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Joseph Smith, Jr. letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 288

Scope and Contents

Photocopy and photostat copy of a handwritten letter. Smith writes in his capacity as the leader of the "Nauvoo Legion" of the Illinois state militia. He informs Wilson Law to keep the militia in readiness "as may be necessary to compel obedience to the ordinances of said city (i.e. Nauvoo) and secure the peace of the citizens." The item was notarized by W. W. Phelps.

Dates

  • 1843

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

First president of the Mormon Church and Illinois militia leader.

Extent

1 item ((1 page) + 1 photostat copy.)

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Joseph Smith, Jr. letter
Status
Completed
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 March 22
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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