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Politics, Government, and Law

 Subject
Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Minor R. Deming letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230325752]
Identifier: MSS SC 2707
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 17 July 1845 and addressed to "Gen. Ewing." Deming admits that the hope of expelling the Mormons from Hancock County had been abandoned and indicates that he had been accused of the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith.

Zenos H. Gurley letter to Joseph Smith, Jr.

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233294674]
Identifier: Vault MSS 782
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter dated 4 May 1842 and addressed to Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Mormon Church. Gurley writes that he was unable to attend a meeting with the Nauvoo Legion militia organization and describes the founding of a branch of the Mormon Church in Wisconsin.

Joseph Smith, Jr. letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197232487535]
Identifier: MSS 288
Scope and Contents Photocopy and photostat copy of a handwritten letter. Smith writes in his capacity as the leader of the "Nauvoo Legion" of the Illinois state militia. He informs Wilson Law to keep the militia in readiness "as may be necessary to compel obedience to the ordinances of said city (i.e. Nauvoo) and secure the peace of the citizens." The item was notarized by W. W. Phelps.

Wilson Law letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230320217]
Identifier: MSS SC 2201
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated Sept. 30, 1840 and a typescript of the item. Law writes to Thomas Carlin, "Commanding Officer," requesting that various arms be sent to his company.

Hosea Stout letter

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233285011]
Identifier: Vault MSS 127
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated June 27, 1844, and addressed to Col. Harmon. Stout orders Harmon to assemble the men of the Nauvoo Legion militia organization in Nauvoo, Illinois, for inspection.