram W.

Illenois Quincy May the 14 1839

a bill of Damage against the State of Missoriri for Beining Driven out of the State

for comining to the State Loss of propperty and having to leave the State &c for which I Charge

$400.00

I Certify the a bove to Be Just and true acording to the Best of my Knowledg

Hiram W. Mikesell

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

MIKESELL, J. A.

Illenois Quincy May the 14th 1839

a bill a gainst the State of Missouri in Conciquen of the Govinors order of Extermination and Being Driven from the State

first for mooving in to the state

$50.00

for propperty Lost in the State

1,000.00

for mooving out of the state

200.00

 

$1,250.00

J. A. Mikesll

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

MIKESELL, John H.

Illenois Quincy may the 14th 1839

A bill of Damiges against the State of Missouri in conciquence of the Goviners order

first for mooveing into the State

$50.00

fo loss of propperty in the State

500.00

for mooveing out of the State

20.00

 

$570.00

I Certify the a bove to be true and Just a cording to the best of my Knowledg

John H. Mikesel[l]

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

MILAM, William

Quincy Illenois may the 16the 1839

damages [——] due to William Milam in concequence of the extermination order of Bogs from from misourie Two thousand dollars

I here by certify that the above is a true account according to the best of my recollection

William Milam

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 16 May 1839.]

MILES, Joel S.

Illinois Quincy may the 11 1839

a bill of Damage a gainst the State of Missorie sustained by a mob

for coming in to the State

$100.00

for loss of propperty and time in the State

1,000.00

for leaving the State

25.00

 

$1,125.00

I c[er]tiffy the above to Be true and Just a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Joel S. Miles

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

MILLER, John

Illenois Quincy May the 18 1839

A bill of Damages a gainst the State of Missouri for Being unlawfully Driven from the State first for mooving to the State

Loss of time and Expence

$60.00

fo loss of land and other propprty in the State

200.00

for mooving out of the State

60.00

 

$320.00

I Certify the above a count to Be true and Just a cording to the best of my Knowledg

John Miller

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

MILLER, William

Acount Against the State of missouri

one ox killed buy the mllitia worth thirty five dollars and for trave[l]ing from the State of Ohio to the mo. with a team and from there back to the State of Illenaise and time lost in the State of missouri buy reason of the mob and for improvements on land which amounts to five hundred dollars

and also being deprived of CitizenShip

William Miller

I Certify the a bove to Be true and Just acording to the Best of my Knowowledg

William Miller

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 13 May 1839.]

MILLS, Elvira P.

A Bill of Loss and damages sustained in and by the state of Missouri.

Expense of moving to Jackson Co. Mo. May 1832 with two yoke of oxen and one span of Horses and two waggons

$162.00

driven from Jackson and lost twenty acres of land worth fifteen dollars per acre

300.00

Lost twenty seven bbb. corn at one dollar fifty cents per bbb.

45.50

Do one gun

20.00

Do three cows at twenty dollars each

60.00

Do one yoke of oxen

80.00

Damag estimated at one thousand dollars

1,000.0

[Subtotal]

$1,667.50

for being driven from Jackson and Cla y 1839, Amount of property lost on being being driven fron Caldwell out of the state

100.00

Damage estimated at

1,000.00

[Subtotal]

$1,100.00

[Subtotal from above]

$1,667.50

Whole amount

$2,767.50

Elvira P Mills

I Certify the a bove acount to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowledg

Elvira P Mills

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 14 May 1839.]

MITCHELL, Isaac

qincy illionayes march the 16th 1840

i issac mitchell doo [c]ertify that i had one mare Stolen wo[r]th one hundred dolares by gin parikes or hi[s] compny in the Stae of mosury davis county

isaac mitchell

[Sworn to before W. Tainter, who signed for C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 16 Mar 1840.]

MORLEY, Isaac

Illenois Quincy May 28 1839

A bill of Damage against the state of Missouri in Conciquence of the Goviners Exterminating order

first for mooving into the state

$100.00

for Damage in Jackson county Being Driven from the Same and for loss of propperty in 1833

500.00

for Being Driven from Clay Co to Caldwell Loss of propprty and time Being thrown out of Business

200.00

for Loss of propperty in Caldwell Co. and Being Driven from the State time and Expenes

1,000.00

 

$2,800.00

I was allso imprisened in Jackson County falsly twelve Hours and Shot at By a mob in 1833

imprisened in Richmond Ray County 20 Days and have never had an acusition found against me in the State this was in 1838

I Certify the a bove a count to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Isaac Morley

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 28 May 1839.]

MORRIS, Jacob

May 18th 1839

An Account I Jacob Morris have against the State of Missouri in Consequence of Mobocracy

To Moveing from Indianna To Clay Co Missouri

$80.00

To 2 Teams moveing from indianna to Mo

96.00

To time formy self Comeing to Missouri 8 weeks

48.00

To Loss Sustained in Selling my place

650.00

To Loss on Cattle

25.00

To one house Burnt up by Militia

40.00

To 8 acres of wheat on the ground

32.00

To 200 bushel of Corn Los on it

25.00

To 30 Dollars Cheated out of

30.00

To one hundred Dollars Cheated out of

100.00

To Moveing expences from Missouri Back to Illinois

90.00

[Subtotal]

$1,216.00

To one gun and Pistol worth

31.00

 

$1,247.00

I have Lost many things that I have not Charged for that are Too Tedious to Mention and as it Respects my Sufferings it is out of My power to Describe or put on any Amount as a compensation but I and my family have had to suffer in Consequence of Mobocracy therefore your honorable Body are Left to Decide what amount I had ought to have Respectfully yours &C.,

Jacob Morris

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 21 May 1839.]

MORRISON, Arthur

Arthur Morrison emigrated to Jackson County in the State of Missouri in the fall Winter of Eighteen hundred and thirty two Shortly after which time the persecution of the Saints began and still increased and grew untill I with the Body of the Church was compelled to leave My house and home property and evry thing I possessed to a ruthless banditty of Ruffians Who swore if I did not leave the County immediately with out dely the[y] would not spare life I also complied with there unreasonable requests and left in the dead of Winter not Knowing where to go to find a place to lay my head or a Shelter for my family yet notwithstanding the unhollowed persecution in that Section of Country I found a Situatio[n] in Clay County the most Heathenish Creature of the West could not forbear to give us a place after the expulsion from Jackson County after Seeing how we was and had been treated by the inhuman wretches therefore we found a place in Clay County for a little season untill we could right up and gete in tolerable circumstances once more but after residing there untill Some 3 year or about the year Eighteen hundred and thirty five the persecution in the aboved named County began to rear its head and still kep increasing untill it became irresistable and I like With the ballance of the Church of Latter day Saints Was compelled to leave house and home & property and was located my self in the County of Caldwell there I for the third time Suffered a loss with the rest of Said church Which is unparelled in the history of ancients or Moderns. There I commenced Merchandising and after I had been there Som 2 year or about the year Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight and Nine the persecu[tion] again began to Show its self in the above named County Mobs arose Stolle Robed Plundered and Murdered around in the outor parts of our County I being a Commissioned officer in that County and Subject to the command of the Colonel of Said County I was ordered out to defend his wrights and likewise did youse my bst expersions So to doo Shortly after which time the Elections for came and I being duly elected and Commissioned by Lilburn W. Boggs a County Judge from that time persecution began to prevail pretty universly and the State of Missouri and the Governor issued an order for anumbered thousand of Troops to be raised and immediately take up the line of March for Far West and he also issued another order which Was for the [e]xtermination of the Whole body or church of Latter day Saints they arrived and captured the place and give us our choice Either to leave or Be massacred and we of corse chose to leave the State. and there I left My all when Neatly stimated will amount to ten thousand I was also deprived of Citisen Ship which Gentleman I hope and trust you will realize is so near and dear to all therefore I most humbly trust you will restore at the riske of all yea it is only that which you are bound to define.

A Morrison

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 1 Nov 1839.]

MORSE, Moses

Bill of articles lost and Damages occasioned by the Mob of Missouri in Davies & Caldwell County

1 on 80 acres of land in

$300.00

2 on improvement preemtion

200.00

3 on lot in fairwest

100.00

4 on lot in diammon

100.00

5 to two hundred bushels of corn

80.00

6 to one wagon stole by Mob

40.00

7 to one Cow $12 one log chane $4

16.00

8 to 3 Sheep $12 ten gallons honey $10

22.00

9 to seven head of hogs four dollars each

28.00

10 for being drove out of house and home

00

in the lead of winter and expences

00

to the state of illinois and loss of 5 months time and impaire of health in my family one $1000

1,000.00

[Subtotal]

$1,886.00

30 bushels of potatoes

 

300 head of cabage

15.00

one gun

26.00

 

$1,907.00

as for damages i care not all i crave your honerable body is a just recompence for my true loses yours with respect

House of Congress year 1839

Moses Morse

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

MOSIER, Frerick

Illenois Quincy may 20th 1839

a bill of Damage a gainst the State of Missouri for propperty Lost &c

first for mooving into State

$60.00

for propperty Lost in the State

250.00

mooving from the State

20.00

 

$320.00

I certify the a bov to to Be true and Just a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Frerick Mosier

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 20 May 1839.]

MYERS, George

May the 9th 1839 Illenois Quinsey

An account against the State of Missouri for debt and damage Sustained in consequence of the Exterminating Order

Damage & removal

$150

I certify the above account to be Just and true according to the best of my Knowledge

George Myers

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 9 May 1839.]

MYERS, Jacob

May the 11th 1839 Illinois Quinsey

An account against the State of Missouri for Debt and damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order

465 Acres of Land

$1,030.00

Improvement

355.00

Damage & Remooval

240.00

 

$1,625.00

I certify the above to be a Just and true account according to the best of my Knowledge

Jacob Myers

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

NAPER, Ruth

May the 6 1839

Ruth Naper left the Cok County Ill and went to Mo Sept the 1 1835 expensees of mooveng with 6 in a famaly

$200.00

i settle n[eea]r hens mill and there my husban Wilian Naper was murdered and my house plundrd and left to behold the hored seane and i charge for the sume

500.00

then haveing to lave S[t]ate and expenses by the way

300.00

to the lose of time

150.00

 

$950.00

I certify that the above to be a trew acount acording to the best of my knowlage

Ruth Naper

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

NEWBERY, Jams

Illinois May the 7 1839

a bill of Damages a gainst the state of Missouri which has occurd in Conciquence of the goviners order of extermination

first in mooveing from Ohio to Jackson Co Mo my family consisted of 12 persons

$200.00

for Being Driven from thence to Clay Co

150.00

from Clay to Cald well after having Ben Driven from house to Hous 3 times in Clay for this a buse and Loss of property and time

500.00

loss of propperty and Being Driven from the State together with the Loss of labor

1,000.00

I Do here By Certify that the a bove acount is Just and true a cording to the Best of my Knowldg

Jams Newbery

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

NISWANGER, William

May the 11 1839

State of Missouri Dr to Wm [Niswanger] Loss

Loss of property Lands and Cropes Do Dolla[r] to Loss of Sale of Land

 

to the Loss on Cattle taken from me

$210.00

to the Loss of planks and Lumber

20.[00]

to the Loss of hogs

25.00

to the Loss of Corn & Crop of wheate

15.25

to the Loss of Sundry Article

50.37

to the Loss of Eight Months Worke By the Mob and goviner Bogs

10.12

to the Exspence of Movinge from state and trouble

75.37 ½

 

$61[3].41 ½

State of Missouri Dr to William Niswanger

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

OAKS, Almera

the damages done in davis County By Being drove By the mob By the orders of the gvernor to one house and lot and the loss of time of my sons and moveing to Caldwell County and the loss of property taken By the mob in davis County state missori Ad 1838-

$200.00

and the loss of time in Caldwell County State missouri and moveing from that to the state of illinois Ad 1839-

130.00

Almera Oaks

I Certify that the within is a true coppy of Damiges acording to the Best of m[y] Knowledg

Almera Oaks

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

O’BANIAN, Evins

Illinois Quincy May th 11 1839

a bill of Damages against the State of Missori

first for mooving in to the State

$200.00

for loss of propperty in the State

700.00

for Leaving the State and loss of propperty

300.00

I Certify the a bove a count to Be Just and true a cording to the Bes of my Knowledg

Evins Obanian

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

OLNEY, Oliver

Illenois Quincy May 11th 1839

A bill of Damages against the State of Missouri for being driven out of the State by the orders of Governor Bogs

Loss in price of land by leaving the State

$400.00

Loss of goods bedding Clothing Cloth Leather Castings

800.00

Loss of time in being harrsed by the Mob at Dewit Carl County and drove out to Cal Co

50.00

Also for being driven out of the State

100.00

Loss of Stock Hogs &c

200.00

Loss of time Colwell County an being hindred in going on with business

200.00

I do Hereby Certify that the a bove account is Just according to the best of My knowledge

Oliver Olney

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

OMSTED, Harvey

May 13th 1839

An account That I Hervy omsted have against the state of Missouri in Consequence of Mobocracy first the expences and time for moveing from Illinois to Jackson County State of Missouri

$50.00

For improvements in Jackson County Made on Congress Land

25.00

Lost 2 hundred Bushels of Corn at 25 cents pr Bushel

50.00

To fodder of 5 acres

10.00

To Ten bushels of Potatoes at 25 cets pr Bushel

2.50

To one Calf

3.00

To 32 acres of Deeded Land at 5 Dollars pr acre

160.00

To Expences of Crossing the River into Clay county

2.50

To Time taken to hunt a house and fencing it and moveing into it in Clay County

16.00

Expences of moveing from Clay to Ray County Mo

3.50

Expences of Moveing from Ray to Davis Co makeing 5 trips Takeing 20 Days at 3 1/2 Dollars pr Day

70.00

To improvement & Claim on Congress land in Davis Co

250.00

To Six hundred Bushels of Corn at 25 cents pr Bushel

150.00

To 15 bushel of potatoes at 50 cents pr Bushel

7.50

To 8 hunded Bundles of fodder at $1.25 cents per Hundred

10.00

To seven Tons of hay at 3 Dollars pr ton

21.00

To three Calves taken from me out of the field worth

11.00

Two ploughs taken out of the field worth

12.00

one horse

40.00

Eight head of hogs worth eight Dollars a piece

64.00

thirteen shoats worth 2 Dollars a piece

26.00

Building a house in Diahman worth

30.00

2 axes 1 Bedsted grubbing hoe and three hoes worth

9.00

2 Sheep worth 4 Dollars a piece

8.00

Moveing from Davis to Caldwel County

7.00

Expence of Building a house in Caldwell County

20.00

Expence of Moveing from caldwel County to the state of Illinois and the time it took to move

97.50

[Subtotal]

$1,254.50

To 4 acres of wheat at 10 Dollars pr acre

40.00

 

$1,294.50

I Shall not attempt to put any amount on my sufferings as it is out of my power to Describe my feelings and I am inadaquate to the task but will Just Relate that I was one with my family that was Drove from Jackson County inthe time that the Mob Broke out against the people of god there and myself wife & Children were driven out in the Cold winter from our homes & possessions into Clay County where we had to hunt a Covering to keep us from the blasts of winter again we were Driven with our Children from Davis County out of the State of Missouri and in consequence of So long an exposure to the inclement weather it proved Almost to intolerable a burthen to be borne but after a long and serious fit of sickness in the State of Illinois She through the Mercy of god I hope will Recover but our Sufferings we cannot Relate in full therefore I shall leave it with your honorable Body to Determene what I Should have or whether I Should have any thing or not

Hervy Omsted

State of Illinois Hancock County

Personally appeared before the subscriber and acting justice of the peace in and for said county Harvey Omsted and deposeth and saith that the within account is just and true.

Harvey X Omsted

[Sworn to before A. Smith, J.P., Hancock Co., IL, 14 May 1839.]

ORMSBY, Gideon

June the 1st 1836

I here present you a bill of damagees against the State of Missouri that I have sustained since June 1836 to the present time

For being driven from Clay County and turned into the open Prairies to seek shelter and the exposier of health &c five hundred dollars

$500.00

Sept 1st 1838

For the loss of time in defending myself against a ruthless mobb The the loss of Seven acres of Corn handsomely cut and stooked up and twenty loads of pumpkins taken by the Militia and other property The sacrifice of Houses and lands being deprived of liberty and driven out of the State

Estimated at five thousand dollars

5000.00

The Bill made out Quincy June 8th 1839

Gideon Ormsby

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 31 May 1839.]

OSBORN, David et al.

To the Honl The Senate and the Honls The House of Representatives in Congress assembled at the city of Washington in the district of Columbia on the first monday of December A.D. 1839-

A petition of certain individuals residing in the cty of Pike Illinois We would represent to your honorable body that a few years ago we emigrated to the state of Missouri and located confiding in the protection of said State and the general government, but contrary to the Constitution and laws of the United States, and the just expectations of your petitioners, were during the winter and spring past, forst to leave our hou[s]es and homes by the exterminating order of Governor Boggs of Missouri and under these precarious circumstances had to flee to our present places of abode for refuge-and our names with the amount of damages each person has sustained we have written below and we believe that said injuries were inflicted upon us virtually because we dared to worship God according to the dictates of our own consciences

Therefore your humble petitioners ask your honorable body to grant us a quantity of land either in this State or in the loway Territory equal to our losses as hereafter named-or take such other measures to remedy said injuries received by your petitioners as you in your wisdom shall deem expedient and as in duty bound you will ever pray-

Names of your Petitioner

 

David Osborn, for land, corn, &c

$400.00

Levi Gifford for house, & damages

500.00

Daniel Howe, for improvements, &c

400.00

Andrew Whitlock for property & 16 days false imprisonment

500.00

Silas Smith for property

500.00

Noah Rogers for land, and other property

1,200.00

Chandler Rogers for property & expences

1,960.00

1,250.00

Warner Hoopes for property & expence

250.00

Jonathan Hoopes for land and houses and other property

1,115.00

John Sweat for property, expences &c

200.00

Henry Stevenson for property, expences &c

340.00

James Allred for land and property

2,000.00

Hugh Snively for property & expences

430.00

Joseph S Carrelton

150.00

MB Welton property & expens

350.00

Martin C. Allred for land and property

200.00

James [Brown] for Property &c

250.00

Henry A Cleaveland for land, expences &c also for 3 months time lost in consequence of being wounded

2,000.00

Orren Rockwell for Land property &c

3,000.00

O. P. Rockwell for loss of property time and expences

2,000.00

Noble Rogers for Property & Expences

700.00

[Sworn to before W. H. Boling, C.C.C.C., Pike Co., IL, 22 May 1839.]

OSGOOD, Levi

Quincy Illinoys May the 6th 1839

The State of Missouri Debtor for loss of debt one hundred 36 Dolars and fifty cents [—] three chests of goods worth 55 dollars being driven from Davis Co to caldwell Co and from thence to Illinoy Destitude of a home and nearly blind for trouble damage and expense one hundred and 50 dollars

Leevi Osgood Wife and [——] three Children

I certify the a bove a count to Be corred and true a cording to the Best of my Knowlledg

Levi Osgood

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 7 May 1839.]

OUTHOUSE, John

An account of losses damages &C-occasioned by the mob or the orthorities of the State of Missouri, since 1836

Loss of time to the amount of

$500.00

Loss of Property to the amount of

135.00

Damage for burning two houses

100.00

Expense of travling and fategue

100.00

Loss of land and a comfortable home

1,000.00

Loss of a rifle gun

40.00

Loss of my right as a free citizen of U. S. A.

[—-]

I certify the a bove a count to Be Just and true acording to the Best of my Knowledg

John Outhouse

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 11 May 1839.]

OUTHOUSE, Turner

Quincy Ilenoy May 18th 1839

Damagees received by the Mob of Missourie & expences in mooveing

$800.00

Turner Outhouse

I certefy the a bove to be true according to the best of my knowledge

T Outhouse

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 18 May 1839.]

OVERTON, Mahala an

A Charge of damages sustaind by Mary Ann overton in Consequence of being driven by Mobs in the state of Missouri being sumed Amounts to ten thousand Dollars

I certify the a bove acount to Be Just and true a cording to the Best of my knowledg

Mahala an Overton

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 15 May 1839.]

OWEN, Ephraim

June 1838 the State of Missouri Dr

 

Traveling Expences Removeing to the State

$50.00

 

team Hire 2 Waggons 3 yoke of oxen and one Span of Horses 32 days at $5.00 pr day

160.00

 

wages paid to teamster

21.18

Oct

Loss of time incured by family removeing

100.00

1838

2 Waggons and one set of Harness

90.00

 

Claim bought from Wm. Morgan of 80 acres adjoining the Twon of Diamon $10.00 praire Entrance money deducted

700.00

 

Claim brought from Wm. Grant of 120 acres

1,080.00

 

Same place and price 10 ton of Hay at 6 dollars pr ton

60.00

 

1 Bureau Taken by A Black

45.00

 

Spade chains Barrels Boxes &c & taken by Lee

20.00

 

Cattle destroyed or driven off part of a drove

1,000.00

 

Stone goods rights and credits first cost

2,000.00

Jan 1

3 yoke of oxen

160.00

Nov 1838

Loss of time and traveling Expences in fleeing to Escape Imprisonment and traveling expenees

150.00

 

Total

$5,636.18

 

1 gun and sword 25.00 Loss of time Leaveing state 50.00

75.00

   

$5,711.18

For being fired at by three Ruffians at once whilst while riding peaceably along the publick highway. For Authorities refusing to grant redress. For Imprisonment on a false charge Suffering abuse from a Lawles mob deprivation of citizenship &c are items for which a freeman can make no bill no money cannot purchase the Sacred privileges and immunities of a freeborn Son of America no verily as the Lord God Liveth, the Love of Liberty is So entwined about his heart that he would rather, yea much rather Shed the Last drop of his blood, and Lay down his life at the feet of a forreign or domestic foe; than to Surrender those Sacred rights.

I certify the foregoing to be Substantially true As I expect to answer before god at the great day. Given under my hand at Quincy May the 10th 1839

Ephraim Owen

[Not sworn.]

OWEN, Jedidiah [15]

to whom it may concern

This is to certify that on the day following on which the troops arrived at far west that two men of Said troops came to my house Broke open my trunk and took therefrom both mony and clothing and also a number of papers among which were deeds and notes ect and also a number of cooking utesils and in consequence of the cruel and unhuman treatment which I and others have received from those men troops we are reduced to a State of almost absolute Starvation and Daniel Avery and myself are appointed as a committee to go out and beg corn and meal or any thing we may obtain that can render them assistance or relieve them in their Suffering condition

Jedidiah Owen

[Sworn to before D. W. Kilbourn, J.P., Lee Co., IA, 6 Jan 1840.]

OWEN, Saly

Sally Owen i left Green County Indany may 1836 i mooved to Cay County Mo

expences to Mosuri

$30.00

damage sustained by being driven from Clay to colwell County

100.00

remooved to Clinten County driven from Clinton Co to Colwell davis Co damage by

lose of propperty and land

1,500.00

Damage by being driven from davis to Colwell

100.00

to 120 acres of land in colwell

700.00

the exposure form davis to Colwell accured the death of my husband damage and expense by being driven out of the State of Mo by my self and 6 children

1,000.00

to the lause of time

200.00

 

$3,500.00

i certify that the a buve a count to be a just a count acording to the best of my knolage

Saly X Owen

[Sworn to before C. M. Woods, C.C.C., Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839.]

Notes

[1] Also found in HC 4:71 and in JH 20 Mar 1840.

[2] It is unclear whether the “ger” is part of a name (Clevenger) or an abbreviated from of “Junior.” The editor assumes “Junior” because it is followed by “and seamier” (senior).

[3] Also found in HC 4:65 and in JH 17 Mar 1840.

[4] Also found in HC 4:65 and in JH 17 Mar 1840.

[5] Also found in HC 4:68 and in JH 17 Mar 1840.

[6] Also found in HC 4:64 and in JH 16 Mar 1840.

[7] Also Found in JH 13 Apr 1839.

[8] This petition was possibly written for Nathan K. Knight by Noah Packard because the petition appears to be written in the same hand as Packard’s signature. However, it is also possible that Packard was signing as a witness to Knight’s petition.

[9] Also found in HC4:65–67 and in JH 17 March 1840.

[10] Most of the numeric figures in this position are illegible because the page is torn

[11] This date is not written in the same hand as the rest of the petition and may have been added later.

[12] The original, handwritten version of this petition is not found in the same LDS Historical Department collection which contains the other Missouri petitions, but instead is found in the Historical department’s Joseph Smith Collection.

[13] Also found in HC 4:56 and in JH 6 Jan 1840.

[14] Also found in HC 4:64–65 and in JH 17 Mar 1840.

[15] Also found in HC 4:56–57 and in JH 6 Jan 1840.