Major-General David Hunter to Trustees of Platte City, Missouri, December 1, 1861

Source citation
"Gen. Hunter’s Proclamation," in Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1862), III: 462-463.
Recipient (to)
Trustees of Platte City, Missouri
Type
Military record
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Transcription adapted from The Rebellion Record (1862), edited by Frank Moore
Adapted by John Osborne, Dickinson College
Transcription date
The following transcript has been adapted from The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (1862).

HEAD-QUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Dec. 1, 1861.
 

To the Trustees of Platte City, Platte Co., Mo.:

GENTLEMEN:  Having received reliable information of depredations and outrages of every kind committed by a man named Si Gordon, a leader of rebel marauding bands. I give you notice that unless you seize and deliver the said Gordon to me at these head-quarters, within ten days from this date, or drive him out of the county, I shall send a force to your city with orders to reduce it to ashes, and to burn the house of every secessionist in your county, and to carry away every slave.

Col. Jennison's regiment will be entrusted with the execution of this order.

The following persons are particularly directed to this notice:— David Hunt, Clinton Cockerill, James Merryman, Robert Cain, John Murray, H. T. Freeland, William Paxton, W. C. Bemington, Andrew Tribble, R. P. S. Ely, Jackson Miller, Robert Clark, W. Tutman, H. M. Cochrane, Samuel M. Hayes, Joseph Todd, and Jonas Burkhart. 

D. HUNTER,
Major-General Commanding. 

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