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Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849



  • Existence: 1795 - 1849

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

An appeal to the president of the United States

 File — Folder: 1
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

Presidential autographs

Identifier: Vault MSS 502
Scope and Contents

Oversized presidential signature collection.

Dates: 1807-1851

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Autographs 1
Correspondence 1
Material Types 1
Mexican War, 1846-1848 1
Military 1