Carthage (Ill.) -- History
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
W. D. Abernith letter
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 contains legal documents from Wayne County, New York, Lake County, Ohio, and Hancock, Illinois.
David Mack letter to James G. Stark
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
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
W. B. Warren letter to George Miller
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.