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

September 23 “Cincinnatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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September 23. 1840 To the President and Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and also to all the Saints assembled in General Conference. Your humble servant embraces with pleasure this opportunity to pen for your edification a few lines. I congratulate you with the steady march and advancement of the cause of Christ, as has fallen under my observation. 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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and myself

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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have been treated with respect, and had the greatest attention paid us by the brethren and Sisters; and by Gentlemen and Ladies of the first class in Society, we have been made welcome very heartily to their dwellings and comforts of life. When we separate from them, they grip our hands with tears standing full in their eyes, bidding us farewell and often leave something noble with us to help us on our mission; and a firm promise that they will duly reflect on the great things which we have told them. They ardently request us to send them some competent Elder to preach to them; yes, dear brethren, the cause of truth is marching onward with unparalleled rapidity, and victory! victory! will soon be the shout of all the faithful in Christ, and thank the Lord, thank the Lord, is the language of unworthy me, that I have lived to see 1840 with all its attendant evidences of the truth of the Book of Mormon and the book of Doctrine and Covenants. I must save a place in this communication to make some remarks concerning Brother 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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I can say in truth and soberness that he merits the esteem and confidence of the Saints and all the good men for his diligence and economy while getting the Book of Mormon stereotyped &c here. The honest and frank course he has pursued towards the Gentlemen with whom he has been concerned in business (viz Shepherd Stearns and others) has conciliated their everlasting respect and esteem from their own manifestations to me. Dear brethren and Sisters your humble Servants Elder 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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and myself sincerely solicit your special prayers sealed with a hearty Amen. Elder 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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is truly a humble servant of the Lord and very agreeable companion in the ministry; our hearts are one, our faith is one, and the Strong holds of Satan quake before us. We desire to have grace to perform our mission, that we may return to our families and brethren with triumph and joy— I anticipate that Elder 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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is in 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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. I am waiting to obtain a few copies of the third Edition of the Book of Mormon— To raise means is hard, yet we trust in the Lord. I shall go to 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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as soon as possible. I have baptized thirteen in this City, many are believing, and some halting between two opinions, and have baptized in all since I started Eighty four— I have had a vision from the Lord, which manifested the present state of the world respecting the Jews, 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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, the remnant of Israel and also the Gentile world— as hasty summer fruit so is this nation— as a vineyard of grapes fully ripe ready to be gathered for the Press so are all the nations of the Earth— I want the conference to send some faithful and competent Elder to this place to nurse the seed or word that has been sown here, and shall leave this matter with E. 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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to lay before the Conference. Elders Samuel Bent and George W. Harris

1 Apr. 1780–1857. Jeweler. Born at Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Harris and Diana (Margaret) Burton. Married first Elizabeth, ca. 1800. Married second Margaret, who died in 1828. Moved to Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, by 1830. Married...

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are here and are using all their energies of both mind and body to fill their calling; I deem them amply qualified to discharge the functions of their office, provided they keep humble. Dear brethren remember me to my family and pray for them— remember me to Sister Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde

28 June 1815–24 Mar. 1886. Born in Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Daughter of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacob. Baptized into LDS church, Apr. 1832, in Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Married Orson Hyde, 4 Sept. 1834...

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and also all of the wives of the Elders in particular whose husbands are in the field. Tell them to pray for us. I hope the authorities of the Church will see that they are provided with food and raiment that they may enjoy life with you, Yours in the bonds of the Covenant— 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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— Elder.” [p. 1101]
<September 23> “Cincinnatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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September 23. 1840 To the President and Council of the Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter Day Saints, and also to all the Saints assembled in General Conference.  Your humble servant embraces with pleasure this opportunity to pen for your edification  a few lines. I congratulate you with the steady march and advancement of  the cause of Christ, as has fallen under my observation. 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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and myself

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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 have been treated with respect, and had the greatest attention paid us by the  brethren and Sisters; and by Gentlemen and Ladies of the first class in Society,  we have been made welcome very heartily to their dwellings and comforts of  life. When we separate from them, they grip our hands with tears standing full in  their eyes, bidding us farewell and often leave something noble with us to help us  on our mission; and a firm promise that they will duly reflect on the great things  which we have told them. They ardently request us to send them some competent  Elder to preach to them; yes, dear brethren, the cause of truth is marching onward  with unparalleled rapidity, and victory! victory! will soon be the shout of all the  faithful in Christ, and thank the Lord, thank the Lord, is the language of unworthy  me, that I have lived to see 1840 with all its attendant evidences of the truth of  the Book of Mormon and the book of Doctrine and Covenants. I must save a  place in this communication to make some remarks concerning Brother E[benezer] 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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 I can say in truth and soberness that he merits the esteem and confidence of  the Saints and all the good men for his diligence and economy while getting the  Book of Mormon stereotyped &c here. The honest and frank course he has pursued  towards the Gentlemen with whom he has been concerned in business (viz  Shepherd Stearns and others) has conciliated their everlasting respect and esteem from  their own manifestations to me. Dear brethren and Sisters your humble Servants  Elder 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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and myself sincerely solicit your special prayers sealed with a hearty  Amen. Elder 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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is truly a humble servant of the Lord and very agreeable companion  in the ministry; our hearts are one, our faith is one, and the Strong holds of Satan quake  before us. We desire to have grace to perform our mission, that we may return to  our families and brethren with triumph and joy— I anticipate that Elder 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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is in  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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. I am waiting to obtain a few copies of the third Edition of the Book of  Mormon— To raise means is hard, yet we trust in the Lord. I shall go to 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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as  soon as possible. I have baptized thirteen in this City, many are believing, and some halting  between two opinions, and have baptized in all since I started Eighty four— I have had a  vision from the Lord, which manifested the present state of the world respecting the Jews,  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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, the remnant of Israel and also the Gentile world— as hasty summer fruit  so is this nation— as a vineyard of grapes fully ripe ready to be gathered for the Press so are  all the nations of the Earth— I want the conference to send some faithful and competent  Elder to this place to nurse the seed or word that has been sown here, and shall leave this matter  with E. 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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to lay before the Conference. Elders [Samuel] Bent and [George W.] Harris

1 Apr. 1780–1857. Jeweler. Born at Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Harris and Diana (Margaret) Burton. Married first Elizabeth, ca. 1800. Married second Margaret, who died in 1828. Moved to Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, by 1830. Married...

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are here and are using all  their energies of both mind and body to fill their calling; I deem them amply qualified to  discharge the functions of their office, provided they keep humble. Dear brethren remember me  to my family and pray for them— remember me to Sister [Marinda Nancy Johnson] Hyde

28 June 1815–24 Mar. 1886. Born in Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Daughter of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacob. Baptized into LDS church, Apr. 1832, in Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Married Orson Hyde, 4 Sept. 1834...

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and also all of the wives of the Elders  in particular whose husbands are in the field. Tell them to pray for us. I hope the authorities of the  Church will see that they are provided with food and raiment that they may enjoy life with you,  Yours in the bonds of the Covenant— 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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— Elder.” [p. 1101]
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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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