Statement of the Citizens of Bates Co. Concerning Border Troubles

Title: Statement of the Citizens of Bates Co. Concerning Border Troubles
Creator: Joseph Clymer
Description: This statement, dated June 5, 1858, was written by Joseph Clymer and signed by Adj. Gen. G.A. Parsons and 11 citizens of West Point in Bates County, Missouri. The statement describes the invasion of West Point and the robberies and attacks on Missouri citizens committed by James Montgomery and his band. The citizens state that Montgomery’s men have threatened to destroy West Point, and that a number of citizens have fled their homes in fear. The citizens request assistance from the Missouri government.
Date original: June 5, 1858
Owning organization: Missouri State Archives
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Missouri-Kansas Border Collection; Office of the Secretary of State, RG005: Box 1, Folder 8
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Missouri State Archives at: 600 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1747, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Phone: (573)751-4717, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Missouri State Archives. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Missouri State Archives.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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