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Missouri -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Bliss letters

 File — Folder 1: [31197230321124]
Identifier: MSS SC 2221
Scope and Contents 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.

Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs executive orders

 File — Folder 1: [31197230315407]
Identifier: MSS SC 1790
Scope and Contents 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.

Lilburn W. Boggs papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233292090]
Identifier: Vault MSS 533
Scope and Contents 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.

Lillburn W. Boggs letters received

 File — Folder 1: [31197230325661]
Identifier: MSS SC 2698
Scope and Contents Photographs of a handwritten and signed letters addressed to Lilburn W. Boggs and dated 22 and 24 July 1840. One of the items is from Chauncey Durkus denying reports that he has been involved in arresting Mormons in Illinois and taking them back to Missouri. The veracity of his statements was confirmed by the signatures of 37 residents of Lewis County, Missouri. The other item was signed by 11 residents of Lewis County claiming that persons; who went to Nauvoo, Illinois, to recover stolen...

Henry Clay letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233293759]
Identifier: Vault MSS 674
Scope and Contents 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.

Daviess County legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 846
Scope and Contents 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.

Documents and corresponding affidavits, 1838-1842

 Series
Identifier: MSS 942 Series 3
Scope and Contents note 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.

Alexander William Doniphan letter

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293254]
Identifier: Vault MSS 590
Scope and Contents 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.

Finis Ewing collection

 Collection — Box 1: [31197232550563]
Identifier: MSS 1396
Abstract 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.

Joseph Fielding correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [31197232491131]
Identifier: MSS 670
Scope and Contents 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.