Orson Pratt and Orson Hyde, "A Bill for the relief of 'the Latter Day Saints,' exiled from the State of Missouri in the Winter of 1838 and 1839, [April 26, 1844]"
Mormon Historical Studies
Mormon Historic Sites Foundation
On April 26, 1844, Orson Pratt and Orson Hyde submitted a draft of a bill to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary which requested $2,000,000 in government reparations for the expulsion of Church members from Nauvoo. Apparently, the bill was not considered by the U.S. Senate or its Committee and was misfiled. This bill was discovered in February 2015 and first published in this article.