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Letter from Hyrum Smith, 2 January 1840

Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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Handcock Co. Illinois Jany 2. 1840
To President

The highest presiding body of the church. An 11 November 1831 revelation stated that the president of the high priesthood was to preside over the church. JS was ordained as president of the high priesthood on 25 January 1832. In March 1832, JS appointed two...

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Joseph Smith Junr. and Judge Elias Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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Dear Bretheren
It is with feelings of no ordinary Kind that I write to you at this time in answer to the letters with which we were favoured. Your letters were truly interesting, and were read with great interest by the Bretheren here, as well as by myself— We were truly glad to hear of your safe arrival in the City of Washington

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— Your interview with his Excellency the President, and the steps you have since taken for the furtherance of the object you have undertaken to accomplish, and for which you have left the— endearments of home, and the society of your friends.
The mission on which you are engaged is certainly an important one, and which every saint of God, as well as every one whose breast beats high with those patriotick feelings which purchased our national freedom must take a deep interest in— And although there may be many who do not value your labors— their sectarian prejudices being greater than their love for truth and the constitution of our Country

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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: yet there are a many who will undoubtedly appreciate your services, and will feel it a pleasure to assist you all that they possibly can.
Conscious of the righteousness of your cause— having having the prayer of the saints (amongst whom are many who have shared with you the trials persecutions & imprisonment, which have been heaped upon the saints of Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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) and [p. 91]
Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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Handcock Co. Illinois Jany 2. 1840
To President

The highest presiding body of the church. An 11 November 1831 revelation stated that the president of the high priesthood was to preside over the church. JS was ordained as president of the high priesthood on 25 January 1832. In March 1832, JS appointed two...

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Joseph Smith Junr. and Judge [Elias] Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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Dear Bretheren
It is with feelings of no ordinary  Kind that I write to you at this time in answer to  the letters with which we were favoured. Your letters were  truly interesting, and were read with great interest by  the Bretheren here, as well as by myself— We were truly  glad to hear of your safe arrival in the City of Was hington

Created as district for seat of U.S. federal government by act of Congress, 1790, and named Washington DC, 1791. Named in honor of George Washington. Headquarters of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of U.S. government relocated to Washington ...

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— Your interview with his Excellency the Presi dent, and the steps you have since taken for the  furtherance of the object you have undertaken  to accomplish, and for which you have left the—  endearments of home, and the society of your friends.
The mission on which you are engaged is certainly  an important one, and which every saint of God, as  well as every one whose breast beats high with those  patriotick feelings which purchased our national  freedom must take a deep interest in—  And although there may be many who do not value  your labors— their sectarian prejudices being greater  than their love for truth and the constitution of our  Country

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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: yet there are a many who will undoubtedly  appreciate your services, and will feel it a pleasure  to assist you all that they possibly can.
Conscious of the  righteousness of your cause— having having the prayer  of the saints (amongst whom are many who have  shared with you the trials persecutions & imprisonment,  which have been heaped upon the saints of Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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) and [p. 91]
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Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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, Letter, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, to JS and Elias Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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, Washington DC

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, 2 Jan. 1840; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 91–94; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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