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Mormons -- Persecutions -- Missouri -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Documents and corresponding affidavits, 1838-1842

 Series
Identifier: MSS 942 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Each folder containts a document, coded HR 27A-G10.1 or something similar, relating an instance of persecution, and is accompanied by anywhere from 7 to 61 affidavits.
Dates: Other: 1838-1842

John Murdock journal and autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233631024]
Identifier: MSS SC 997
Scope and Contents Materials include two copies of the typescript of an autobiography covering, 1792-1867, and journals, 1830-1859. Murdock was a Campbellite who joined the Mormon Church in 1830. He lived with Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon prophet, in 1833 and participated in "Zion's Camp" in 1834. He lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Lehi, Utah and was in Missouri during the persecution of Mormons in that state.
Dates: 1830-1867

National Archives material on the persecutions of the Church in Missouri

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197227330484]
Identifier: MSS 942
Abstract Material pertaining to the Missouri persecutions of LDS Church members in 1839. Material is as found at the National Archives.
Dates: 1838-1842

Abraham Palmer papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230243674]
Identifier: MSS SC 591
Scope and Contents Typescripts (some duplicated), printed forms with typescript entries, and photographs (photocopies). The collection includes life sketches of Palmer and his first wife, Patience D. P. Palmer. Tells of persecutions in Missouri, immigration to Utah, and teaching school in Fayette, Utah. Includes two photographs and genealogical data.
Dates: undated

Petitions placed before Congress, 1840-1844

 Series
Identifier: MSS 942 Series 2
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: Photocopies of handwritten and printed petitions, affidavits, and published and unpublished accounts of the persecutions suffered by the Mormons in Missouri. The materials were an attempt to get redress for their grievences, especially relating to their expulsion from Missouri in 1839. The items were acquired from the National Archives and Record Service in Washington, D.C.

Material pertaining to the Missouri persecutions of the Church, 1839. As found at the National Archives.
Dates: Other: 1840-1844

Published materials, 1839-1841

 Series
Identifier: MSS 942 Series 1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: Photocopies of handwritten and printed petitions, affidavits, and published and unpublished accounts of the persecutions suffered by the Mormons in Missouri. The materials were an attempt to get redress for their grievences, especially relating to their expulsion from Missouri in 1839. The items were acquired from the National Archives and Record Service in Washington, D.C.

Material pertaining to the Missouri persecutions of the Church, 1839. As found at the National Archives.
Dates: Other: 1839-1841

Sidney Rigdon letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321082]
Identifier: MSS SC 2266
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a letter printed in the "Quebec Gazette" 20 (18 Feb. 1839) p. 2. Also included is a typescript of the letter. Rigdon, confined in the jail at Liberty, Missouri outlines "the sufferings, the calamities, the woe and wretchedness of the Mormons" in Missouri.
Dates: 1839 February 18

Allen Slusher letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233394]
Identifier: MSS SC 32
Scope and Contents Photocopy and typescript of an order dated Sept. 15, 1838 and addressed to an unnamed sergeant. This item directs the assembling of a company of Missouri Militia at Independence on Sept. 21 and 29, 1838 for the purpose of expelling the Mormons or resisting Indian "invasions."
Dates: 1838