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Letter from Harvey Whitlock, 28 September 1835

Copy of a Letter from Harvey Whitlock

1809–after 1880. Physician. Born in Massachusetts. Married Minerva Abbott, 21 Nov. 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 1831. Ordained an elder, by June 1831. Ordained a high priest, 4 June 1831. Served mission to Jackson Co., Missouri, with David Whitmer, 1831...

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Dear sir having a few leisure moment I have at last concluded to do what my own Judgment has long dictated would be right but the allurements of many vices has long retarded the hand, that would wield the pen to make intelligent the communication that I wish to send to you: And even now that ambition which is a prevaling and predominent principles among the great mass of natural men even now forbids that plainness of sentiment with which I wish to write. For know assuredly sir to you I wish to unbosom my feelings, and unravil the secrets of my heart: as before the omnicient Judge of all the earth.
Be not surprised when I declare unto you, as the spirit will bear record that my faith is firm and unshaken in the things of the everlasting gospel as it is proclaimed by the servants of the latter-day saint.
Dear brother Joseph (If I may be allowed the expression) when I considder the happy times and peaseful moments, and pleasant seasons I have enjoyed with you, and this people; contrasted with my now degraded state; together with the high, and important station I have held before [p. 38]

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Copy of a Letter from  Harvey Whitloc[k]

1809–after 1880. Physician. Born in Massachusetts. Married Minerva Abbott, 21 Nov. 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 1831. Ordained an elder, by June 1831. Ordained a high priest, 4 June 1831. Served mission to Jackson Co., Missouri, with David Whitmer, 1831...

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Dear sir having a few leisure moment  I have at last concluded to do what my own  Judgment has long dictated would be right  but the allurements of many vices has long  retarded the hand, that would wield the  pen to make intelligent the communication  that I wish to send to you: And even now that  ambition which is a prevaling and predominent  principles among the great mass of natural men  even now forbids that plainness of sentiment  with which I wish to unbosom my feelings  write. For know assuredly sir to you I wish  to unbosom my feelings, and unravil the  secrets of my heart: as before the omnicient  Judge of all the earth.
Be not surprised when I declare unto  you, as the spirit will bear record that  my faith is firm and unshaken in the  things of the everlasting gospel as it is  proclaimed by the servants of the latter- day saint.
Dear brother Joseph (If I may be allow ed the expression) when I considder the happy  times and peaseful moments, and pleasant seasons  I have enjoyed with you, and and this people;  contrasted with my now degraded state; together with  the high, and important station I have held before [p. 38]
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Harvey Whitlock

1809–after 1880. Physician. Born in Massachusetts. Married Minerva Abbott, 21 Nov. 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 1831. Ordained an elder, by June 1831. Ordained a high priest, 4 June 1831. Served mission to Jackson Co., Missouri, with David Whitmer, 1831...

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, letter, location unknown, to JS, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 28 Sept. 1835; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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and Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 38–41; JS Collection, CHL.

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