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Letter from Benjamin Winchester, 18 September 1841

The work of the Lord is prospering in this section of the country I am subject to your counsel as far as is in my power Please write to me as soon as you get this if you have time for it would be a treat to have a letter from you
I never regretted the death of any man more than that of 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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and I said “who can fill his place”
Yours respectfully
Benjamin Winchester
Joseph Smith
 
 
Joseph Smith
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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Hancock Co
Illinois
 
[Stamped postmark] 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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pa
SEP 18
 
[Stamped] PAID
Philadelpia

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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Sept 18 1841
from B Winchester [p. [4]]
The work of the Lord is prospering  in this section of the country I am  subject to your counsel as far  as is in my power Please write to  me as soon as you get this if you  have time for it would be a treat to  have a letter from you
I never regretted the death of any  man more that <than> that of 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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 and I said whose will “who can fill  his place”
Yours respectfully
B[enjamin] Winchester
Joseph Smith
 
 
Joseph Smith
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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Hancock Co
Illinois
 
[Stamped postmark] 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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 pa
SEP  18
 
[Stamped] PAID
Philadelpia

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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Sept 18 1841
from B Winchester [p. [4]]
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Benjamin Winchester, Letter, 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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, PA, to JS, 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, 18 Sept. 1841; presumably handwriting of Benjamin Winchester; four pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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