Photographs of a handwritten and signed letters addressed to Lilburn W. Boggs and dated 22 and 24 July 1840. One of the items is from Chauncey Durkus denying reports that he has been involved in arresting Mormons in Illinois and taking them back to Missouri. The veracity of his statements was confirmed by the signatures of 37 residents of Lewis County, Missouri. The other item was signed by 11 residents of Lewis County claiming that persons; who went to Nauvoo, Illinois, to recover stolen goods from the Mormons; were taken into custody by Joseph Smith, first president of the Mormon Church, on charges of kidnapping Mormons.
- 1840 July 24
- 1840 July 22
- Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860 (Person)
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2 items (7 p.)(0.02 linear ft.)
Governor of Missouri.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Lillburn W. Boggs letters received
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 November 22
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