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Politics, Government, and Law

 Subject
Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [31197230334432]
Identifier: MSS 1069
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten letters dated 3 Jan. 1882 and 6 Dec. 1883. John T. Caine and George Q. Cannon write of the death of William Henry Hooper in the 1882 letter, and James Sharp writes to Caine about how the activities of the United States Congress might have an impact on Utah in the missive of 1883.

George Q. Cannon family correspondence

 Collection — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [31197230354240]
Identifier: MSS 7426
Overview Collection is comprised of letters, most of them written by George Q. Cannon during his time of service as a Utah Territory delegate to the United States House of Representatives. The remainder of the letters were written by a variety of family members and friends to Martha Telle Cannon. The bulk of the letters were written between 1872 and 1882.

George Q. Cannon letter to Wilford Woodruff

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293122]
Identifier: Vault MSS 743
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter to Wilford Woodruff written from the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. The item expresses Cannon's concern about a bill before Congress that would "Bind the Mormon people hand and foot" in order to "dispose of them" Cannon argues for constitutional rights for the Mormons, self-government in Utah, and victory in the "war against us."

George Q. Cannon letters to John Steel

 File — Folder 1: [31197230233113]
Identifier: MSS SC 72
Scope and Contents Two ALS's written from Washington, D.C. to John Steele of Toquerville, Utah. The 1875 letter replies to a request made by Steele for remuneration from the Postmaster General. The 1877 letter concerns a bill to grant pensions to Mexican War veterans and another bill for the reclamation of desert lands. Both letters are written on House of Representatives letterhead.

George Q. Cannon notes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 377
Scope and Contents Holograph quotations (in pencil) on liberty during Revolutionary War times.

George Q. Cannon testimonial

 File — Folder 1: [31197230241702]
Identifier: MSS SC 485
Scope and Contents Handwritten testimonial (plus photocopy) signed by 101 polygamist prisoners of the Utah Penitentiary acknowledging Cannon's beneficient influence.

George Q. and Martha Telle Cannon correspondence, 1872-1891

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7426 Series 1
Scope and Contents note George Q. Cannon and Martha Telle Cannon correspondence, including forty-one letters exchanged between George Q. Cannon and Martha Telle Cannon, between 1872 and 1891. Their correspondence documents George Q. Cannon's experiences as a Territorial Delegate from Utah to the United States House of Representatives; Martha Cannon's experiences in her Salt Lake City, Utah, home; family relationships and news; and Church events.

George Q. Cannon correspondence, 1880

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7426 Series 3
Scope and Contents note George Q. Cannon correspondence, including one letter from George Q. Cannon to Sarah A. Telle King in New York, 1880.

Martha Telle Cannon correspondence, 1880-1902

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7426 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Martha Telle Cannon correspondence, including seven letters, from 1880 to 1902. Six are addressed to Martha Telle Cannon from a variety of family members, and one is from Martha Telle Cannon to Lewis Telle Cannon.