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History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

this opportunity.
The Spirit of the Lord was poured out in a very powerful manner, never to be forgotten by those present on this interesting occasion.”

Addenda • 9 April 1842

1842 April 9th.
page 1316 The Saints in 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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assembled at the house of President [William] Marks

15 Nov. 1792–22 May 1872. Farmer, printer, publisher, postmaster. Born at Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of Cornell (Cornwall) Marks and Sarah Goodrich. Married first Rosannah R. Robinson, 2 May 1813. Lived at Portage, Allegany Co., New York, where he...

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at an early hour in the morning to pay their last respect to the body of Ephraim Marks, son of President William Marks

15 Nov. 1792–22 May 1872. Farmer, printer, publisher, postmaster. Born at Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of Cornell (Cornwall) Marks and Sarah Goodrich. Married first Rosannah R. Robinson, 2 May 1813. Lived at Portage, Allegany Co., New York, where he...

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who died on the evening of the 7th.. A large procession formed and walked to the Grove

Before partial completion of Nauvoo temple, all large meetings were held outdoors in groves located near east and west sides of temple site. Had portable stands for speakers. JS referred to area as “temple stand” due to its location on brow of hill.

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where a numerous congregation had assembled. President Joseph Smith spoke upon the occasion with much feeling and interest. Among his remarks he said: “It is a very solemn and awful time.— I never felt more solemn: it calls to mind the death of my oldest brother Alvin [Smith]

11 Feb. 1798–19 Nov. 1823. Farmer, carpenter. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; returned to Tunbridge, before May 1803. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804, and to...

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who died in New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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, and my youngest brother 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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who died in 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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. It has been hard for me to live on earth, and see these young men upon whom we have leaned for support and comfort taken from us in the midst of their youth. Yes! it has been hard to be reconciled to these things. I have sometimes thought that I should have felt more reconciled to have been called away myself if it had been the will of God; yet I know we ought to be still and know it is of God, and be reconciled to his will, all is right It will be but a short time before we shall all in like manner be called; it may be the case with me as well as you. Some have supposed that Brother Joseph could not die; but this is a mistake it is true there have been times when I have had the promise of my life to accomplish such and such things; but having now accomplished those things, I have not at present any lease of my life; I am as liable to die as other men.
I can say in my heart that I have not done any thing against Ephraim Marks that I am sorry for, and I would ask any of his companions if they have done any thing against him that they are sorry for, or that they would not like to meet and answer for at the bar of God; if so, let it prove as a warning to all to deal justly before God and with all mankind; then we shall be clear in the day of Judgement.
When we lose a near and dear friend upon whom we [p. 43]
this opportunity.
The Spirit of the Lord was poured out in a  very powerful manner, never to be forgotten by those present  on this interesting occasion.”

Addenda • 9 April 1842

<1842  April 9th.> The following brief Extract is from 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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<page 1316> April 9th. 1842. The Saints in 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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assembled at the house  of President [William] Marks

15 Nov. 1792–22 May 1872. Farmer, printer, publisher, postmaster. Born at Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of Cornell (Cornwall) Marks and Sarah Goodrich. Married first Rosannah R. Robinson, 2 May 1813. Lived at Portage, Allegany Co., New York, where he...

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at an early hour in the morning to pay  their last respect to the body of Ephraim Marks, son of President  William Marks

15 Nov. 1792–22 May 1872. Farmer, printer, publisher, postmaster. Born at Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of Cornell (Cornwall) Marks and Sarah Goodrich. Married first Rosannah R. Robinson, 2 May 1813. Lived at Portage, Allegany Co., New York, where he...

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who died on the evening of the 7th.. A large  procession formed and walked to the Grove

Before partial completion of Nauvoo temple, all large meetings were held outdoors in groves located near east and west sides of temple site. Had portable stands for speakers. JS referred to area as “temple stand” due to its location on brow of hill.

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where a numerous con gregation had assembled. President Joseph Smith spoke upon the  occasion with much feeling and interest. Among his remarks  he said: “It is a very solemn and awful time.— I never felt  more solemn: it calls to mind the death of my oldest brother  Alvin [Smith]

11 Feb. 1798–19 Nov. 1823. Farmer, carpenter. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; returned to Tunbridge, before May 1803. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804, and to...

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who died in New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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, and my youngest brother 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...

View Full Bio
who died in 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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. It has been hard for me  to live on earth, and see these young men upon whom we  have leaned for support and comfort taken from us in the  midst of their youth. Yes! it has been hard to be reconciled  to these things. I have sometimes thought that I should have  felt more reconciled to have been called away myself if it had  been the will of God; yet I know we ought to be still and  know it is of God, and be reconciled to his will, all is right  It will be but a short time before we shall all in like man ner be called; it may be the case with me as well as you. Some  have supposed that Brother Joseph could not die; but this is a mistake  it is true there have been times when I have had the promise of my  life to accomplish such and such things; but having now accomplished  those things, I have not at present any lease of my life; I am  as liable to die as other men.
I can say in my heart that I have not done any thing a gainst Ephraim Marks that I am sorry for, and I would ask  any of his companions if they have done any thing against him that  they are sorry for, or that they would not like to meet and  answer for at the bar of God; if so, let it prove as a warning  to all to deal justly before God and with all mankind; then we  shall be clear in the day of Judgement.
When we lose a near and dear friend upon whom we [p. 43]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. C-1, addenda, created 18 Oct.–ca. 20 Nov. 1854; 75 pages in volume bearing three labels reading “Historical Notation,” “From 1841 to 1851,” and “Addenda to C1;” handwriting of Leo Hawkins, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert Campbell, and John L. Smith; CHL.

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