David Bettisworth report

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David Bettisworth report

Dates: 1844

Holograph. A statement signed by Bettisworth having delivered Joseph Smith, Jr., et al. to R.H. Smith, Justice of the Peace, for trial in Charthage, Illinois.* Noted on the document are constable's fees, and three men, Orrin Porter Rockwell, William Edwards and Samual Bennett, not found after release by writ of habeas corpus. The 18 men listed on the document were those cited on a writ for riot in the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor.

  • Extent: 1 item (1 p.)
  • Creator: Bettisworth, David
  • Call Number: MSS SC 677
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Collection maintained in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David Bettisworth report 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 677; David Bettisworth report; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 677, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased in 1981.
Acquisition Information
Purchased, 1981.
Subject Terms
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; City and Town Life; Mormon Church--Illinois--History; Social Life and Customs
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Bettisworth (David) report
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:06-0700
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Ryan Lee
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