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Mexican War, 1846-1848

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

James Allen and R. B. Mitchell letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 399
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 16 July 1846, and composed at the "Headquarters Morm. Batt. U.S. Volunteers." Allen writes about the march to California and the necessity of protection against Indians. On the reverse of Allen's letter is found a handwritten letter, dated 21 July 1846, and signed by R. B. Mitchell, "Indian Agent." The item was composed at "Point aux Poules." Mitchell praises the conduct of the emigrating Mormons in general and with the Indians in particular.
Dates: 1846 July

An appeal to the president of the United States

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232498912]
Identifier: MSS 241
Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of a letter appealing to the president of the United States, James K. Polk. The item was copied in 1890, but the original was dated 1 June 1846. The letter states that the Mormons have been persecuted and appealed for aid. It is believed that Polk's call for volunteers to fight in the war with Mexico was an answer to this request. The "Mormon Battalion" was formed in consequence.
Dates: 1846 June 1

Assorted documents, undated

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1509 Series 6
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: From Lucille Pratt's report: Most of the documents in this register are dated within the 19th century, with a substantial portion from the 17th and 18th centuries, and a small portion from the 20th century. The documents pertain to the area now known as the state of New Mexico of the United States of America. Many of the documents were created when this area was part of the Presidencia of Nueva Galicia under the Viceroyalty of New Spain, as a part of the overseas empire of the European nation...
Dates: Other: undated

Assorted Spanish documents, 1713-1820

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1509 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: From Lucille Pratt's report: Most of the documents in this register are dated within the 19th century, with a substantial portion from the 17th and 18th centuries, and a small portion from the 20th century. The documents pertain to the area now known as the state of New Mexico of the United States of America. Many of the documents were created when this area was part of the Presidencia of Nueva Galicia under the Viceroyalty of New Spain, as a part of the overseas empire of the European nation...
Dates: Other: 1713-1820

Jacob Kemp Butterfield letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318021]
Identifier: MSS SC 1931
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter and a typescript. The letter was written at Fort Levenworth on August 7, 1846 to Butterfield's mother and deals with the "Mormon Batallion," with his personal feelings toward the Mormon Church, and quotes from his patriarchal blessing.
Dates: 1846

Robert Carson letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312313]
Identifier: MSS SC 1391
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter written at Santa Fe, New Mexico and addressed to Carson's "Honored old friends" in Howard County, Missouri. Carson briefly recounts experiences and news about the war including the tremendous death toll from disease, the putting down of an "insurrection," and the activities and battles of General Alexander William Doniphan on the way to El Paso, Texas.
Dates: 1847

Collection on New Mexican territorial history

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1509
Abstract Photocopies of handwritten and printed receipts, wills, correspondence, royal decrees, proclamations, pronouncements, grants, certificates, reports, licenses, orders, inventories, petitions, claims, and requests. The items were created mainly by New Mexican government officials and persons connected with local and territorial governments of that area.
Dates: 1526-1924

Dudley H. Cooper letter to Benjamin Cooper

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287744]
Identifier: Vault MSS 234
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated November 18, 1846, and addressed to Banjamin Cooper of Saline County, Missouri. Cooper writes about the activities of the United States Army under the command of A. W. Doniphan.
Dates: 1846 November 18

Documents from the Mexican period of New Mexico, 1821-1846

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1509 Series 2
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: From Lucille Pratt's report: Most of the documents in this register are dated within the 19th century, with a substantial portion from the 17th and 18th centuries, and a small portion from the 20th century. The documents pertain to the area now known as the state of New Mexico of the United States of America. Many of the documents were created when this area was part of the Presidencia of Nueva Galicia under the Viceroyalty of New Spain, as a part of the overseas empire of the European nation...
Dates: Other: 1821-1846

Documents from the Spanish period of New Mexico, 1500-1841

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1509 Series 1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: From Lucille Pratt's report: Most of the documents in this register are dated within the 19th century, with a substantial portion from the 17th and 18th centuries, and a small portion from the 20th century. The documents pertain to the area now known as the state of New Mexico of the United States of America. Many of the documents were created when this area was part of the Presidencia of Nueva Galicia under the Viceroyalty of New Spain, as a part of the overseas empire of the European nation...
Dates: Other: 1500-1841