Toronto letter about Peter Dawson

Toronto letter about Peter Dawson

Dates: 1837

A letter, written by a Latter-day Saint in Toronto, warning of Peter Dawson, who has joined the Mormons and is moving with his family to Kirtland, Ohio, without paying his debts in Toronto. Mr. Dawson has left his books but the writer cannot understand them. Dr. Dawson has unfinished business involving a Bail. On top of leaving his debt unpaid, Mr. Dawson was apparently intoxicated when he left. The writer fears this irresponsible incident will damage the Church’s reputation. The writer has mentioned this incident to the Church, where it was unanimously agreed that [the writer] should write to the Brethren at Kirtland, charging them against fellowshipping him until such times as ample satisfaction is made to his Creditor. He asks the recipient of the letter to persuade Mr. Dawson to return to Toronto. March 13, 1837. 2 pages, handwritten. Unsigned.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 4061
  • 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 Toronto letter about Peter Dawson 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 4061; Toronto letter about Peter Dawson; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4061, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Peter Crawley in 1986.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1986.
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Kirtland (Ohio)--Mormons--History; Material Types; Mormons--Debt; Toronto (Ont.)--Mormons--History
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 20 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Toronto letter about Peter Dawson
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 2010-10-07T15:41-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts