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Alfred H. Piquenard letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1180
Scope and Contents Letter to Homer Brown in Monticello, Ill. inviting him to the 4th of July celebration at which there will be a dinner and a concert where the children "take part as actors."
Dates: Created: June 30, 1851

Bailhache Family papers

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC63
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence, family history documents, financial, legal, and military documents. One letter of John Bailhache to George T. M. Davis, January 20, 1840, discusses Whig party politics in Alton, Illinois. A November 20, 1860, letter of Sarah Adeline “Ada” Brayman Bailhache to her mother Mary Williams Brayman discusses social life in Springfield, Illinois, post-election celebrations, and the Lincoln family. Correspondence of Ada Bailhache concerns the trial of Jacob Backenstos during...
Dates: Created: 1840-1925

C. Robinson letter

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1286
Scope and Contents Letter to William P. Whittle regarding property in Nauvoo belonging Hotchkiss, Gillett and Tuttle and its availability for sale to E.C. Hayes. Instructs that sale of a certain portion of land would require improvements that would "augment the value of the remainder."
Dates: Created: November 22, 1856

George Washington Shaw, "The Rise and Progress of Mormonism"

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1372
Scope and Contents History of the Mormon religion beginning with Joseph Smith finding a manuscript that became the Book of the Mormon and following its spread through Ohio, Missouri and finally focusing on their settlement in Illinois. Shaw ends with a brief description of their establishment in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dates: Created: Circa 1851

Jacob B. Backenstos papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC57
Scope and Contents Jacob B. Backenstos (1811-1857) was born in Pennsylvania and later moved to Illinois during the 1830s. In 1842 he moved to Carthage, Illinois, served in the Nauvoo Legion, a state militia organization, and in Hancock County government, as county clerk and sheriff (1843-1846). He also represented Hancock County as an Illinois State Representative (1844-1845). He subsequently served in the U.S. Army during and after the Mexican War, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Consists of...
Dates: Created: 1842-1846

James Sloan letters

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1406
Scope and Contents Letters, March 27, 1842 and Jan. 2, 1843, to cousin Thomas McReynolds in Detroit, Michigan, discusses his decision for temperance made before he left Ireland, his situation since coming to America and various family members. He writes extensively of his belief in the Mormon religion and its precepts, his work in the church and the Mormon community, Nauvoo Legion and a description of the Mormon Temple and Nauvoo House.
Dates: Created: 1842 - 1843

Joseph Smith papers

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1432
Scope and Contents Letter, May 4, 1841, to Oliver Hotchkiss of Kirtland Ohio re: report to Dr. Gallard on the First Presidency, judgment on mortgage on House of the Lord, arrivals in Nauvoo and settlement of debt for "Plates". Letter Aug. 25, 1841, to Horace Hotchkiss, New Haven, Conn. re: payment of interest on Nauvoo land purchased from Hotchkiss and Smith Tuttle and arrangements for payment with Hyrum Smith and Isaac Galland. Letter, Oct. 9, 1841, to Smith Tuttle re: payment to Horace Hotchkiss and Tuttle, why...
Dates: Created: 1839 - 1844