Mason Brayman autographed document

Mason Brayman autographed document

Dates: circa 1843-1846

Autograph document signed, and also signed in the text; a manuscript legal plea, as attorney for one John C. Lloyd charged by one Thomas Clements. Sangamon County, Illinois. No date. One page, 8 by 10 inches.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brayman, Mason, 1813-1895
  • Call Number: MSS 3966
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mason Brayman autographed document must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3966; Mason Brayman autographed document; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3966, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Rick Grunder in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Rick Grunder; 1987.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--France--History--19th century; Civil Procedure and Courts; Mormons--Persecution--History; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler;5 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Brayman (Mason) autographed document,
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:37-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mason Brayman was a special agent for Governor Ford dealing with Mormon difficulties.

Mason Brayman was a special agent for Governor Ford dealing with the Mormon difficulties 1843-46. He was an Illinois attorney general who attempted unsuccessfully to indict the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. He was also the governor of Idaho territory during the Nez Pierce and Bannock Wars. For Brayman’s involvement and reports to Governor Ford regarding Mormon sufferings, see History of the Church V: 293, 527, 532; and B. H. Roberts, Comprehensive history of the Church II: 174, 529; III: 17-18, 21. He "censured the anti-Mormons for attempting to take vengeance on the non-Mormon residents for defending Nauvoo from attack." - Dictionary of American Biography.

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