James H. Martineau letter
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a handwritten copy of a letter dated 23 July 1907 and addressed to F. E. (Frederick Elnathan?) Eldredge. Also included are photocopies of Martineau's application to join the Sons of the American Revolution. In the letter Martineau tells Eldredge that the Mountain Meadows Massacre started when the Fancher train of immigrants poisoned the carcass of a dead cow which led to the death of four Indians. He writes that he had personal knowledge of the orders sent by militia leaders and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He states that the militia leader, William H. Dame, and the second president of the Church, Brigham Young, had no knowledge of the massacre before it took place.
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Biographical / Historical
LDS Church leader in Mexico.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.) : 9 p.
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of James H. Martineau letter
- Rose Frank
- 14 April 2011
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.