Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 3.7

Thomas Reynolds, 1840-1844

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from Citizens of Jackson County to Governor Reynolds, Jefferson City, Mo. ]
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                                                Independence Mo. 13 May 1842

            His Excellency

                        Governor Reynolds

                                                Dear Sir

                                                            At a meeting

of the Citizens of Jackson County held at the

Court House in the Town of Independence

on the 12th inst. to take into consideration the

best Means of ascertaining and bringing to

Justice the person Who attempted to assassin=

=ate Gov. L. W. Boggs. the undersigned Were

appointed in Committee to inform your Excel-

=lency of the occurrence and to request that an

appropriate reward be offered on behalf of the

State for the discovery of the fellow.

                                                            Enclosed are the

Resolutions passed at said Meeting,

                                                            Gov. Boggs is

Yet living but Will in all probability  survive

but a Short time.  No Shadow of suspicion

rests upon any one. And our community

yet remain in painful ignorance of their

greatest foe.  The undersigned therefore Would

Most respectfully suggest that a sufficient

reward be offered and such assurances of

protection to the informer be given, as might

induce disclosure.

                                Most Respectfully

                                                                                    Your Fellow Citizens.

Saml D. Lucus                                    Stuart  H. Woodson

Wilson Roberts                       Lewis Jones

Lemuel Weston                       John King

Smallwood Nolund                 Thomas Wellercer

                              John ParKer

                                              Commitee of Investigation