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Ledger of Quarter Master Generals Department of G. S. L. City, 1857

Ledger of Quarter Master Generals Department of G. S. L. City, 1857

Dates: 1857-1896

Handwritten, leather bound ledger containing financial records for the Nauvoo Legion, including accounts of horses and mules, wheat, oats, and barley threshing. Individual accounts for William H. Kimball, Lewis Robison, George W. Grant, and Brigham Young Jr. are also included. Following the militia accounts, the volume appears to have been used for other purposes, and includes individual accounts for Pleasant Grove residents, as well as voting records from 1890. Most of the book is unused, and some pages have been cut out of the volume.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Utah. Militia
  • Call Number: MSS 5851
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Quarter Master General's Department of G. S. L. City ledger 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 5851; Ledger of Quarter Master Generals Department of G. S. L. City, 1857; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 5851, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Barbara L. Carlson in 1991. The volume was previously owned by William Lehi Hayes, the donor's grandfather, when he lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah. It may have come to William Lehi Hayes from Mayor John Brown, first mayor of Pleasant Grove, and one of the original pioneers with Brigham Young into Salt Lake Valley. John Brown was William Lehi Hayes' father-in-law.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Barbara L. Carlson; 1991.
Subject Terms
Utah. Militia; Agriculture--Utah--Pleasant Grove; Military; Pleasant Grove (Utah); Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Account books
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; August 9, 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Ledger of Quarter Master Generals Department of G. S. L. City, 1857
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and Amanda Clark, student processors; John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-07-19T11:20-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The territorial militia of Utah (est. 1852) was a peace-keeping force under the direction of the territorial governor. The militia originally enlisted men from the earlier Mormon Battalion and Nauvoo Legion, and retained the name of the latter group. During its existence it participated in Indian campaigns, resisted the 1857 Utah Expedition, and guarded mail and freight routes. The force was administered by a lieutenant-general: Daniel H. Wells (1852-1870) and Patrick Conner (1870-1887). In 1887 the militia was disbanded under a provision of the Edmunds-Tucker Act.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts