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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

about the land which I have appointed to be the land of November. Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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, for the beginning of the gathering of my saints, all the land which can be purchased 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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and the Letter. counties round about, and leave the residue in mine hand. Now verily I say unto you let all the churches gather together all their moneys, let these things be done in their time, be not in haste, and observe to have all things prepared before you, and let honorable men be appointed, even wise men, and send them to purchase these lands; and every church in the eastern countries, when they are built up, if they will hearken unto this council, they may buy lands and gather together upon them, and in this way they may establish Zion.
And after further consideration and much prayer, we carried the case before the church in this place, which met the approbation of the same. Accordingly we strove to become of one heart and one mind, appointed a day for fasting and prayer, and asked the Lord to enable us to collect all our moneys, and appointed a day for the church to come together for council. Accordingly we came together, and after conversation, chose a moderator and clerk to keep the records of the church; counselled together concerning property owned by the church; and commenced to make sale, and collect pay according to the voice of the church, in order to collect all moneys owned by the church, and send by the hands of wise men, who were appointed by the voice of the church; one Elder and one Priest, according to the will of God. Alvah L. Tippits.”
Doings of the Church in Lewis

Formed from Willsborough Township, 4 Apr. 1805. Population in 1835 about 1,400. Population in 1840 about 1,500. Included post village of Lewis; settled 1796. Branch of LDS church established in township, by 1834. Members of branch sent letter, dated 20 Oct...

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. (Oct 20) “Lewis

Formed from Willsborough Township, 4 Apr. 1805. Population in 1835 about 1,400. Population in 1840 about 1,500. Included post village of Lewis; settled 1796. Branch of LDS church established in township, by 1834. Members of branch sent letter, dated 20 Oct...

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, county of Essex, New-york, October 20th 1834.
A branch of the church of the Latter Day Saints, agreeable to the requirements of heaven, have strove to unite their hearts and views in order to be found spotless before the blazing throne of the great Jehovah when he comes to make up his jewels, and for this end do send property by the hands of wise men, appointed by the voice of the church, (agreeable to the revelation concerning the redemption of Zion,) for the purpose of purchasing land 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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, or counties round about, for the inheritance of the church. Agreeable to this we give our names, with the affix sums, annexed”
Funds sent up to purchase lands
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Joseph H. Tippits [Tippets]

4 June 1814–12 Oct. 1868. Locksmith, cabinetmaker, farmer. Born at Lewis, Essex Co., New York. Son of Joseph Tippets and Abigail Lewis. Baptized into LDS church. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1834. Moved to Missouri, 1835. Married first Rosalia Elvira...

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$. 9867$. 120 37David Bragg— $.o5 00$.0106
Alvah Tippits 3463 80 00Zebulon Adams, 1 750000
John H. Tippits

5 Sept. 1810–14 Feb. 1890. Mail carrier, farmer. Born at Wilton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of John Tippets and Abigail Pierce. Lived at Lewis, Essex Co., New York, 1813–1834. Baptized into LDS church by Elijah Collins, July 1832. Married first Abigail...

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1710551 93Caroline Tippits 151 |0610700
Henry Adams 11138 75Gustavus A. Perry 00 000600
Aggregate Eight hundred forty eight dollars and forty cents; one hundred dollars to be left in 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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in boots and shoes.
Names of wise men The wise men appointed are John H. Tippits

5 Sept. 1810–14 Feb. 1890. Mail carrier, farmer. Born at Wilton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of John Tippets and Abigail Pierce. Lived at Lewis, Essex Co., New York, 1813–1834. Baptized into LDS church by Elijah Collins, July 1832. Married first Abigail...

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and Joseph H. Tippits

4 June 1814–12 Oct. 1868. Locksmith, cabinetmaker, farmer. Born at Lewis, Essex Co., New York. Son of Joseph Tippets and Abigail Lewis. Baptized into LDS church. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1834. Moved to Missouri, 1835. Married first Rosalia Elvira...

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29 November 1834 • Saturday

29 On the evening of the 29th of November, I united in prayer with brother Oliver [Cowdery]

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, for the continueance of blessings, after giving thanks [p. 561]
about the land which I have appointed to be the land of  <November.> Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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, for the beginning of the gathering of my saints, all the  land which can be purchased 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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and the  <Letter.> counties round about, and leave the residue in mine  hand. Now verily I say unto you let all the churches gather  together all their moneys, let these things be done in their time , be not in haste, and observe to have all things prepared before  you, and let honorable men be appointed, even wise men,  and send them to purchase these lands; and every church  in the eastern countries, when they are built up, if they will  hearken unto this council, they may buy lands and gather togeth er upon them, and in this way they may establish Zion.
And after further consideration and much prayer, we carried  the case before the church in this place, which met the ap probation of the same. Accordingly we strove to become of  one heart and one mind, appointed a day for fasting  and prayer, and asked the Lord to enable us to collect  all our moneys, and appointed a day for the church to  come together for council. Accordingly we came together,  and after conversation, chose a moderator and clerk  to keep the records of the church; counselled together to  concerning property owned by the church; and commen ced to make sale, and collect pay according to the voice  of the church, in order to collect all moneys owned by  the church, and send by the hands of wise men, who  were appointed by the voice of the church; one Elder and  one Priest, according to the will of God. Alvah L. Tippits.”
<Doings of the  Church in Lewis

Formed from Willsborough Township, 4 Apr. 1805. Population in 1835 about 1,400. Population in 1840 about 1,500. Included post village of Lewis; settled 1796. Branch of LDS church established in township, by 1834. Members of branch sent letter, dated 20 Oct...

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.  (Oct 20)> “Lewis

Formed from Willsborough Township, 4 Apr. 1805. Population in 1835 about 1,400. Population in 1840 about 1,500. Included post village of Lewis; settled 1796. Branch of LDS church established in township, by 1834. Members of branch sent letter, dated 20 Oct...

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, county of Essex, New-york, October 20th 1834.
A branch of the church of the Latter Day Saints, agreeable to  the requirements of heaven, have strove to unite their hearts and  views in order to be found spotless before the blazing throne  of the great Jehovah when he comes to make up his jewels,  and for this end do send property by the hands of wise  men, appointed by the voice of the church, (agreeable to  the revelation concerning the redemption of Zion,) for the  purpose of purchasing land 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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, or coun ties round about, for the inheritance of the church. Agreeable  to this we give our names, with the affix sums, annexed”
<Funds sent up  to purchase lands>
CashpropertyCashproperty
Joseph H. Tippits [Tippets]

4 June 1814–12 Oct. 1868. Locksmith, cabinetmaker, farmer. Born at Lewis, Essex Co., New York. Son of Joseph Tippets and Abigail Lewis. Baptized into LDS church. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1834. Moved to Missouri, 1835. Married first Rosalia Elvira...

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$. 9867$. 120 37David Bragg— $.o5 00$.0106
Alvah Tippits 3463 80 00Zebulon Adams, 1 750000
John H. Tippits

5 Sept. 1810–14 Feb. 1890. Mail carrier, farmer. Born at Wilton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of John Tippets and Abigail Pierce. Lived at Lewis, Essex Co., New York, 1813–1834. Baptized into LDS church by Elijah Collins, July 1832. Married first Abigail...

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1710551 93Caroline Tippits 151 |0610700
Henry Adams 11138 75Gustavus A. Perry 00 000600
Aggregate Eight hundred forty eight dollars and forty cents; one  hundred dollars to be left in 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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in boots and shoes.
<Names of wise men> The wise men appointed are John H. Tippits

5 Sept. 1810–14 Feb. 1890. Mail carrier, farmer. Born at Wilton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of John Tippets and Abigail Pierce. Lived at Lewis, Essex Co., New York, 1813–1834. Baptized into LDS church by Elijah Collins, July 1832. Married first Abigail...

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and Joseph H. Tippits

4 June 1814–12 Oct. 1868. Locksmith, cabinetmaker, farmer. Born at Lewis, Essex Co., New York. Son of Joseph Tippets and Abigail Lewis. Baptized into LDS church. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1834. Moved to Missouri, 1835. Married first Rosalia Elvira...

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.”

29 November 1834 • Saturday

<29> On the evening of the 29th of November, I united in prayer with  brother Oliver [Cowdery]

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, for the continueance of blessings, after giving thanks [p. 561]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. B-1, created 1 Oct. 1843–24 Feb. 1845; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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and Thomas Bullock; 297 pages, plus 10 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the second volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This second volume covers the period from 1 September 1834 to 2 November 1838; the subsequent four volumes, labeled C-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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