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Letter from Almon Babbitt, 19 October 1841

we have four meetings a week and well attended there is very neer means rased to start a Press in here I have indeavored to teach the Saints the Laws of the Kingdom and to cultivate the Spirit of union and love but I feel almost descouraged for there is so mutch writen from your place that it would require more than the influence of an angel to keep down the excitement
Now as I said before if your Council is to have the Saints leave this place we want you to be plain on the subject if so what must be done with the house

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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and other propety of the Church. Must it be sold Rented left for the good of th publick to goe to ruin or what must be done
I do wish you would apoit [appoint] a man and send him here from your city

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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with credentials and with such instructions as you may think for our best
as I have before said I Expected when I came here that more able men would foulow me I therfore cannot consent as I now feel to preside over this Stake it a standing [p. [6]]
we have four meetings a week  and well attended there is very neer  means rased to start a Press in  here I have indeavored to  teach the Saints the Laws of the  Kingdom and to cultivate the  Spirit of union and love but  I feel almost descouraged for the[r]e  is so mutch writen from your place  that it would require more than the  influence of an angel to keep down  the excitement
Now as I said before if your  Council is to have the Saints leave  this place we want you to be plain  on the subject if <so> what must be  done with the house

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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and other propety  of the Church. Must it be sold  Rented left for the good of th  publick to goe to ruin or  what must be done
I do wish you would apoit [appoint] a  man and send him here from  your city

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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with credentials and with  such instru[c]tions as you may think  for for our best
as I have before said I Expected when  I came here that more able me[n]  would foulow me I therfore  cannot consent as I now feel to  preside over this Stake it a standing [p. [6]]
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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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, Letter, Kirtland Township

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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, OH, to JS, 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 William Law

8 Sept. 1809–12/19 Jan. 1892. Merchant, millwright, physician. Born in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Son of Richard Law and Ann Hunter. Immigrated to U.S. and settled in Springfield Township, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, by 1820. Moved to Delaware Township, Mercer Co...

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, 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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, IL, 19 Oct. 1841; presumably handwriting of 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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; seven pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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