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Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

In presenting to our readers a history of the persecutions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day-Saints in the State 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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we feel it our duty to commence it at the beginning, notwithstanding many of our readers we are aware are well acquainted with the outrages committed in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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(an account of them having been published in the Evening & Morning star) and might perhaps rather see the paper filled with other matter than to have those former troubles presented before them again. yet there are a great many others, who are altogether unacquainted with those early persecutions who would feel that we had not done our duty were we to pass by them and confine our history to more recent transactions. Thus much by way of introduction.
In the winter of A.D. 1830–31 five elders of the church of Jesus Christ 4 of which were from the State of N. York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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& 1 was from Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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traveled , through a deep snow which is not common in that country through the praries from St Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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to Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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Missouri where they made a permanent stand. They occasionally preached about the country as the way opened before them. A few believed the gospel preached and had been baptized when About the middle of the following July a number more elders’ arrived at Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, and shortly after a small branch of the church also arrived
At that time there appeared to be but little objection to our people’s settleing there, although the preaching had stirred up some few to appear like hedge hogs when an enemy is near. The church in Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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continued to increase continually untill it was driven from the Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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. As the church increased the hostile spirit of the people increased also The enemies circulated from time to time all manner of false stories against our people hoping thereby to stir up the indignation of others. They also in the spring of 1832 brick batted or stoned some of the houses of the Saints breaking in windows &c. not only disturbing but endangering the lives of the inmates. In the course of that season a county meeting was called at Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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to adopt measures to drive the Saints from the County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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but the meeting broke up without coming to any agreement about the Saints having had too much [p. [1]]
In presenting to our readers a history of the perse cutions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day-Saints  in the State 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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we feel it our duty to  commence <them> it <it> at the beginning, notwithstanding many  of our readers <we> are <aware are> well acquainted with the outrages  committed in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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<(an account of them They having been published in the Evening & Morning star)> and might perhaps  rather see the paper filled with other matter <than <to have> those former troubles presented before them again.> yet  there are a great many others, who are altogether  unacquainted with those early troubles <persecutions> who would  feel that we had not done our duty were we to pass  by those former troubles <them> and commence <confine> our h[is]tory  to more recent transactions. Thus much by way of  introduction.
In the winter of A.D. 1830–31 five elders <of the church of Jesus Christ 4 <of which were> from the State of N. York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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State & 1 <was> from Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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> traveled  on foot, wading through a deep snow <which is not common in that country> through the praries  from St Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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to Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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Missouri where  they made a permanent stand. <They> occasionally preach ing <preached> about the country as the way opened before  them. <A few believed the gospel preached and had been baptized when> About the middle of the July following July  a number more elders’ arrived at Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, and  soon <shortly> after a small branch of the church also arrived
At that time there appeared to be but little objection  to the church our people’s settleing there, although the  preaching had stir[r]ed up some few to show their quils <appear>  like a hedge hogs when they show their quils <an enemy is near>. The church  in Jackson Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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continued to increase continually untill they were <it was>  driven from the Co.

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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. As the church increased the hostile spirit  of the people increased <also> in about the same proportion  Our <The> enemies circulated <from time to time> all manner of <false> stories against us <our people>  <hoping> thereby hoping to stir <up> the indignation of others. They also <in  the spring of 1832> brick batted or stoned some of our people’s <the> houses <of the Saints> breaking  in windows and &c. if not only disturbing but endangering  the lives of the inmates. In the course of that season a  county meeting was called <at Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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> to adopt measures to drive the Saints  from the County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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<but> the meeting broke up <without coming to any agreement about the Saints> having had too much [p. [1]]
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Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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, History, Manuscript, ca. 1839; handwriting of Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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