Niles Weekly Register (Missouri Mormon War content)
Place Published: Baltimore, MD
Date Published: July 26, 1834
Edition: Fourth Series, No. 22 - Vol. X
Book Id: 29441
[16pp] 362-376pp. Octavo [24 cm] Unbound loose issue with two sew holes near the spine. Minor foxing. Extremities square with no chipping or tearing.
On page 365 there is a short report on the brewing conflict in Jackson County Missouri between the Mormons and their neighbors. "...these people, to the number of 800 or 1,000, well armed, advanced, assured by their prophet, Smith, that he would raise all that should be killed in fighting the battles of the Lord!" Page 368 of this issue also contains a lengthy letter to the editor from Governor of Missouri, Daniel Dunklin, on the "Mormon difficulties" in Jackson County. In this letter Dunklin writes to explain what his course of action will be in regards to the citizens (Mormon and non-Mormon) of Jackson County. Dunkiln begins by stating the laws of Missouri in regards to ownership of property. He then offers a spirited defense of practicing ones own religion (ending with) "Indeed, there is nothing so absurd or ridiculous, that they have not a right to adopt as their religion, so that in its exercise, they do not interfere with the rights of others." Dunkiln then goes on to write about different plans of action, and his hope for a peaceable outcome.