Church and state -- Mormon Church -- History
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293122]
Identifier: Vault MSS 743
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter to Wilford Woodruff written from the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. The item expresses Cannon's concern about a bill before Congress that would "Bind the Mormon people hand and foot" in order to "dispose of them" Cannon argues for constitutional rights for the Mormons, self-government in Utah, and victory in the "war against us."
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292736]
Identifier: Vault MSS 711
Scope and Contents Handwritten legislative act from Utah dated March 1, 1852. The item is signed by W. W. Phelps, Willard Richards, and Brigham Young. The act declares it to be unlawful to "use with disrespect the name of the deity," use unnecessary cruelty upon animals, and to be intoxicated in public. The item also declares that the breaking of these laws is to be punishable by a monetary fine or by a period of hard labor.
Dates: 1852 March 1