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

October 9 to know all the facts. I have done all that I could on my part. I will still do all that I can. I will not leave one Stone unturned. Now the facts are these. I sent my Brother 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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and Dr. [Isaac] Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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with means in their hands— say— not money— but with power to obtain every property or money which was necessary to enable them to fulfil the contract I made with Mr. [Horace] Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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. My brother Hyrum

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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was under the necessity of returning to this place on account of his ill health, leaving the business in the hands of Dr. Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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, with the fullest expectation that he would make over the property or money to Mr. Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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, and make every thing square, so far as the interest is concerned, if not the principal. He was instructed to pay the interest that had accrued, and should accrue up to the fall of 1842 so as to be in advance of our indebtedness. I had also made arrangements with the Eastern Churches, and had it in my power to deed over lands for the whole debt, and had expected that an arrangement of that kind would have been entered into. I am well assured that Dr. Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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did not lack for any means whatever, to pay the interest at any rate, if not the principal, and why he has not done according to my instructions God only knows. I do not feel to charge him with having done wrong, until I can investigate the matter and ascertain to a certainty where the fault lies. It may be that through sickness or disaster, this strange neglect has happened. I would to God the thing had not happened. When I read Mr. Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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’ letter I learned that he was dissatisfied. I thought that he meant to oppress me, and felt accordingly mortified and sorrowful in the midst of affliction to think that he should distrust me for a moment, that I would not do all that was within my power. But upon having an explanation of the whole matter, my feelings are changed; and I think that you all have had cause for complaining; But you will, in the magnanimity of your good feelings certainly not blame me, when you find that I have discharged an honorable duty on my part. I regret exceedingly that I did not know some time since what I now know, that I might have made another effort before it got so late— Cold weather is now rolling in upon us— I have been confined here this Season by sickness and various other things that were beyond my control. such as having been demanded by the Governor

12 Mar. 1796–9 Feb. 1844. Attorney, politician, judge. Born at Mason Co. (later Bracken Co.), Kentucky. Son of Nathaniel Reynolds and Catherine Vernon. Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1817. Moved to Illinois, by 1818. Served as clerk of Illinois House of Representatives...

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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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, of the Governor

18 July 1789–14 Feb. 1852. Ferry owner, farmer, sheriff, politician. Born in Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of Thomas Carlin and Elizabeth Evans. Baptist. Moved to Missouri, by 1803. Moved to Illinois, by 1812. Served in War of 1812. Married Rebecca Hewitt, 13...

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of this State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, and he not having moral courage enough to resist the demand, although it was founded in injustice and cruelty. I accordingly was taken Prisoner, and they put me to some ten or eleven hundred dollars expence and trouble such as Lawyers fees. Witnesses &c &c before I could be redeemed from under the difficulty. But I am now clear of them once more, and now in contemplating the face of the whole subject, I find that I am under the necessity of asking a little further indulgence, say till next Spring, so that I may be enabled to recover myself, and then if God spares my life, and gives me power to do so, I will come in person to your Country, and will never cease my labors until the whole matter is completely adjusted to the full satisfaction of all of you. The subject of your debt was fairly presented before our General Conference (held on the first of this month consisting of some ten thousand people) for their decision on the wisest and best [p. 1233]
<October 9> to know all the facts. I have done all that I could on my part. I will still  do all that I can. I will not leave one Stone unturned. Now the facts  are these. I sent my Brother 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...

View Full Bio
and Dr. [Isaac] Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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with means in their hands—  say— not money— but with power to obtain every property or money which was  necessary to enable them to fulfil the contract I made with Mr. [Horace] Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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.  My brother Hyrum

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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was under the necessity of returning to this place on account  of his ill health, leaving the business in the hands of Dr. Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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, with the  fullest expectation that he would make over the property or money to Mr.  Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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, and make every thing square, so far as the interest is concerned, if  not the principal. He was instructed to pay the interest that had accrued, and  should accrue up to the fall of 1842 so as to be in advance of our indebtedness.  I had also made arrangements with the Eastern Churches, and had it in my  power to deed over lands for the whole debt, and had expected that an arrangement  of that kind would have been entered into. I am well assured that Dr. Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

View Full Bio
 did not lack for any means whatever, to pay the interest at any rate, if not the  principal, and why he has not done according to my instructions God only knows.  I do not feel to charge him with having done wrong, until I can investigate the  matter and ascertain to a certainty where the fault lies. It may be that  through sickness or disaster, this strange neglect has happened. I would to God  the thing had not happened. When I read Mr. Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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’ letter I learned that  he was dissatisfied. I thought that he meant to oppress me, and felt accordingly  mortified and sorrowful in the midst of affliction to think that he should  distrust me for a moment, that I would not do all that was within my power.  But upon having an explanation of the whole matter, my feelings are changed;  and I think that you all have had cause for complaining; But you will, in the  magnanimity of your good feelings certainly not blame me, when you find  that I have discharged an honorable duty on my part. I regret exceedingly  that I did not know some time since what I now know, that I might have  made another effort before it got so late— Cold weather is now rolling in upon  us— I have been confined here this Season by sickness and various other  things that were beyond my control. such as having been demanded by the  Governor

12 Mar. 1796–9 Feb. 1844. Attorney, politician, judge. Born at Mason Co. (later Bracken Co.), Kentucky. Son of Nathaniel Reynolds and Catherine Vernon. Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1817. Moved to Illinois, by 1818. Served as clerk of Illinois House of Representatives...

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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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, of the Governor

18 July 1789–14 Feb. 1852. Ferry owner, farmer, sheriff, politician. Born in Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of Thomas Carlin and Elizabeth Evans. Baptist. Moved to Missouri, by 1803. Moved to Illinois, by 1812. Served in War of 1812. Married Rebecca Hewitt, 13...

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of this State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, and he not having moral  courage enough to resist the demand, although it was founded in injustice  and cruelty. I accordingly was taken Prisoner, and they put me to some  ten or eleven hundred dollars expence and trouble such as Lawyers fees.  Witnesses &c &c before I could be redeemed from under the difficulty. But I am  now clear of them once more, and now in contemplating the face of the whole  subject, I find that I am under the necessity of asking a little further indulgence,  say till next Spring, so that I may be enabled to recover myself, and then if  God spares my life, and gives me power to do so, I will come in person  to your Country, and will never cease my labors until the whole matter is  completely adjusted to the full satisfaction of all of you. The subject of your  debt was fairly presented before our General Conference (held on the first of this month  consisting of some ten thousand people) for their decision on the wisest and best [p. 1233]
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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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