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

October 19 a letter from 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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, a few days ago, who is in New Jersey and is expecting to leave for England as soon as Elder [John E.] Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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reaches him. He requested to know if converted Jews are to go to Jerusalem

Capital city of ancient Judea. Holy city of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Population in 1835 about 11,000; in 1840 about 13,000; and in 1850 about 15,000. Described in 1836 as “greatly reduced from its ancient size and importance.” Occupied and governed ...

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or to come to 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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. I therefore wish you to inform him, that Converted Jews must come here.
Give my kind love to all the brethren and sisters; and tell them I should have been pleased to come over to England to see them, but I am afraid that I shall be under the necessity of remaining here for some time, therefore I give them a pressing invitation to come and see me. I remain Dr. Brethren yours affectionately Joseph Smith—
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19. Parley P. Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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and family arrived in Manchester, and — — — resumed the Editorial of the Star

21 October 1840 • Wednesday

21 Elder Lorenzo Snow arrived in Manchester, England, from 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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28 October 1840 • Wednesday

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“London Octr. 28. 1840 Brothers [Ebenezer] Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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and [Don Carlos] Smith

25 Mar. 1816–7 Aug. 1841. Farmer, printer, editor. Born at Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817. Moved to Manchester, Ontario Co., 1825. Baptized into LDS church by David...

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: As we consider it perfectly consistent with our calling, with reason and revelation, that we should form a knowledge of kingdoms and countries, whether it be at home or abroad, whether it be ancient or modern,— whether it be of things past, present or to come, whether it be in heaven, earth or hell, air or seas; or whether we obtain this knowledge by being local or travelling, by study or by faith, by dreams or by visions, by revelation or by prophecy, it mattereth not unto us; if we can but obtain a correct principle and knowledge of things as they are, in their true light, past, present and to come. It is under such a view of things that we are endeavoring to avail ourselves of every opportunity in our travels among the nations of the earth, to record an account of — — things as they pass under our observation; extracts of which we may forward to you from time to time, which may not be uninteresting to your readers. We will on this occasion make a few extracts. from Elder [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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’s Journal, concerning certain places which we have visited.
On the 21st. of August 1840 we visited the — — — — monument erected in commemoration of the dreadful fire of London, in the year 1666, built under the inspection of that great arctitect, Sir Christopher Wren. We entered a door at its base, — — — — — — — — — — — — and ascended 345 black marble steps, which brought us 200 feet into the air, about 150 feet above the highest dwellings; we stepped on the outside of the pillar; (surrounded by an iron railing,) when at once was presented to our view an indescribable scenery upon every hand. Here we were standing 200 feet in the air, upon one of the highest and finest modern columns in the world, and with the glance of the naked eye, we could overlook, and survey the largest, most noted, populous and splendid commercial city upon the face of the whole earth; — — — — — — — — — containing a million and a half of human beings, and such a grand scenery, and sublime prospect our eyes never before beheld. We were situated so as to overlook nearly the whole city. East of us, lay the — — — — — Tower of London and the Mint. North, the Mansion of the Lord Mayor — — — — — and the Bank of England. Northwest, St. Paul’s Cathedral. South West, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace &c. South lies the River Thames running from west to east, with five large arched bridges across it in full view, and another which is not seen from the Pillar, making six, namely Southwark, which — — — — — — — — — — — — is — — — of — — — — — — iron, — — — — — — — — — London, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Vauxhall bridges [p. 1119]
<October 19> a letter from 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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, a few days ago, who is in New Jersey and is  expecting to leave for England as soon as Elder [John E.] Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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reaches him. He requested  to know if converted Jews are to go to Jerusalem

Capital city of ancient Judea. Holy city of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Population in 1835 about 11,000; in 1840 about 13,000; and in 1850 about 15,000. Described in 1836 as “greatly reduced from its ancient size and importance.” Occupied and governed ...

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or to come to 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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. I therefore  wish you to inform him, that Converted Jews must come here.
<Give my kind love to all the brethren and sisters; and tell them I should have been pleased to come over to England to see them, but I am afraid that I shall be under the  necessity of remaining here for some time, therefore I give them a pressing invitation to come and see me. I remain Dr. Brethren yours affectionately Joseph Smith—>
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<19.> Parley P. Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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and family arrived in Manchester, and — — — resumed the  Editorial of the Star

21 October 1840 • Wednesday

<21> Elder Lorenzo Snow arrived in Manchester, England, from 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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.
<see Addenda Book— 1—>

28 October 1840 • Wednesday

<28> Wednesday
“London Octr. 28. 1840 Brothers [Ebenezer] Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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and [Don Carlos] Smith

25 Mar. 1816–7 Aug. 1841. Farmer, printer, editor. Born at Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817. Moved to Manchester, Ontario Co., 1825. Baptized into LDS church by David...

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: As we  consider it perfectly consistent with our calling, with reason and revelation, that we  should form a knowledge of kingdoms and countries, whether it be at home or  abroad, whether it be ancient or modern,— whether it be of things past, present  or to come, whether it be in heaven, earth or hell, air or seas; or whether we obtain  this knowledge by being local or travelling, by study or by faith, by dreams or  by visions, by revelation or by prophecy, it mattereth not unto us; if we can but  obtain a correct principle and knowledge of things as they are, in their true light,  past, present and to come. It is under such a view of things that we are  endeavoring to avail ourselves of every opportunity in our travels among the nations  of the earth, to record an account of — — things as they pass under our observation;  extracts of which we may forward to you from time to time, which may not be  uninteresting to your readers. We will on this occasion make a few extracts.  from Elder [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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’s Journal, concerning certain places which we <have visited.>
On the 21st. of August 1840 we visited the — — — — monument  erected in commemoration of the dreadful fire of London, in the year 1666, built  under the inspection of that great arctitect, Sir Christopher Wren. We entered a  door at its base, — — — — — — — — — — — — and ascended 345 black marble steps,  which brought us 200 feet into the air, about 150 feet above the highest dwellings; we  stepped on the outside of the pillar; (surrounded by an iron railing,) when at once  <was> presented to our view an indescribable scenery upon every hand. Here we were  standing 200 feet in the air, upon <one of> the highest and finest modern columns in the  world, and with the glance of the naked eye, we could overlook, and survey the largest,  most noted, populous and splendid commercial city upon the face of the whole  earth; — — — — — — — — — containing a million and a half of human beings, and  such a grand scenery, and sublime prospect our eyes never before beheld.  We were situated so as to overlook nearly the whole city. East of us, lay the  — — — — — Tower of London and the Mint. North, the Mansion of the Lord  Mayor — — — — — and the Bank of England. Northwest, St. Paul’s Cathedral.  <South> West, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace &c.  South lies the River Thames running from west to east, with five large arched  bridges across it in full view, and another which is not seen from the Pillar,  making six, namely Southwark, which — — — — — — — — — — — — is — — — of — — — — — — iron,  — — — — — — — — — London, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Vauxhall bridges [p. 1119]
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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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