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Letter from Church Members in New York City, 29 November 1841

LETTER FROM THE CHURCH OF NEW YORK

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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To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter-Day Saints—to the travelling High Council, and to all persons to whom this letter may come—
Dearly Beloved,—Having had opportunity of becoming acquainted with our beloved brother, 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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of the quorum of the Travelling High Council, commonly called the quorum of the Twelve, and having witnessed the manner of his behavior while with us, and taken notice of the doctrine he has taught, together with many other particulars not easy to mention, we feel desirous of commending him to your fellowship, your esteem, your friendship and your love.
Because we have found him to be at all times a faithful laborer in the word and doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By his instructions our minds have been enlightened, and our understanding of Heavenly things greatly increased.
When he has presided in our meetings, peace and order have characterized our deliberations. When he has unfolded to our minds the Scriptures of truth, our thirst for pure intelligence has been gratified. When he has held up to view the glories of the rising kingdom of our Saviour, our hearts have kindled with animation, our hope has been cherished, and our souls have overflowed with the Spirit of Peace. We know he has been efficient in establishing truth—We know he has been successful in putting down error—we highly esteem and love him for his faithfulness, diligence, prudence, meekness, zeal and fortitude; and we desire that others should love him too.
Good will and favor shewn to him will secure our love and friendship; and we freely, and fully, and warmly commend him to all whom this letter may come.
On behalf of the members of the conference held in the city of New York

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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the 29th day of Nov. 1841.
Lucian R. FOSTER

12 Nov. 1806–19 Mar. 1876. Photographer, accountant, bookkeeper, clerk. Born in New Marlboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Nathaniel Foster and Polly. Married first Harriet Eliza Burr. Married second Mary Ann Graham. Baptized into LDS church, by Dec...

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LETTER FROM THE CHURCH OF  NEW YORK

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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To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus  Christ, of Latter-Day Saints—to the travel ling High Council, and to all persons to  whom this letter may come—
Dearly Beloved,—Having had oppor tunity of becoming acquainted with our  beloved brother, 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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of the  quorum of the Travelling High Council,  commonly called the quorum of the  Twelve, and having witnessed the manner  of his behavior while with us, and taken  notice of the doctrine he has taught, to gether with many other particulars not  easy to mention, we feel desirous of com mending him to your fellowship, your es teem, your friendship and your love.
Because we have found him to be at all  times a faithful laborer in the word and  doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By his instructions our minds have been  enlightened, and our understanding of  Heavenly things greatly increased.
When he has presided in our meetings,  peace and order have characterized our  deliberations. When he has unfolded to  our minds the Scriptures of truth, our  thirst for pure intelligence has been grat ified. When he has held up to view the  glories of the rising kingdom of our Sa viour, our hearts have kindled with anima tion, our hope has been cherished, and  our souls have overflowed with the Spirit  of Peace. We know he has been effi cient in establishing truth—We know he  has been successful in putting down er ror—we highly esteem and love him for  his faithfulness, diligence, prudence,  meekness, zeal and fortitude; and we de sire that others should love him too.
Good will and favor shewn to him will  secure our love and friendship; and we  freely, and fully, and warmly commend  him to all whom this letter may come.
On behalf of the members of the con ference held in the city of New York

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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the  29th day of Nov. 1841.
L[ucian] R. FOSTER

12 Nov. 1806–19 Mar. 1876. Photographer, accountant, bookkeeper, clerk. Born in New Marlboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Nathaniel Foster and Polly. Married first Harriet Eliza Burr. Married second Mary Ann Graham. Baptized into LDS church, by Dec...

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Church members, Letter, 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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, NY, to the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and others, 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, 29 Nov. 1841; in Times and Seasons, 15 Mar. 1842, 3:728.

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