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Missouri -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

National Archives material on the persecutions of the Church in Missouri

 Collection — Box 1: [31197227330484]
Identifier: MSS 942
Abstract Material pertaining to the Missouri persecutions of LDS Church members in 1839. Material is as found at the National Archives.

Petitions placed before Congress, 1840-1844

 Series
Identifier: MSS 942 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Photocopies of handwritten and printed petitions, affidavits, and published and unpublished accounts of the persecutions suffered by the Mormons in Missouri. The materials were an attempt to get redress for their grievences, especially relating to their expulsion from Missouri in 1839. The items were acquired from the National Archives and Record Service in Washington, D.C.

Material pertaining to the Missouri persecutions of the Church, 1839. As found at the National Archives.

David Pettigrew autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 473
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary with a typescript of the item. Pettigrew (apparently also spelled Pettegrew) started his autobiography in 1840. His diary is sporatic and has many gaps. Pettigrew writes about his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832, his life in Missouri during the persecutions of Mormons there, his experiences in Nauvoo, Illinois, his work as an LDS missionary, his participation in the migration of Mormons from Nauvoo, his...

Benjamin F. Pleasants indenture

 File — Folder 1: [31197230309897]
Identifier: MSS SC 1207
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed indenture made on Dec. 14, 1850. This item records the transfer of all rights, titles, and interests of four lots of ground belonging to George and Theodosia Strother to St. Louis Mo.

Published materials, 1839-1841

 Series
Identifier: MSS 942 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Photocopies of handwritten and printed petitions, affidavits, and published and unpublished accounts of the persecutions suffered by the Mormons in Missouri. The materials were an attempt to get redress for their grievences, especially relating to their expulsion from Missouri in 1839. The items were acquired from the National Archives and Record Service in Washington, D.C.

Material pertaining to the Missouri persecutions of the Church, 1839. As found at the National Archives.

Sidney Rigdon letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230321082]
Identifier: MSS SC 2266
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a letter printed in the "Quebec Gazette" 20 (18 Feb. 1839) p. 2. Also included is a typescript of the letter. Rigdon, confined in the jail at Liberty, Missouri outlines "the sufferings, the calamities, the woe and wretchedness of the Mormons" in Missouri.

Philip Rocheblaux financial papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233292454]
Identifier: Vault MSS 569
Scope and Contents Contains two documents, a bill and receipt, dated August 8, 1822, and a bond for a writ from the Court of Chancellory, State of Missouri, July 9, 1821.

Samuel Hollister Rogers diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1134
Scope and Contents Materials include original handwritten reminiscences and diaries of Samuel Hollistor Rogers from 1841 to 1886. Rogers writes about his life as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He also tells about his service with the Mormon Battalion, his migration to Utah from California in 1848, his missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his involvement in polygamy. He also talks about his experiences in Salt Lake City, Lehi, and Parowan, Utah, and his pioneering efforts...

Allen Slusher letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230233394]
Identifier: MSS SC 32
Scope and Contents Photocopy and typescript of an order dated Sept. 15, 1838 and addressed to an unnamed sergeant. This item directs the assembling of a company of Missouri Militia at Independence on Sept. 21 and 29, 1838 for the purpose of expelling the Mormons or resisting Indian "invasions."

William Smith certificate of appointment

 File — Folder 1: [31197230236546]
Identifier: MSS SC 207
Scope and Contents Handwritten certificate of appointment to the office of a judge advocate in the Missouri Militia by Lieut-Governor William H. Ashley who signed the order.