An appeal to the president of the United States
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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.
- 1846 June 1
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Materials are in English.
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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.
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 28
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