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Agreement with Daniel C. Davis, 21 October 1839

This article of agreement had, made and agreed upon, by and between Joseph Smith Jr (Treasurer of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints) of The Town of 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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— Hancock County State of Illinois— of the first part— And Daniel C Davis of the Town of Montrose

Located in southern part of county on western shore of Mississippi River. Area settled by Captain James White, 1832, following Black Hawk War. Federal government purchased land from White to create Fort Des Moines, 1834. Fort abandoned; remaining settlement...

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— Iowa Territory of the second part—
Witnesseth— That the party of the second part— for and in Consideration of the sum of Thirty dollars to him to be paid per month— doth hereby bind himself to take charge of— and attend to in all particulars— The Ferry owned by said Church— And Situated betwixt the said abovementioned Towns— Viz: To hire and keep up a sufficient set of hands for all necessary boats which may be required on Said ferry— hire horses if necessary— provide the Ferry horses with proper and sufficient supplies of provender— and see that all the boats belonging to said ferry as well as all horses and apparatus belonging thereto be carefully and properly seen to and used by the hands under his directions. That the Boats be kept in proper repair and always in readiness to accommodate the public without any unnecessary delay on the part of those to whom the respective craft used on said ferry may be intrusted. And in fine see to and keep in good and proper regulation, (as far as in his power) all the apparatus as well as the business of said ferry— And all this on account of and at the expence of the said party of the first part— And subject always to his control and directions— or to the Control and directions of his deputy or deputies which may at any time be appointed by the said party of the first part to act in his absence— touching said ferry and the superintendence thereof.— Also— To make returns of— and account for weekly [p. [1]]
This article of agreement had, made and agreed upon, by  and between Joseph Smith Jr (Treasurer of the Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter day Saints) of The Town of 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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— Hancock County  State of Illinois— of the first part— And Daniel C Davis of  the Town of Montrose

Located in southern part of county on western shore of Mississippi River. Area settled by Captain James White, 1832, following Black Hawk War. Federal government purchased land from White to create Fort Des Moines, 1834. Fort abandoned; remaining settlement...

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— Iowa Territory of the second part—
Witnesseth— That the party of the second part— for and in  Consideration of the sum of Thirty dollars to him to be paid per  month— doth hereby bind himself to take charge of— and attend  to in all particulars— The Ferry owned by said Church— And  Situated betwixt the said abovementioned Towns— Viz: To  hire and keep up a sufficient set of hands for all necessary boats  which may be required on Said ferry— hire horses if necessary—  provide the Ferry horses with proper and sufficient supplies of  provender— and see that all the boats belonging to said ferry  as well as all horses and apparatus belonging thereto be carefully  and properly seen to and used by the hands under his directions.  That the Boats be kept in proper repair and always in readiness  to accommodate the public without any unnecessary delay  on the part of those to whom the respective craft used on said  ferry may be intrusted. And in fine see to and keep in good  and proper regulation, (as far as in his power) all the apparatus  as well as the business of said ferry— And all this on account of  and at the expence of the said party of the first part— And  subject always to his control and directions— or to the Control  and directions of his deputy or deputies which may at any time  be appointed by the said party of the first part to act in his  absence— touching said ferry and the superintendence  thereof.— Also— To make returns of— and account for weekly [p. [1]]
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JS, Agreement, with Daniel C. Davis, 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, 21 Oct. 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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; signatures of JS and Daniel C. Davis; endorsement in 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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; two pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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