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Unknown Petition to change the ward lines to include [parts of the first ward] Young and 8th Streets in the Second Ward.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05756.067 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Ogden, Utah Type: Autograph document Date: 17 February 1890 Pagination: 4 p. ; 31.6 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes 81 signatures.

Background Information: & 2

People: Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: ReligionMormonsPetitionPolitics

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