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Politics, Government, and Law

Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Rufus C. Allen commission

 File — Folder 1: [31197230243930]
Identifier: MSS SC 597
Scope and Contents Printed appointment with handwritten entry of Rufus C. Allen as a captain, Company F, Battalion of Infantry, Cedar and Harmony Posts, Nauvoo Legion.

Black Hawk committee meeting minutes

 File — Folder 1: [31197230320886]
Identifier: MSS SC 2233
Scope and Contents Handwritten entries into a book of blank pages. The entries relate to the meetings of the "Black Hawk Committee" of Springville, Utah. The organization commemorated the Black Hawk War between the whites and Indians of Utah. Also included are financial records and a list of men from Springville who participated in the war.

Peter Sutton election certificate

 File — Folder 1: [31197230348424]
Identifier: MSS 509
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a printed and handwritten certificate. The document confirms the election of Peter Sutton to be a major of the First Battalion of the Calvary and Infantry of the Utah Militia. The item was issued under the authority of the territorial governor of Utah, Charles Durkee, who also signed the certificate.

Brigham Young certificate of appointment for W. S. S. Willis

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233289633]
Identifier: Vault MSS 424
Scope and Contents Printed form with handwritten notations. The item is dated 11 March 1851 and signed by Almon W. Babbitt and Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. W. S. S. Willis is appointed as captain of Company B, Battalion of Infantry in Lehi, Utah.

James H. Martineau certificates

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 235
Scope and Contents Printed and handwritten certificates, bonds, and commissions. The items document Martineau's commission in the Utah Militia, his appointment as the Sheriff of Iron County, Utah, and his position as an alderman of Parowan, Utah. Seven of the manuscripts were signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), the second president of the Mormon Church.

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...

Aaron Johnson correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [31197230314012]
Identifier: MSS SC 1598
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten correspondence and memos between Aaron Johnson and other officers in the Utah Militia, relating to the procurement of supplies, enlistment of men, the settlement of Provo, relations with the Indians (especially Peteetneet and Tabby), muster rolls, and other military concerns.

Ledger of Quarter Master Generals Department of G. S. L. City

 Item — Oversize 1: [31197233242632]
Identifier: MSS 5851
Abstract Original handwritten leather bound ledger entitled Ledger of Quarter Master General's Department of G. S. L. City, 1857. Financial records are kept for the Nauvoo Legion, for horses and mules, William H. Kimball, Lewis Robison, George W. Grant, Brigham Young Jr., wheat, oats, and barley threshing. Voting records from 1890 are in the back of the book.

Legal document

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233292785]
Identifier: Vault MSS 705
Scope and Contents Printed document filled in by hand, dated 28 March 1854, and signed by Brigham Young as governor of Utah. The item commissions James Ferguson Adjutant General of the "Nauvoo Legion and of the Militia of the Territory of Utah." The appointment was effective 25 June 1849 and carried the rank of Brigadier General.

McClellan family histories

 File — Folder 1: [31197230244615]
Identifier: MSS SC 561
Scope and Contents Typescripts (some duplicated). The collection includes autobiographical sketch of William C. McClellan, member of the Mormon Battalion and of the Nauvoo Legion in Utah Valley, Utah, a biographical sketch of his wife, Almeda D. McClellan by Zitelle M. Snarr, and an autobiography of their son David A. McClellan Sr. which includes details of life in the Mormon colonies in Mexico and Arizona.