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Mason Brayman autographed document

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3966

Scope and Contents

Autograph document signed and also signed in the text; a monograph legal plea, as attorney for one John C. Lloyd charged by one Thomas Clements. Sangamon County, Illinois.


  • circa 1843-1846


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mason Brayman autographed document must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Mason Brayman was a special agent for Governor Ford dealing with the Mormon difficulties 1843-46. He was an Illinois attorney general who attempted unsuccessfully to indict the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. He was also the governor of Idaho territory during the Nez Pierce and Bannock Wars. He "censured the anti-Mormons for attempting to take venegeance on the non-Mormon residents for defending Nauvoo from attack." - Dictionary of American Biography.


1 folder ; (0.08 linear ft.)



Custodial History

These items were purchased by Special Collections in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; Rick Grunder; 1987.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).

Related Materials

For Brayman's involvement and reports to Governor Ford regarding Mormon sufferings, see History of the Church V: 293, 527, 532; and B. H. Roberts, Comprehensive history of the Church II: 174, 529; III: 17-18, 21.

Register of Mason Brayman autographed document
Rose Frank
2011 June 16
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States