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Letter from Richard Hewitt, 24 May 1840

Shawnee Prairie Fountain County Indiania
May the 24th 1840
Deer Brothers and Sisters in the Lord these will Inform you that I and my Famley & the Brothers & sisters in this section ar all well and we thank our Heavnley Father for the same none of us have herd from 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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for nearley 12 Monts and we ar very anxious to hear from you all their. I Reseved received a leter from Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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David Judy Yesterday he livs near Macknaw Illinois and he writes to me that thare is a paper Printed at 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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by the Brothren and adviseses me to git it and I have wanted to git the papers if I Could know how to come at them I have Enquired of Evry one that I thought knew any thing about them but never Could find out whether there was eny or not Printed yet till Elder Judy wrote to me I enquired of him By Leter about the papers and he Let me no know but he Did not let me no know wath what the price was nor who was the Editor and I thought that I would wright to you and see if you would send them to me you can git a noledge knowledge of me from Wm. Boldin or Stanton Joseph Rose Dayton Uriah Crtis and others the Branch

An ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. A branch was generally smaller than a stake or a conference. Branches were also referred to as churches, as in “the Church of Shalersville.” In general, a branch was led by a presiding...

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of the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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here is in a coald state at this time it Reminds me of Peter and the wrest when they went a fishing [p. [1]]
Shawnee Prairie Fountain County Indiania
May the 24th 1840
Deer Brothers and Sisters in  the Lord these will Inform you that I  and my Famley & the Brothers & sisters in this  section ar all well and we thank Hour Heavn ley Father for the same non[e] of us have herd  from 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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for nearley 12 Monts and  we ar very anxious to hear from you all  their. I Reseved [received] a leter from Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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David  Judy Yesterday he livs near Macknaw  Illinois and he writ[e]s to me that thare  is a paper Printed at 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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by the  Brothren and adviseses me to git it  and I have wanted to git the papers if  I Could [k]now how to come at them  I have Enquired of Evry one that I thought  knew any thing about them but never  Could find out whether there was eny  or not Printed yet till E[l]der Judy wrote  to me I [e]nquired of him By Leter about  the papers and he Let me no [know] but he  Did not let me no [know] wath [what] the price  was nor who was the Editor and I thought  that I would wright to you and see  if you would send them to me you  can git a noledge [knowledge] of me from Wm.  Boldin or Stanton Joseph Rose Dayton  Uriah Crtis and others the Branch

An ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. A branch was generally smaller than a stake or a conference. Branches were also referred to as churches, as in “the Church of Shalersville.” In general, a branch was led by a presiding...

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of  the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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here is in a coald state  at this time it Reminds me of Peter  and the wrest when they went a fishing [p. [1]]
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Richard Hewitt, Letter, Shawnee Prairie, IN, to JS and the Church, 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, 24 May 1840; probably handwriting of Richard Hewitt; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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