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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

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from An appeal to the president of the United States must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon Church leader and pioneer. Little was the president of the Eastern States Mission of the Mormon Church and was acting as a special agent for the church at the time the letter was written.

Extent

1 item (4 pages)

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of An appeal to the president of the United States
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 March 28
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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