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Nauvoo Legion printed receipt

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 800

Scope and Contents

Original and photocopy of Nauvoo Legion, printed receipt, dated 24 July 1843, No. 81, for $1.00. Signed by Wilson Law, Joseph Smith, and John S. Fulmer, paymaster. Printed with holograph signatures.


  • 1843 July 24


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 Nauvoo Legion printed receipt must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

The Nauvoo Legion was organized by the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1840, under a special charter granted by the Illinois legislature. It was a special militia organization formed to protect the community. After the Mormons were driven from Nauvoo, the Nauvoo Legion was reorganized in Utah in 1852, which included the veterans from the Mormon Battalion. It was eliminated in 1887.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Found among the materials of LaFayette C. Lee and Pearl M. Lee Collection donated on 9 October 2000. All items remained in the family until being donated to Brigham Young University Library.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).


Acquisition; Erical Lee.

Register of Nauvoo Legion printed receipt
Leslie Evens
2011 November 18
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Language of description note
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