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A resolution creating the office of superintendent of common schools

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2369
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative resolution passed by the Utah territorial legislature on 4 Oct. 1851. 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 measure establishes the office of school superintendent in the schools of the Utah territory.
Dates: 1851

Resolution in relation to distributing constitution

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2152
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative resolution by the Utah legislature on 30 Jan.1852. 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 resolution directs that copies of the constitution be distributed among the members of the legislature.
Dates: 1852

A resolution making appropriations to the assessor and collector and auditor of public accounts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2053
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative act passed by the Utah legislature on 6 March 1852. 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 relates to public finances.
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

Joseph Smith, Jr. indenture

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 137
Scope and Contents Handwritten indenture. The item provides for a transfer of property from Joseph and his wife, Emma Smith, to Wilson Law. The item was signed by Joseph Smith, Willard Richards, and Samuel H. Smith.
Dates: 1842

Utah draft law 28

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 745
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative act proposed by the Utah legislature. 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 act relates to the administration of property in Utah.
Dates: approximately 1852

Daniel Webster letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 604
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 1 Feb. 1845 and addressed to Daniel Webster of Boston, Massachusetts. The item was also signed by Willard Richards, William W. Phelps, John Taylor, and other prominent leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Young asks for legal advice concerning the repeal of the Nauvoo City charter by the Illinois state legislature.
Dates: 1845 February 1

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

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Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 24
Phelps, William Wines, 1792-1872 21
Utah. Legislature 18
Utah 4
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 3