1. City Council Resolution
the City Council of the City of Nauvoo, that the printing office from
whence issues the "Nauvoo Expositor" is a public nuisance, and also all
of said Nauvoo Expositors, which may be, or exist in said
establishment, and the Mayor is instructed to cause said printing
establishment and papers to be removed without delay, in such manner as
he shall direct. Passed June 10th, 1944.
2. Order of
Joseph Smith, Mayor (June 10, 1844)
To the Marshal of said City [Nauvoo], greeting.
are hereby commanded to destroy the printing press from whence issues
the Nauvoo Expositor, and pi the type of said printing establishment in
the street, and burn all the Expositors and libelous handbills found in
said establishment; and if resistance be offered to your execution of
this order by the owner or others, demolish the house: and if anyone
threatens you or the Mayor or the officers of the city, arrest those
who threaten you, and fail not to execute this order without delay, and
make due return thereon.
By order of the City
The within named press and type is
destroyed and pied according to order, on this 10th of June, 1844, at
about 8 o'clock p.m.
P. GREENE, C.M.
HEADQUARTERS, NAUVOO LEGION
June 10th, 1844
Smith's Order to Jonathan Dunham, acting Major-General of the Nauvoo
Legion (June 10, 1844)
are hereby commanded to hold the Nauvoo Legion in readiness forthwith
to execute city ordinances, and especially to remove the printing
establishment of the Nauvoo Expositor; and this is what you are
required to do at sight, under the penalty of the laws, provided the
Marshal shall require it and need your services.
Lieut. General, Nauvoo Legion.