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Philip St. George Cooke letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2285
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Handwritten letter dated 8 March 1886. Cooke responds to a request to give an account his part in the Utah Expedition, 1857-1858, during which a federal army entered Utah. Cooke writes about the march, the wintering at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, the establishing of Camp Floyd, Utah, and about his conversatins with Albert Sidney Johnston, who led the expedition.

Dates: 1886

Henry E. Maynadier letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 985
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General Orders dated October 5 and 7, 1857, giving marching orders for the battalions and trains of the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Winfield in the Utah Territory (modern Wyoming). One letter is signed by Maynadier by the order of Col. Alexander.

Dates: 1857; 1857

John McKeager Warren letter

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Identifier: MSS SC 2747
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter dated 13 Feb. 1858 and addressed to "Dear Father" who was probably living in Franklin County, Missouri. Warren was with the United States Army at "Camp Scott," Utah Territory. The cite is near Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Warren writes about a confrontation with Cheyenne Indians and speculates about the prospect of war with Brigham Young and the Mormons of Utah. He did not think Brigham Young would fight but was confident that the United States Army would win any...
Dates: 1858 February 13

Thomas Williams correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6769

Correspondence includes letters written to Mary Neohso Bailey Williams or "Moddie", Williams' wife.

Dates: 1858-1859

Brigham Young letter

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Identifier: MSS SC 2019
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter. The item is dated Sept. 14, 1857 and is addressed to "Major McCullogh" and Lewis Brunson (1831-1888). Brunson was the bishop in Fillmore, Utah for the Mormon Church. Young states that preparations are to be made to deal with the advancing federal troops which were part of the Utah Expedition, 1857-1858. He also outlines the nature of the defense of Utah. In resistance the Utahns would "desolate the Territory" and "waylay our enemies." Young also admonishes...
Dates: 1857

Brigham Young letter to E. B. Alexander

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 694
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Letter, handwritten and signed "Brigham Young" by a scribe, addressed to Col. E.B. Alexander, commander of the 5th and 10th United States infantry regiments during the Utah Expedition. The letter is dated October 7, 1857 and was sent with two copies of the Deseret News in an attempt to "enliven the monotonous routine of camp life."

Dates: 1857 October 7

Brigham Young letter to James Burton

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 222
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Handwritten and signed letter, dated 17 April 1858, and addressed to James Burton, a teamster. Young gives Burton a pass to go safely through southern Utah on his way to California.

Dates: 1858 April 17

Governor Brigham Young proclamation

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 107
Abstract The folder contains a photograph of a printed broadside and a photonegative of the item. Young writes to the "Citizens of Utah" and warns them that an "armed, mercenary mob" is marching against them in 1857. He outlines the Mormons' grievances against the federal government and states that they are being unjustly persecuted. He forbids all armed forces from coming into Utah "under any pretence whatever," orders that the forces of the territory be ready to march "at a moment's notice" to...
Dates: 1857