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Affidavit of Urban Van Stewart

This was Urban Van Stewart's testimony about the abuses he personally experienced from the mobs when living in the Iowa Territory.

History of the Church

January 1840 page 59

 

Affidavit of Urban V. StewartóDitto.

 

MONTROSE, LEE COUNTY, IOWA TERRITORY, January 7, 1840.

 

This is to certify that about the middle of October, I was driven by the threats of the Daviess county armed force, to leave my possessions, consisting of preemption right to a quarter section of land with thirty acres under improvement, and a good house.  I went to Di-Ahman and remained until about the 1st of November, when I was driven from there by an armed force under General Wilson.  I then went to Far West.  While at Ondi-Ahman the armed force took from me one cow and calf, and a yoke of oxen, one horse and five sheep; they also took from me fifteen hogs.  While at Far West, they took two cows belonging to me, and I saw the soldiery killing the live stock of the inhabitants without leave or remuneration, and burning building timbers, fences, etc.

 

                                                                                                URBAN V. STEWART

 

Sworn to before D. W. Kilbourn, J.P.


Owner/SourceHistory of the Church
DateJan 1840
Linked toUrban Van Stewart; Urban Van Stewart

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