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Letter from Almon Babbitt, 19 October 1841

I acordingly paid out the best of my goods for the Same and the came to your place to see you and to Settle while in 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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I recivd letters that there was a good deel of Excitement here relative to the church leaving here I acordingly asked you for a letter to the church here but right after that in the Times and Seasons there came out a piece that the Brethren from all parts must come to Hancock County

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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and Lee county

Located in north-central Illinois, with part of northern county boundary formed by Rock River. Fertile agricultural area. French trappers frequented area, by 1780. Second Black Hawk campaign fought in area, 1832. Illinois Central Railroad construction began...

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there was no Exception for this place nor enny other this seemed to conterdict the letter that you Sent by Mee hence a report was rased that I forged the letter that I brought which made considerable excitement and trouble for me, also many letters that has been written 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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in which it is said you have said many hard things concerning me Mutch is said concrning a Revelation concening me now Sirs if there is a Revlation concerning me I think it very quear that Br Hyram

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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when he was here nor Br Joseph did not acquaint me of the fact [p. 4]
I acordingly paid out the best of my  goods for the Same and the came  to your place to see you and  to Settle while in 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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I recivd  letters that there was a good deel of  Excitement here relative to the church  lea[v]ing here here I acordingly aske[d]  you for a letter to the church here  but right after that in the Times and Seasons  there came out a piece that the  Brethren from all parts must come  to Hancock County

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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and Lee county

Located in north-central Illinois, with part of northern county boundary formed by Rock River. Fertile agricultural area. French trappers frequented area, by 1780. Second Black Hawk campaign fought in area, 1832. Illinois Central Railroad construction began...

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 there was no Exception for this place  nor enny other this seemed to conterdict  the letter that you Sent by Mee  hence a report was rased that I  forged the letter that I brought which  made considerable excitement and  trouble for me, also many letters  that has been written 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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 in which it is said you have said  many hard things concerning me  Mutch is said concrning a Rev[e]lation  concening me now Sirs if there is  a Revlation concerning me I think  it very quear that Br Hyram

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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when he  was he[r]e nor Br Joseph did not acquaint me  of the fact [p. 4]
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Almon Babbitt

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

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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

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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

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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