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The Mormon war in Missouri began in 1833 when the residents of Jackson County drove out the Mormons at gun point. Peace officers, militia leaders, ministers, and merchants joined the mobs. They broke into homes, whipped men and threatened women, destroyed the Mormon press, and tarred and feathered Latter-day Saint leaders. The Saints fled in all directions, most of them crossing the Missouri River into Clay County.
© 1960 Brigham Young University Press
Bushman, Richard L. "Mormon Persecution in Missouri, 1833," Brigham Young University Studies, III (Autumn, 1960), 11-20.