Proclamation to the State of Missouri

Title: Proclamation to the State of Missouri
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Description: In response to the federal government’s order that all eligible men enroll for the draft, Upton Hays and William Clarke Quantrill issue this proclamation to the state of Missouri. Hays and Quantrill state that all Missourians joining their forces will be furnished with arms and ammunition. “Any one who shall be found guilty of reporting to any military post the whereabouts of any Southern person shall be shot,” while men eligible for military duty who leave the state will be deemed “enemies of the ‘South’ and treated accordingly.”
Date original: August 4, 1862
Document Type: circular
Publication Statement: J.O. Williams Collection, Box 1: Folder 2
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact Missouri Valley Special Collections at: Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, 5th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105 Phone: (816)701-3427 E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from Missouri Valley Special Collections. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to Missouri Valley Special Collections.
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