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Letter from Marcus Alonzo Hanna to Thomas Kearns

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Senator Hanna advises against making Reed O. Smoot a Senator because Smoot is a Mormon apostle and will face opposition due to his religious beliefs and high position in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hanna does not make the argument that no member of the Mormon church should be a member, just not one that is holds so high a position.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Americans--Politics and government; Utah; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); United States. Congress. Senate; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Council of the Twelve Apostles (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941

Date: 1902-12-17

Letter from Charles M. Harvey to John A. Sleicher

Description:

Charles M. Harvey believes that President Roosevelt will win the 1904 Republican nomination but questions Roosevelt's southern policy regarding African Americans. Harvey thinks that the tendency for African Americans to identify with one party is a mistake and damages their political clout. Harvey also defends Reed Smoot against charges of polygamy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Elections; African Americans--Politics and government; Polygamy; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-02-08

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

Letter from E. Kissler Sweet to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

E. Kissler Sweet complains that the American home is a farce and suggests the adoption of more laws governing marriage.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Marriage law; Divorce; Ethics; Conduct of life; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941

Date: 1904-03-15

The real objection to Smoot

Description:

Illustration shows 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", standing outside the door to the "U.S. Senate" and placing 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 Owen Wister to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Owen Wister thanks President Roosevelt for the kind note and informs Roosevelt that Senator Smoot will be visiting alone on Saturday afternoon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Meetings; Scheduling; Virginia--Hot Springs; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941

Date: 1904-04?

Letter from Redfield Proctor to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Proctor writes to President Roosevelt that there are many senators and representatives who want the decision on the Smoot case deferred.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political parties--Management; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Dolliver, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Prentiss), 1858-1910; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941

Date: 1906-05-07

Letter from William H. Andrews to William J. Loeb

Description:

William Andrews writes to William Loeb from Albuquerque about the campaign for joint statehood of Arizona and New Mexico. He is concerned that the Republican Territorial Committee of Arizona and the Democratic Central Committee will both declare against joint statehood when they meet in August. Andrews discusses his strategy for getting support for joint statehood. He is "quite sure that both the Republican and Democratic Conventions will declare for joint statehood when they meet about the first of September."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; Arizona--Phoenix; New Mexico--Albuquerque; Llewellyn, William H. H. (William Henry Harrison), 1851-1927; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941; Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921; Mitchell, John, 1870-1919

Date: 1906-07-21

Letter from William H. Andrews to William Loeb

Description:

William H. Andrews encloses a letter from Senator Reed Smoot, along with his response. Andrews has also received many letters, some from the Joint Statehood League of Arizona, although he will not send all of those to William Loeb. Andrews writes that the only thing he really needs currently is financial assistance.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Statehood (American politics); Letters; Arizona; New Mexico; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941; Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921

Date: 1906-08-02

Letter from William H. Andrews to William Loeb

Description:

William H. Andrews agrees with William Loeb about Joseph Henry Kibbey, Governor of Arizona Territory, and discusses his strategy for getting Kibbey's support. Andrews addresses Major William Llewellyn's reaction to a letter written by Kibbey, noting that Llewellyn has done nothing or said nothing to anyone about it. Andrews expresses a need for financial support from the Congressional Committee and hopes that Loeb can get them to do something. He further discusses getting support for statehood from corporations, which he thinks may develop in great assistance to the cause. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Statehood (American politics); Mormons; Bills, Legislative--U.S. territories and possessions; Corporations, American; Railroad companies; New Mexico; New York (State); Arizona; Union Congressional Committee; Kibbey, Joseph H. (Joseph Henry), 1853-1924; Llewellyn, William H. H. (William Henry Harrison), 1851-1927; Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1906-08-09

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