Details the efforts of 1,200 Mormons--expelled from their homes and deprived of their property rights in Jackson County in 1833--to obtain redress. They enlisted support from Governor Daniel Dunklin. An irate citizenry nevertheless ensured safety to the perpetrators of the offenses against the Mormons and made it impossible for the Mormons to secure redress through the Missouri courts. An armed confrontation of Mormon forces (in Zion's Camp) and their opponents in Missouri was averted. The Mormons appealed unsuccessfully to President Andrew Jackson for Federal intervention to ensure Mormon rights in Missouri. Between 1836 and 1844 Joseph Smith, the Mormon leader, sought redress from Congress. Smith tried unsuccessfully to enlist the support of John C. Calhoun and other prominent Americans. Based primarily on newspaper accounts and on manuscripts in the Western Historical Manuscripts collection at the University of Missouri.