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Letter from Don Carlos Smith, 3 June 1841

and have contracted new ones by borrowing of “Peter to pay Paul,” (as the maxim runs) I owe about five hundred dollars in all; I have papers on hand and accounts to the amount of 800 or 1000 dollars, and The printing establishment, aparatus &c. is worth $1500,00. you see by this that if I could raise five hundred dollars, to pay my debts, out of my land or in any way; it would leave me a property of $2500,00, or at least 2300,00 dollars. Now this is my exact situation, and I have written it because I had not the opportunity of talking it, and I hope you will not think strange of this letter, because I am going away and do not know but what you could sell this land for me while I am gone. The title is good &c. &c. Would you, or could you let me have city property here, for the property which Elder [Oliver] Granger

7 Feb. 1794–23/25 Aug. 1841. Sheriff, church agent. Born at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Pierce Granger and Clarissa Trumble. Married Lydia Dibble, 8 Sept. 1813, at Phelps. Member of Methodist church and licensed exhorter. Sheriff of Ontario Co. ...

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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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that should be mine? I have reference to the house and lot. You can tell me all about these matters when I come home.
As it did not fall to my lot to get an interest in the store with you by selling out &c. which, after due reflection, did not appear to be wisdom for the present; I feel anxious to enlarge the printing business by publishing a weekly news paper, and I think it will do well, if it should, it will be very valuable.
D. C. [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 have contracted new ones by borrow ing of “Peter to pay Paul,” (as the max im runs) I owe about five hundred  dollars in all; I have papers on hand  <and accounts> to the amount of 800 or 1000 dollars, and  <accounts> The printing establishment, aparatus  &c. is worth $1500,00. you see by this  that if I could raise five hundred dol lars, to pay my debts, out of my land or  in any way; it would leave me a prop erty of $2500,00, or at least 2300,00  dollars. Now this is my exact situat ion, and I have written it because  because I had not the opportunity  of talking it, and I hope you will  not think strange of this letter, because  I am going away and do not know but  what you could sell this land for me  while I am gone. The title is good &c.  &c. Would you, or could you let me have  city property here, for the property which  Elder [Oliver] Granger

7 Feb. 1794–23/25 Aug. 1841. Sheriff, church agent. Born at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Pierce Granger and Clarissa Trumble. Married Lydia Dibble, 8 Sept. 1813, at Phelps. Member of Methodist church and licensed exhorter. Sheriff of Ontario Co. ...

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has in Kirtland

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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that should  be mine? I have reference to the house  and lot. You can tell me all about these  matters when I come home.
As it did <not> fall to my lot to get an interest in  the store with you by selling out &c. which, after  due reflection, did not appear to <be> wisdom for  the present; I feel anxious to enlarge the  printing business by publishing a weekly  news paper, and I think it will do well, if  it should, it will be very valuable.
D. C. [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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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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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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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, 3 June 1841; handwriting 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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; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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