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Letter from John P. Greene, 30 June 1839

Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, June 30th 1839
Honrd & Ever respected Brother & also to Prests. Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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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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Sirs
It is with great satisfaction that I address you at this time, Altho I have been detained in this place much longer than I intended— but I very believe the Lord has directed my way since I left Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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— when I first came to Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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the doors seemed all colosed for about a week before I could get a hearing & at that time but very few came out: for some said the Mormons deserved all that 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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had done to them and others believed what the priests said: But some came out & heard as they said the tale of woe for themselves,— the Lord helping me to tell the things in quite a systematic course & the people with Doctors Lawyers Priests & Drunkards all opened their ears eyes & mouth & then there hearts were accessible, and when I had done credulity had no place in the Colledge Mr— Morris Esqr & Mr Wm Greene Esq with others spoke freely on the Subject, and declared they believed all that I had stated to the letter.— then appropriate resolutions were adopted— the meeting was then adjourned for one week so as to be accomodated with the House but when the week came the house could not be occupied by us & the friends of liberty got there eyes pealed— & to See the Spirit of opposition & I think that all the wrath of man will yet work for our good. At the meeting I was advised to publish my documents— a committee was appointed of the Citizens to examine the proof that was affixed on that subject. This Committee after examining my papers requested me to publish. and accepted their invitation; I have compiled the whole documents with an appendix & it is now in the press a pamphlet of more than forty pages (of which I will send you as soon as they are out of press) the Sound of Mormon representative in Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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makes a great fuss here and also a far off the fifth day after I arrived in Cincinnatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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my arrival was announced in the City of N York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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in one of the most noted papers of the Union, with strong terms of disapprobation of the [p. 75]
Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, June 30th 1839
Honrd & Ever respected Brother & also to Prests.  S[idney] Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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& H[yrum] 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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Sirs
It is with great satisfaction  that I address you at this time, Altho I have been detained  in this place much longer than I intended— but I very believe  the Lord has directed my way since I left Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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— when I  first came to Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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the doors seemed all colosed for about  a week before I could get a hearing & at that time but very few  came out: for some said the Mormons deserved all that 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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 had done to them and others believed what the priests said:  But some came out & heard as they said the tale of woe for  themselves,— the Lord helping me to tell the things in quite a  systematic course & the people with Doctors Lawyers Priests  & Drunkards all opened their ears eyes & mouth & then there  hearts were accessible, and when I had done credulity had  no place in the Colledge Mr— Morris Esqr & Mr Wm Greene Esq  with others spoke freely on the Subject, and declared they  believed all that I had stated to the letter.— then appropriate  resolutions were adopted— the meeting was then adjourned  for one week so as to be accomodated with the House but when  the week came the house could not be occupied by us & the  friends of liberty got there eyes pealed— & to See the Spirit of  opposition & I think that all the wrath of man will yet work  for our good. At the meeting I was advised to publish my doc uments— a committee was appointed of the Citizens to examine  the proof that was affixed on that subject. This Committee after  examining my papers requested me to publish. and accep ted their invitation; I have compiled the whole documents with  an appendix & it is now in the press a pamphlet of more  than forty pages (of which I will send you as soon as they  are out of press) the Sound of Mormon representative in  Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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makes a great fuss here and also a far off the  fifth day after I arrived in Cincinnatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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my arrival was  announced in the City of N York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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in one of the most noted papers  of the Union, with strong terms of disapprobation of the [p. 75]
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John P. Greene

3 Sept. 1793–10 Sept. 1844. Farmer, shoemaker, printer, publisher. Born at Herkimer, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of John Coddington Greene and Anna Chapman. Married first Rhoda Young, 11 Feb. 1813. Moved to Aurelius, Cayuga Co., New York, 1814; to Brownsville...

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, Letter, Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, OH, to JS, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, and 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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, Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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, IL, 30 June 1839; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 75—76; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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