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George Albert Smith letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1947
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter addressed to Orson Pratt (1811-1881). Smith states that "An act to amend an act amendatory and supplementary to the Charter of St. George City Approved Feb. 21 1868" had been passed by the legislature of Utah Territory.

Dates: 1870

A. O. Smoot affidavit

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 183
Scope and Contents

Handwritten affidavits sworn before Smoot as mayor of Provo, Utah. The manuscript was apparently recorded by Smoot who seems to be responsible for much of its wording. The item deals with disturbances by United States soldiers in Provo, Utah.

Dates: 1870

Warren Stone Snow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 376
Scope and Contents

Typewritten biographical sketches (photocopies) of Snow and his wife, Mary Ann V. Snow; ALS's (with typed transcripts) to his fourth polygamous wife, Sarah E.W. Snow, with a few to their children; a certificate of election, a deed, and a family group sheet (photocopies). Letters contain information pertaining to relations with his plural family, his missionary experiences in England, and the building of the Manti, Utah Temple. Includes cover letter by donor.

Dates: Undated

Edward Jenner Steptoe letter

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8975
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter on blue paper from Steptoe to Sydney Webster, personal secretary of President Franklin Pierce, written on the day Steptoe discovered his appointment as Governor of Utah Territory by President Pierce. In the letter, he enumerates his reservations about the job, praises Governor Brigham Young, expresses doubt about the efficacy of limiting polygamy, and comments generally on the political climate in Salt Lake City. Dated February 7, 1855.

Dates: 1855 February 7

Utah draft law 28

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 745
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legislative act proposed by the Utah legislature. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "Governor" ; Willard Richards (1804-1854), "President of the Council" ; and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "speaker of the House of Rep." The act relates to the administration of property in Utah.

Dates: approximately 1852

Utah Governor proclamation

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1305
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of printed gubernatorial proclamation dated 23 April 1853. The document describes how "a horde of Mexicans, outlandish men" was creating unrest in the Territory, and orders the arrest of "every strolling Mexican party, and those associating with them" within the area. The document further orders the Utah Militia on alert and directs all Mexicans in the Territory to remain at home. The proclamation was signed at Provo, Utah, by Brigham Young.

Dates: 1853 April 23

Elisha Whittlesey letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2505
Scope and Contents

Letter-press copy of a handwritten letter. The item is dated 21 March 1857 and addressed to Lewis Cass (1782-1866), Secretary of State for the United States in the Buchanan administration. Whittelsey's letter relates to a request of William H. Hooper, Secretary of the Utah Territory, regarding requisitions for 1857.

Dates: 1857 March 21

Brigham Young letter

 Item — Folder: 1
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 resolution

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2112
Scope and Contents

Handwritten copybook copy of a resolution. The item was signed by Brigham Young and W. H. Hopper. The document states that the seat of government in Utah should be moved from Fillmore to Salt Lake City due to a lack of facilities in Fillmore.

Dates: 1856

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

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