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Latter Day Saints -- Illinois -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

William Weston letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325760]
Identifier: MSS SC 2708
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated Feb. 1843 and addressed to George C. Weston of Rockville, Connecticut. The item was also written by "Rebeca Weston." The Westons express a negative view of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith. They also dislike the fact that many Mormons are coming to Illinois.

Dates: 1843 February

Robert Wilmore letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308279]
Identifier: MSS SC 1038
Scope and Contents

Letter to "Dear Children" written from Warren County, Illinois, July 6, 1844. This item includes his opinion on the death of the "imposter" Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon prophet. He says some people thought a few of Smith's own followers killed him.

Dates: 1844