Three handwritten and signed letters. One was written by Samuel Russell (1891) and the other two, by William Maughn (1863) and Nathanial V. Jones (1889), were written to him. Maughn responds to Samuel Russell's criticism of Judge Cradlebaugh's speech on "Utah and the Mormons," telling him that Cradlebaugh's criticism could also be applied to his own letter. Jones writes of raids that have occurred at Samuel Russell's home and the resulting trouble for his wives. Russell comments on an article in the "Young Mormon's Journal," written by O.B. Huntington, discussing a prophecy by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), about those who persecuted the Mormons in Jackson County, Missouri.