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Politics, Government, and Law

 Subject
Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Nelson Higgins certificates

 File — Folder 1: [31197230318294]
Identifier: MSS SC 1974
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and printed certificates, applications, correspondence, patriarchal blessings, and miscellaneous items. Most of the materials relate to Nelson's militia activities in Nauvoo, Illinois and in Utah. They include certificates relating to his various military appointments and applications for pensions relating to his military service. A few items relate to the "Walker War" (1853-1854) with the Ute Indians. A few of the materials were signed by the Mormon Church leaders...

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.

Nauvoo Legion printed receipt

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 800
Scope and Contents Original and photocopy of Nauvoo Legion, printed receipt, dated 24 July 1843, No. 81, for $1.00. Signed by Wilson Law, Joseph Smith, and John S. Fulmer, paymaster. Printed with holograph signatures.

Nauvoo Legion redeemable script

 File — Folder 1: [31197233292660]
Identifier: Vault MSS 716
Scope and Contents Printed and signed redeemable script of the Nauvoo Legion for the sum of one dollar. The note is dated July 25, 1843 and is signed by Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon prophet and Lieutenant General of the Legion.

Joseph Smith letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230315266]
Identifier: MSS SC 1799
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter from Joseph Smith (April 29, 1844) to Charles C. Rich concerning the court martial of Wilson Law.

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.

Brigham Young letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230315274]
Identifier: MSS SC 1798
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter to Charles C. Rich concerning the transfer of military equipment to headquarters.