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The Administration sawmill

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President Cleveland stands next to a large "Reform Buzz-Saw" labeled "Pat. 1884 by G. Cleveland" at a sawmill, where three members of his cabinet "Manning, Whitney, [and] Bayard" are milling lumber labeled "For the Improvement of the Custom House" and "Props for the Navy." A carpenter's square labeled "Honesty" rests against some boards at Cleveland's feet. A group of newspaper editors, congressmen, and a dog labeled "Blaine's Pup" have entered on the left. Among them are "Dana, McLean, Vance, Eustis, Reid, Beck, Evarts, Sherman, Medill, [and] Edmunds." They are standing just outside the "Secretarys Office" where Daniel S. Lamont is sitting. Through the open door is visible a wagon loaded with large logs labeled "Mormon Question, Silver Question, Tariff Ques, [and] Coast Defences." Caption: Foreman Cleveland (kindly but firmly) "Boys, don't monkey with the buzz-saw!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents; Civil service reform; Tariff; Silver question; Sawmills; Circular saws; Lumber trade; Coast defenses; Mormons; United States. Congress; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; McLean, John Roll, 1848-1916; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Beck, James B. (James Burnie), 1822-1890; Eustis, James B. (James Biddle), 1834-1899; Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Medill, Joseph, 1823-1899

Date: 1886-02-03

Telegram from John Hay to Charlemagne Tower

Description:

Secretary Hay instructs Ambassador Tower to look into a report that Americans of the Mormon faith are to be expelled from Prussia. If true, Tower should seek to end unjust discrimination against American citizens.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Mormons--Persecutions; Mormons--Civil rights; Diplomatic protection; Diplomatic protests; Diplomatic and consular service, American; International relations; Germany--Prussia; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Date: 1903-04-25

Telegram from John Hay to Thomas Kearns and Reed Smoot

Description:

Ambassador Tower has been instructed to protect American citizens after the report that American Mormons are to be expelled from Prussia.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Diplomatic protection; Mormons--Persecutions; Mormons--Civil rights; International relations; Germany--Prussia; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Date: 1903-04-25

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Secretary Hay encloses correspondence regarding the expulsion of American Mormons from Prussia and diplomatic efforts on their behalf.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic documents; Diplomatic protection; Mormons--Persecutions; Mormons--Civil rights; Diplomatic and consular service, American; International relations; Germany--Prussia; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Kearns, Thomas, 1862-1918; Tower, Charlemagne, 1848-1923; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941

Date: 1903-04-25

Telegram from Thomas Kearns and Reed Smoot to John Hay

Description:

Senators Kearns and Smoot have been informed that all American citizens of the Mormon faith are to be expelled from Prussia. They request intervention to right this wrong and protect American citizens.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Mormons--Persecutions; Mormons--Civil rights; International relations; Germany--Prussia; Germany; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Date: 1903-04-25

Out in Salt Lake City

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Two Mormon elders discuss another Mormon who has been found guilty of bigamy. Caption: Elder Heaperholmes--He has been tried by the church and found guilty of bigamy. / Elder Holikuss--Guilty of bigamy? / Elder Heaperholmes--That's the judgment. He's been married only twice.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bigamy; Conversation; Manners and customs; Men--Social life and customs; Mormons; Polygamy; Utah; Utah--Salt Lake City

Date: 1904-04-20

The real objection to Smoot

Description:

An old man labeled "Mormon Hierarchy", wearing a coat of stitched together fragments of cloth labeled "Polygamy, Mormon Rebellion, Resistance to Federal Authority, Blood Atonement, Murder of Apostates, [and] Mountain Meadow Massacre," stands outside the door to the "U.S. Senate" and places a puppet labeled "R. Smoot" inside the Senate chamber.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislators; Polygamy; Mormons; Puppets; Utah; Utah--Salt Lake City; United States. Congress. Senate; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941

Date: 1904-04-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edward Wingate Hatch

Description:

Edward Wingate Hatch's correspondent describes the situation in Utah and supports the information Theodore Roosevelt has already heard. Roosevelt believes that the Mormon polygamy issues are really about "pure faction fighting."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mormons; Political parties; Polygamy; Utah

Date: 1904-10-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John F. Dobbs

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt responds to allegations that the Mormon vote will go to the Republicans in return for "a promise to seat the Mormon Senator." 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mormons; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); United States. Congress. Senate; Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918

Date: 1904-10-03

Letter from Daniel Sylvester Tuttle to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Bishop Tuttle was a missionary for the Episcopal Church in Utah. He writes to President Roosevelt about recognizing Mormons' civil rights. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mormons--Civil rights; Mormon Church; Religion and politics; Utah

Date: 1904-12-06

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