Missouri -- History
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten letters addressed to Samuel Moore, a Mormon living in Iowa and Nauvoo, Illinois. The items were sent from Missouri and from Louisiana. Bliss writes of family and personal matters. He asks about how the Mormons are doing and expresses a desire to visit Moore in Nauvoo.
Photographic prints and photocopies of Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs' 1838 "extermination order" of the Mormons, Governor Christopher Bond's executive order rescinding it, and a newsclipping describing the rescission.
Two signed items, one a promissory note made out to William Smith, agent for the Steam Mill Company, dated August 20, 1817. The other a transfer of title dated June 18, 1820, turning over ownership of two lots in Independence, Missouri, to Joseph Philipson.
Handwritten and signed letter of introduction dated September 4, 1834. He introduces Thomas Miller as being invited to fill a professor's chair at a college in Missouri and gives him a favorable recommendation.
Photocopies of handwritten court proceedings of cases tried in Daviess County and Boone County, Missouri. The trials relate to Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and others being tried for treason; the trial of Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857), an apostle of the Church, for murder; testimony against Caleb Baldwin; and testimony against King Follet on charges of robbery. Dated 1839.
Each folder containts a document, coded HR 27A-G10.1 or something similar, relating an instance of persecution, and is accompanied by anywhere from 7 to 61 affidavits.
Handwritten and signed letter, written in Liberty, Missouri, addressed to John Chauncey, and dated June 11, 1836. Doniphan thanks Chauncey for a previous letter, discusses how annexing "the country to the west" will improve business and society, and reflects on various subjects such as women, marriage and babies.
Correspondence, certificates, and legal papers dealing with Ewing's personal and business life in Missouri. Some of the correspondence is from Thomas Hart Benton, Henry Clay, and Lilburn W. Boggs. The items relate to contemporary political issues both in Missouri and in the United States.
Photocopies of handwritten letters. Most of the items were written while Fielding was serving as a missionary in England. The letters are to and from family members. Fielding writes about missionary activities and receives information on the Mormons in Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois.