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Eliza R. Snow Letter from Missouri
July 4, 2018
History of the Church Series
Eliza R. Snow Letter from Missouri
Author Eliza R. Snow,

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Eliza R. Snow. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

This article reproduces a letter from Eliza R. Snow to the Streators, dated February 22, 1839. Included in her correspondence are two transcriptions. The first is a record of General Clark's anti–Mormon speech. The second is an excerpt from a letter by Lorenzo Snow. Despite the persecution and suffering she describes in Missouri, Eliza reaffirms her testimony of Joseph Smith and her great faith in the Lord.