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"Mormon Collection."

Correspondence and documents concerning the Mormon War. Proposals and counterproposals for the evacuation of Nauvoo. Principals are Brockman, Johnston, and Major Clifford. Approx. 50 items. Brockman to Johnston and Henry Asbury. Explanation of his actions in the Mormon trouble. Current conditions in Nauvoo. Treachery of alleged anti-Mormons. Joseph Hatchett, et. al. to Morrison and Starke. Petition of Hancock county men for payment for service during the Mormon War in 1844.

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  • "Correspondence and documents concerning the Mormon War. Proposals and counterproposals for the evacuation of Nauvoo. Principals are Brockman, Johnston, and Major Clifford. Approx. 50 items. Brockman to Johnston and Henry Asbury. Explanation of his actions in the Mormon trouble. Current conditions in Nauvoo. Treachery of alleged anti-Mormons. Joseph Hatchett, et. al. to Morrison and Starke. Petition of Hancock county men for payment for service during the Mormon War in 1844."@en
  • "Correspondence, clippings concerning various Mormon authors and books. Principal correspondents are Thomas Gregg, Albert D. Hager, and Joseph Smith - approx. 25 items. Kate Field has interviewed Mormons at Kirtland and Palmyra - they all tell same story. Purchase of Hancock county history. Cornelia Paddock to Thomas Gregg regarding several Mormons. Her book on the subject, Mountain Meadows Massacre. Redick McKee to a. B. Deming. Statement on the Mormon Bible. E.B. Washburne statement on the Mormon situation in Illinois, political implications, Icarian settlement. Joseph Smith to H.G. Cutter regarding Spaulding Manuscript. Walter Wyman's statement concerning "King" Strang and his followers, 1850-1856. Note on Newel K. Whitney death."@en
  • "Various reports of Mormons in Utah, receipts, letters, military orders, and newspaper clippings. Statements by and about the accused assassins of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, a militia listing and information on payments to the Illinois Militia during the "Mormon War," the treaty for the Mormon evacuation, and conditions in Nauvoo. The collection also contains a diary of an Irish convert's journey enroute to Salt Lake City, facsimiles and information regarding authors and their writings on Mormonism."@en
  • "Personal letters from Joseph Smith to Emma Smith. Ordination of Sylvester Stoddard as Mormon Elder at Kirtland signed by Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith's patriarchal blessing upon Robert Foster. Letter from Orson Pratt to Robert Foster. Statement of expenses in arrest and trial of Joseph Smith, 1841. Nauvoo City Council to sheriff Thomas King. Demand for release of Joseph Smith. Indenture and deed involving Sarah Foster and Joseph Smith. Receipt for $16 contribution towards the building of the Nauvoo Temple. Joseph Smith's appointment of Franklin Bartlett as his attorney. Thomas Ford's handling of the Mormon trouble. F.M. Higbee to Thomas Gregg. Account of the murder of the Smiths."@en
  • "Samuel Otho Williams to John Prickett. Destruction of the Expositor Press. Capture and murder of the Smiths. Ford's proclamation regarding Williams, Sharp, and Jackson. Statement of Williams and Sharp, avowing their innocence. C.H. Browning listed as their attorney. Constitution of the Warsaw Cadets. Muster rolls of the 59th Illinois Militia. Brigham Young to James Fenner. Plight of the Mormons. Plea for asylum in Rhode Island. Testimony of witnesses in Joseph Smith murder trial. Lisle Smith to Hamilton Risley. Brigham Young to Thomas Gregg. Terms for their leaving the county. Pierpont Sperry to Anson Sperry. Hancock county troubles. Counterfeiting charges against Young. Emma Smith to Thomas Gregg. Has no historical items or papers, her husband's being carried off; will not comment on the Nauvoo situation."@en
  • "Nathanial Grant to Henry Asbury. Nauvoo situation. Mormon opposition to Strang followers. Evacuation of the city. Thomas Moffett's affidavit regarding Backenstos'attempt to coerce him into joining anti-Mormon mob. Treaty for the evacuation of Nauvoo. James Strang to Emma Smith - may come to Nauvoo. Would appreciate her cooperation if he does. His position in the church. Thomas Brockman to Gen. Stephens. Description of his attack upon Nauvoo. Anti-Mormon sentiment. Contains John Carlin's endorsement concerning Brockman's letter. Andrew Johnston to Thomas Brockman. Congratulates him on his success in the evacuation of Nauvoo."@en
  • "George A. Smith to John M. Stout. Beliefs and practices of the Mormon Church. Emma Smith Bidamon to Joseph Smith. Forwards a letter, which may be from Gen. James A. Bennett, one of Brigham's converts. Bennett is described as the 'old arch hypocrite'; dislikes masques, religious ones most of all. Forwarded letter probably has reference to masques. Account of Rigdon's lecture in Meadville, 1836. Rigdon's account of Joseph Smith's revelation. W.W. Blair to Joseph Smith. Organization of ministry. Comments on various ministers. L.W. Briggs to Joseph Smith Mormon conference."@en
  • "H. Holeman to Brigham Young and his taking of a spiritual wife. Mrs. Young's humor in the matter. Mormon polygamy. Conditions in Salt Lake City. Fragment of letter. Twiss Bermingham's diary. Begins at Dublin, Ireland and ends about 200 miles from Salt Lake City. Three letters to John F. Kinney from John Taylor, William Lynch and George A. Smith. Conditions in Salt Lake City. Gamblers there. Daniel Wells to Gen. R.T. Burton. Preparations for defense of Circleville against Indian atttack. Brigham Young to brethern regarding railroad contract."@en

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  • ""Mormon Collection.""@en
  • "From the Chicago Historical Society"@en