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History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

October 12 and 1 deacon, the whole of whom had received the fulness of the Everlasting Gospel and been baptized in less than seven months, in that part of the vineyard which he first opened in the month of March, and the work is still progressing very rapidly throughout that region, and among the number baptized there has not been much less than one hundred preachers of — — — various sects. [blank] He also attended the Conference in the Staffordshire Potteries, which met at Hanley on the 28th. of September, and heard represented 231 members 9 elders 32 priests, 9 teachers, and 9 deacons, most of whom received the work, since our arrival there, last winter and spring; while he was attending these Conferences, Elders Heber C. Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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, and George A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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continued their labors in London until the first of October at which time we met together again in Staffordshire and enjoyed each others company while journeying together to Manchester, — — — — — where the Quorum of the travelling High Council, with many Elders and Saints had the privilege of once more sitting in a general Conference together on the 6th. of October in the Carpenters Hall — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — where we heard represented 3626 Saints and 383 Official members. At the July Conference there were— 2513 Saints and 256 Official members— making an increase in three months of 1113 Saints and 127 Official members, besides over 200 Saints including many Elders, Priests Teachers and Deacons who have emigrated to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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which would make over 1300 additions to the Churches in Europe during the last three months, and over 2000 since our Conference held in Preston on the 15th. April which representation at that time was 1671 Saints and 132 Official Members. Thus you see the Lord hath given us an increase and blessed the labors of the Servants of God universally in this land, for which we feel thankful, and our constant prayer to God is that his kingdom may roll forth, that the messengers bearing the everlasting gospel may be diligent, meek and humble, not weary in well doing but waiting with patience for their reward, which lies at the end of the race, that their joy may be Full Heber C. Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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Wilford Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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Geo: A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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17 October 1840 • Saturday

17 Saturday 17 A Conference was held at Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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, Elder Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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presiding, 896 Members were represented, including 24 Elders, 11 Priests, 6 Teachers, 5 Deacons in Pennsylvania

Area first settled by Swedish immigrants, 1628. William Penn received grant for territory from King Charles II, 1681, and established British settlement, 1682. Philadelphia was center of government for original thirteen U.S. colonies from time of Revolutionary...

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— — — — — — New York City

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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, New Jersey and vicinity—

19 October 1840 • Monday

19 Monday
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 Co. Ill. Octr. 19. 1840. To the Saints 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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, Ohio, Dearly beloved brethren in the Kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. We take this opportunity of informing you that we yet remember the Saints scattered abroad in the regions of 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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, and feel interested in their welfare as well as in that of the Saints at large. We have beheld with feelings peculiar to ourselves the situation of things 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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and the numerous difficulties to which the Saints have been subjected, by [p. 1113]
<October 12> and 1 deacon, the whole of who<m> had received the fulness of the Everlasting  Gospel and been baptized in less than seven months, in that part of the  vineyard which he first opened in the month of March, and the work is still  progressing very rapidly throughout that region, and among the number baptized  there has not been much less than one hundred preachers of — — — various <sects>.  [blank] He also attended the Conference <in> the Staffordshire Potteries, which met  at Hanley on the 28th. of September, and heard represented 231 members 9 elders  32 priests, 9 teachers, and 9 deacons, most of who<m> received the work, since our  arrival there, last winter and spring; while he was attending these Conferences,  Elders [Heber C.] Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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, and George A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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continued their labors in <London> until  the first of October at which time we met together again in Staffordshire and  enjoyed each others company while journeying together to Manchester, — — — — —  <where> the Quorum of the travelling High Council, with many Elders and Saints  had the privilege of once more sitting in a general Conference together on the  6th. of October in the Carpenters Hall — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — <where> we heard  represented 3626 Saints and 383 Official members. At the July Conference there  were— 2513 Saints and 256 Official members— making an increase in three  months of 1113 Saints and 127 Official members, besides over 200 Saints  including many Elders, Priests Teachers and Deacons who have emigrated  to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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which would make over 1300 additions to the Churches in Europe  during the last three months, and over 2000 since our Conference held in  Preston on the 15th. April which representation at that time was 1671 Saints  and 132 Official Members. Thus you see the Lord hath given us an increase  and blessed the labors of the Servants of God universally in this land, for  which we feel thankful, and our constant prayer to God is that his kingdom  may roll forth, that the messengers bearing the everlasting gospel may be  diligent, meek and humble, not weary in well doing but waiting with  patience for their reward, which lies at the end of the race, that their joy  may be Full H<eber> C. Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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W<ilford> Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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G<eo:> A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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17 October 1840 • Saturday

<17> Saturday 17 A Conference was held at Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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, Elder Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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 presiding, 896 Members were represented, including 24 Elders, 11 Priests, 6 Teachers,  5 Deacons in Pennsylvania

Area first settled by Swedish immigrants, 1628. William Penn received grant for territory from King Charles II, 1681, and established British settlement, 1682. Philadelphia was center of government for original thirteen U.S. colonies from time of Revolutionary...

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— — — — — — New York City

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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, New Jersey and vicinity—

19 October 1840 • Monday

<19> Monday
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 Co. Ill. Octr. 19. 1840. To the Saints 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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, Ohio,  Dearly beloved brethren in the Kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. We take this  opportunity of informing you that we yet remember the Saints scattered abroad in the  regions of 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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, and feel interested in their welfare as well as in that of the Saints  at large. We have beheld with feelings peculiar to ourselves the situation of things  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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and the numerous difficulties to which the Saints have been subjected, by [p. 1113]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. C-1, created 24 Feb. 1845–3 July 1845; handwriting of Thomas Bullock, Franklin D. Richards

2 Apr. 1821–9 Dec. 1899. Carpenter, businessman, newspaper editor. Born at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Phinehas Richards and Wealthy Dewey. Raised Congregationalist. Baptized into LDS church by Phinehas Richards, 3 June 1838, at Richmond...

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, Jonathan Grimshaw, and Leo Hawkins; 512 pages, plus 24 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the third volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This third volume covers the period from 2 November 1838 to 31 July 1842; the remaining five volumes, labeled A-1, B-1, D-1, E-1 and F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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