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Stephen Longstrath letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 755
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten letters. One of the letters is addressed to "Sarah" and two of the items are addressed to Willard Richards, an apostle in the Mormon Church. Longstrath writes about family matters, his work, and the condition of the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Dates: 1846

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.
Dates: 1852

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.
Dates: 1852

Jennetta Richards letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2701
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 4 July 1843, written in Nauvoo, Illinois, and addressed to Wealthy Richards, then living in Richmond, Massachusetts. Also included are some comments by Willard Richards. Jennetta writes about her recent illness saying she was baptized seven times to recover her health. She also tells about life in Nauvoo and some of Willard's activities. Jennetta also talks about a recent arrest of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith.
Dates: 1843 July 4

Jennetta Richards letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 781
Scope and Contents Five holograph letters plus typescripts of each. All of the letters were written to the family of Jennetta Richards (d. 1845) in England. Three are by Jennetta and were composed in Nauvoo, Illinois. They are largely concerned with family matters. One dated 8 July 1844 tells of the assassination of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).

Dates: 1841-1848

Willard Richards letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2002
Scope and Contents One handwritten letter addressed to the U. S. House of Representatives. Richards wants the committee on petitions of Utah to meet the "Committee on the subject of memorializing the Secretary of War on regard to the exploration of a Route across the Western Desert."
Dates: 1853

Willard Richards family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1482
Scope and Contents Typescripts of letters, legal documents, diary entries, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to the Richards family, including Willard Richards who served as an apostle in the Mormon Church. The items deal largely with family and Mormon Church matters including the missions of Willard and Levi Richards to England.
Dates: 1801-1937

Brigham Young letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 734
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter addressed to the United States Senator from Illinois, Stephen A. Douglas. The item was signed by Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Willard Richards. Young writes to Douglas to secure his support for the admission of the Deseret as an official state in the nation.
Dates: 1849