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Letter to Isaac Galland, 11 September 1839

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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Ill, 11th Septr 1839
Dear Brother [Isaac] Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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We have had the great pleasure of recieving your favour of 24th July, and learning thereby that you and your family had arrived at Chillicothe in safety and in health. We percieve that you have had rather a narrow escape from serious accident, and doubtless the hand of the Lord is to be acknowledged in the matter, although unpercieved by mortal eye.
Time and experience will teach us more and more, how easily falsehood gains credence with mankind in general, rather than the truth— but especially in taking into consideration the plan of Salvation; the plain simple order of the gospel of Jesus Christ— never has been discerned nor acknowledged [p. 71]
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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Ill, 11th Septr 1839
Dear Brother [Isaac] Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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We have had the great pleasure of recieving  your favour of 24th July, and learning thereby that you and your family had  arrived at Chillicothe in safety and in health. We percieve that you have had  rather a narrow escape from serious accident, and doubtless the hand of the  Lord is to be acknowledged in the matter, although unpercieved by mortal eye.
Time and experience will teach us more and more, how easily falsehood  gains credence with mankind in general, rather than the truth— but espe cially in taking into consideration the plan of Salvation; the plain simple  order of the gospel of Jesus Christ— never has been discerned nor acknowledged [p. 71]
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JS, letter, 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, to Isaac Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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, 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, 11 Sept. 1839; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 71–73; JS Collection, CHL.

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