Illinois Circuit Court (Northern District) records

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Illinois Circuit Court (Northern District) records

Dates: 1850

Phtocopies of handwritten court records. The materials are pages 1 and 486 to 697 from volume 4 of a much larger record on court proceedings. The entries regard the case of the "United States of America vs. Joseph Smith, et al." The manuscript deals with the estate of Joseph Smith, first president of the Mormon Church. The originals are located at the Federal Records Center, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Extent: 1 item (212 p.) (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: United States. Circuit Court (Illinois : Northern District)
  • Call Number: MSS SC 174
  • 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 Records 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 SC 174; Illinois Circuit Court (Northern District) records; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 174, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Dallin H. Oaks in 1970.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dallin H. Oaks; 1970.
Subject Terms
Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844--Estate; Civil Procedure and Courts; Mormon Church--Presidents--History--Sources; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Actions and defenses
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
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Finding Aid Title
Illinois Circuit Court (Northern District) records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-10-29T10:54-0600
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Biographical History

United States court in Illinois.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts