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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.

Kirtland Council minute book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2920
Scope and Contents Typed copy of the minutes of the Kirtland Council of the Mormon Church between 1832 and 1837. The materials were recorded while the Mormon Church had its headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio. The volume includes records of activities, ordinations, blessings, and one letter from Newell Kimball Whitney. The clerks who recorded the minutes were William W. Phelps, Orson Hyde, Oliver Cowdery, and George W. Robinson. Joseph Smith, first president of the Mormon Church, presided at the meetings. The item...

Henry W. Lawrence papers

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 3079
Scope and Contents Collection consists of letters, deeds, legal papers, and other materials collected by Lawrence through his business dealings. These include the estate papers of William W. Phelps, Heber C. Kimball, Julia Kimball, as well as miscellaneous legal papers relating to Henry W. Lawrence, and the legal papers relating to the property dispute case of William H. Folsom vs. Thomas Fitch (1881).

Utah laws and a constitution

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 665
Scope and Contents Handwritten laws and the "Constitution of the State of Deseret" dated 1849. The laws include an act relating to divorce, a resolution on judicial districts in Utah, policies relating to the water of Mill Creek Canyon and ferries in Idaho, and a statement of the expenses of locating government in Utah. The items were signed by important Utah politicians including Brigham Young, Willard Richards, and William W. Phelps.

W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young legal act

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 711
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative act from Utah dated March 1, 1852. The item is signed by W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young. The act declares it to be unlawful to "use with disrespect the name of the deity," use unnecessary cruelty upon animals, and to be intoxicated in public. The item also declares that the breaking of these laws is to be punishable by a monetary fine or by a period of hard labor.

W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young legislative act

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 732
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed legislative act in relation to road tax and supervision. The act is signed by W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young.

A memorial to Congress for the construction of a great national central railroad

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2367
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative motion passed by the Utah territorial legislature on 3 March 1852. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "governor;" Willard Richards (1804-1854), "Pres. of the Council;" and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "Speaker of the House of Rep." The measure requests that the federal government build a railroad across the United States.

A memorial to Congress for the extension of the legislative to 90 days

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 757
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative appeal to the United States congress to extend a legislative session. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "Governor" ; Willard Richards (1804-1854), "President of the Council" ; and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "speaker of the House of Rep." The item is dated 3 March 1852.

Per diem receipt

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1268
Scope and Contents Handwritten per diem receipt dated 20 February 1852 signed by W. W. Phelps and Albert Carrington. The receipt is for Albert Rockwood's attendance at the 1851-1852 Utah Territaorial Legislature.

Brigham Young, William Wines Phelps and Willard Richards petition to Congress

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 726
Scope and Contents Handwritten petition to the Congress of the United States for an appropriation of sixty-thousand dollars for the erection of a territorial prison in Utah. The item is signed by W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young. The petition states that the prison is needed because of "multiplied crimes and offenses which demand the retribution of imprisonment."

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