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

October 19 false friends as well as open enemies— All these circumstances have more or less engaged our attention from time to time.— We likewise must complain of the brethren who are in office and authority in the Stake 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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, for not writing us, and making known their difficulties and their affairs from time to time, so that they might be advised in matters of importance to the well being of said Stake; but above all for not sending one word of consolation to us while we were in the hands of our enemies— and thrust into dungeons. Some of our friends from various sections sent us letters which breathed a kind and sympathetic spirit, and which made our afflictions and sufferings endurable. All was silent as the grave, no feelings of sorrow, sympathy or affection to cheer the heart under the gloomy shades of affliction and trouble through which we had to pass— Dear Brethren could you realize that your brethren were thus circumstanced and were to bear up under the weight of affliction and woe which was heaped upon them by their enemies and you stand unmoved and unconcerned!!! Where were the bowels of compassion, Where was the love which ought to characterize the Saints of the most High, did those high born and noble feelings lie dormant, or were you insensible of the treatment we received? However we are disposed to leave these things to God, and to futurity, and feel disposed to forget this coldness on the part of 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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, and to look to the future with more pleasure than while we contemplated the past; and shall by the assistance of our Heavenly Father, take such steps as we think best calculated to promote the interests of the Saints, and for the promotion of truth and righteousness, and the building up of the Kingdom in these last days.
The situation 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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was brought before the General Conference held at this place on the 3rd. instant, when it was resolved that Elder Almon Babbitt

9 Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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should be appointed to preside over the Stake 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 that he be privileged to choose his own Counsellors; We therefore hope that the Saints will hold up the hands of our beloved Brother, and unite with him in endeavoring to promote the interests of the Kingdom. It has been deemed prudent to advise the Eastern Brethren who desire to locate 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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, to do so, consequently you may expect an increase of members in your stake, who probably will be but young in the faith, and who will require kind treatment; We therefore hope that the brethren will feel interested in the welfare of the Saints, and will use all their endeavors to promote the welfare of the brethren who may think proper to take up their residence in that place— If you should put away from your midst all evil speaking, backbiting and ungenerous thoughts and feelings; humble yourselves and cultivate every principle of virtue and love, then will the blessings of Jehovah rest upon you and you will yet see good and glorious days, peace will be within your gates, and prosperity in your borders, which may our Heavenly Father grant— in the name of Jesus Christ is the prayer of yours in the bonds of the Covenant. Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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<October 19> false friends as well as open enemies— All these circumstances have more or  less engaged our attention from time to time.— We likewise must  complain of the brethren who are in office and authority in the Stake 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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, for not writing us, and making known their difficulties and  their affairs from time to time, so that they might be advised in matters of  importance to the well being of said Stake; but above all for not sending one  word of consolation to us while we were in the hands of our enemies— and  thrust into dungeons. Some of our friends from various sections sent  us letters which breathed a kind and sympathetic spirit, and which made  our afflictions and sufferings <en>durable. All was silent as the grave, no  feelings of sorrow, sympathy or affection to cheer the heart under the gloomy  shades of affliction and trouble through which we had to pass— Dear  Brethren could you realize that your brethren were thus circumstanced and  were to bear up under the weight of affliction and woe which was heaped  upon them by their enemies and you stand unmoved and unconcerned!!! Where  were the bowels of compassion, Where was the love which ought to characterize  the Saints of the most High, did those high born and noble feelings lie dormant,  or were you insensible of the treatment we received? However we are  disposed to leave these things to God, and to futurity, and feel disposed to  forget this coldness on the part of <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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, and to look to the  future with more pleasure than while we contemplated the past; and shall  by <the> assistance of our Heavenly Father, take such steps as we think best  calculated to promote the interests of the Saints, and for the promotion of truth  and righteousness, and the building up of the Kingdom in these last days.
The situation 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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was brought before the General Conference  held at this place on the 3rd. instant, when it was resolved that Elder  Almon Babbitt

9 Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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should be appointed to preside over the Stake 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 that he be privileged to choose his own Counsellors; We therefore hope  that the Saints will hold up the hands of our beloved Brother, and unite with  him in endeavoring to promote the interests of the Kingdom. It has  been deemed prudent to advise the Eastern Brethren who desire to locate  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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, to do so, consequently you may expect an increase of members  in your stake, who probably will be but young in the faith, and who will require  kind treatment; We therefore hope that the brethren will feel interested in the  welfare of the Saints, and will use all their endeavors to promote the welfare of  the brethren who may think proper to take up their residence in that place—  If you should put away from your midst all evil speaking, backbiting and  ungenerous thoughts and feelings; humble yourselves and cultivate every  principle of virtue and love, then will the blessings of Jehovah rest upon you  and you will yet see good and glorious days, peace will be within your gates,  and prosperity in your borders, which may our Heavenly Father grant—  in the name of Jesus Christ is the prayer of yours in the bonds of the Covenant.  Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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—” [p. 1114]
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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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