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Latter Day Saints -- Persecutions -- Illinois -- Nauvoo

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Preliminary draft of the Sept. 24, 1845 broadside on the Mormons leaving Nauvoo

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313048]
Identifier: MSS SC 1550
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten manuscript addressed to a Qunicy citizens' committee and written by a council of the Mormon Church at the home of John Taylor. The writers asked that there be a cessation of hostile acts against the Mormons, including the burning of their homes, and expressed the intent of the majority of them to leave the area in the spring of 1846.

Dates: 1845

R. H. Smith letter to John Saltar, Sr.

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239250837]
Identifier: MSS 8995
Scope and Contents Letter (one folded sheet, 32 x 39 cm folded to 32 x 20 cm) from R.H. Smith in Hancock County, Illinois, to his uncle, John Saltar, Sr., in Pemberton, New Jersey. Smith recounts the experiences of Saltar's son, John Saltar, Jr., in the Battle of Nauvoo. The younger Saltar was part of the anti-Mormon forces who attacked the city. Smith provides some details from the anti-Mormon perspective about the battle, including the number of forces involved and the number of casualties on each side. He...
Dates: 1846 October 1

Hawkins Taylor autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197235233647]
Identifier: MSS 8616
Content Description Materials include a photocopy of a typewritten transcription of Hawkins Taylor autobiography. The memoirs include information throughout his whole life, including early life in Kentucky and political activities in Iowa and Nauvoo. He describes several interactions related to law enforcement with the Mormons, including arresting Hyrum Smith and being involved in the Battle of Nauvoo when the Saints were driven out in 1846. He ends describing his later political career with Abraham Lincoln....
Dates: approximately 1880's