Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 3.7

Thomas Reynolds, 1840-1844

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from D. H. Johnson, Mississippi to Governor Reynolds, Jefferson City, Mo ]
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Utica Missp 25 [paice]

Feb 4th

To His Excelency the

Govonor of the State

of Missourii =

Jefferson City

MO

 

Mississipi

J.H Johnson, ask-

ing information of

Mormons

 

Filed March 6 1841

J. L . Minor

 

Filed Mar: 8 1841

J. L. Minor

 

Utica Miss. 4th Feb. 1841

Dr Sir,

I will trouble you to afford me

some information, in regard to the grounds upon

which you issued your proclamation against

the Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, as they call

themselves, which led to their extermination

from their New Jarusalum. Some two

or three men, of that order, are now in this

country, and are endeavoring to prejudice

the public mind against the Executive of Mo.,

but do not succeed with men of reflection

I hope you will find it compat-

ible with your views of propriety to give me

satisfactory information, touching the object

of my inquiry

Very respectfully yours

His Excellency, the Gov. of Mo D. H Johnson