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.
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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First president of the Mormon Church and Illinois militia leader.
1 item ((1 page) + 1 photostat copy.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Presidents--Correspondence
- Illinois. Militia -- History
- Illinois. Militia. Nauvoo Legion -- History
- Law, Wilson
- Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History
- Phelps, William Wines, 1792-1872
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Register of Joseph Smith, Jr. letter
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 22
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- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.