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Audrain County Military Records
Audrain County Missouri,
Citizens to John B. Henderson, 1863
(Petition concerning affairs in Missouri)
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Honorable John B. Henderson, U.S. Senator from Mo.
we the undersigned, your constituents; citizens of Audrain County in the State of Missouri would most respectfully represent to Your Honor and through you and our Representatives in Congress to His Excellency thePresident of the United States.that the loyal citizens of this petition of this portion of the state, have ________ that Genl Order no. 3 issued from ___ Quarters,Department of the Missouri by Gen'l Schofield has been ordered suspended, and that no collections would be made under the same for the purpose of partially reimbursing the loyal citizens for loss of property and damage to persons during the late raid in our unfortunate state.
We do not desire taxes of fellow men oppressed or
___ with heavy taxation for any purpose yet when we reflect that those persons, who by said order sustained, should be addressed to pay the damages sustained, ___ persons of wealth and influence, and could have suppressed the uprising of the vicious persons in our state, if they had, but
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used half the
influence in that behalf, as was by them expected to aid
in the distribution of the Best Goverment yet known to
by their exppusions[sic] exercised an
influence on the Young and witless of the County in
violationof the laws, both civil ands military-
|Many of the
loyal men who have been plundered by these Bnds, are
poor-they and their families suffering for the common
necessaries of life-their fathers and brother in the
service of the State or the U. S. Government and from
which but little pay has been received-and soon when the
communities have heard and audited their claims and the
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Names of "PetuS" not legible
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Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916.