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Carthage (Ill.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Name Authority File

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

W. D. Abernith letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1225
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 2 July 1841, and addressed to David W. Catlin of Connecticut. Abernith writes about an "anti-Mormon" political convention being held in Carthage, Illinois.

Faria legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6788
Overview Collection contains legal documents from Wayne County, New York, Lake County, Ohio, and Hancock, Illinois.

David Mack letter to James G. Stark

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233288361]
Identifier: Vault MSS 262
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter, dated August 21, 1860, and addressed to James G. Stark. Mack writes about the uneasiness felt by many residents as a result of a rumor that the Mormons were prepairing to move back to the area.

Eliza Clayton Margetts reminiscence

 File — Folder 1: [31197230334028]
Identifier: MSS 1105
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten reminiscence. Margetts writes about her life in Carthage and Nauvoo, Illinois. She describes the events surrounding the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith. She also mentions events in Nauvoo, Illinois, when the Mormons were ejected from that town. She also witnessed the "miracle of the quales." The date of the composition of the item is uncertain.

The origin of Mormonism and reminiscences of the Mormons in Illinois

 File — Folder 1: [31197230233634]
Identifier: MSS SC 89
Scope and Contents Prepared typescript of a series of ten articles written by J.H. Sherman which appeared in the Ithaca Daily Journal during April and May, 1886. The articles, decidedly anti-Mormon, tell of Joseph Smith's early life, the Solomon Spaulding manuscript from which Smith supposedly got the idea for the Book of Mormon, the organization of the Latter-day Saint Church, the settlement of the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, death of Joseph Smith, mob violence in Illinois, expulsion of the Mormons from Nauvoo,...

W. B. Warren letter to George Miller

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233287256]
Identifier: Vault MSS 217
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 14 Dec. 1845, and addressed to George Miller. Warren writes concerning protection for those gathering corn and about the Mormons in the area.