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NAUVOO NEIGHBOR, EXTRA}
June -29lh, 1844.
Htad Quaiters, June 26, 1844,
4 o'clock, A. M.
To trie ciliiiiis of Carthage and Haiicock counti/:
In pursuance of an order from Gov. Ford,-
instructing nie to the excrc'i^C 6f such discre-
tionary powers a3 I may deem hcccssary f»r
the p/eservation of the pubftc safety, and tho
lives and properly of otrr ftiii'zfi'ns; 1 hereby in*
vJte all ciuzens to remain at their several
hcrniesin Hancock county and co-operate w?tfr
me in establishing tranc}uility and safety
throughout the county. ' The most effic?etft
means have been put in requisition for concen-
trating tlie military force of the neighbtfringf
coufities at Carthage, and in 12 hours there
will be a sufficient force for the protection o(
every citizen in the country.
I contidently believe tkete is no just appte-
hension of an iitatk upon any plaie by tho
Mormon citizens of our county. And I hereby
strictly comirtand all citizens of Hantocli
bounty to abstain fr6m violence towarda the
Mormon population, under penalty of the se-
verest inflictions of military law,- ihd act in ntf
case, only on the defensive.
The corpses of the fnur'dered men wil't b'e
forthwith removed to Nauv»o, under an es-
cort from Head Quarters. .
Given under my hand tAis 28ih June 1844,
4 o'clock A. M.
M. R. DEMING, Brig.Ocn.,
4tlr Brigade and 5th Divicrion.
It is hoped and expected that the GovcTfto*
vjl be a'. Head '"^uar'.vts in a few hours'.
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