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Letter from Elias Higbee, 21 February 1840

to control our civil rights in no; particularly that ecclesiastical power should only be used in the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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; and then no further than fellowship was concerned— I think they injured their cause to day. There is another appointment for them on the morrow at 10, o,clock. Their friend they said, was sick, consequently could not attend to day— Mr. Linn said he thought it would be time enough to take it up in Congress when they could not get justice in the State, and that he was confident, there was a disposition in the State of Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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to do us justice should we apply: That the reason of their refusing to envestigate before, was, the trials of the prisoners were pending. And further said (when speaking of the trials before Judge Austin A. King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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) that he understood from Gentlemen that the prisoners commended the Judge

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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for his clemency and fair dealing towards them; and acknowledged they were guilty, in part, of the charges preferred against them. Mr. Linn said he presumed I was not present when sd. men were tried. I replied in the negative; that I was not there, neither any body else that could be a witness in their favor. The Lawyers advised them to keep away if they desired the salvation of their lives. I observed that I had read the proceedings of the Legislature but did not now recollect them; but since yesterday I have been reflecting on the subject and recollect a conversation, I had with Mr. Harvey Redfield

31 Aug. 1807–27 Dec. 1878. Teamster, farmer, merchant, coroner. Born at Herkimer, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Samuel Russell Redfield and Sarah Gould. Baptized into LDS church, by 1831. Ordained a priest by Sidney Rigdon, 11 Nov. 1831, at Hiram, Portage...

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who was the bearer of the petition to Jefferson City and he informed me, the reason why they refused an investigation was on account of the upper Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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members being so violently opposed to it, that they used their utmost exertions and finally succeeded in getting a majority against it; and the reason of their taking this course was, in consequence of one of their members being in the Massacre at Haun’s Mill, Viz. Mr. Ashley & Gilbian— Gilbian was a leader of the first mob in Davies County

Area in northwest Missouri settled by European Americans, 1830. Sparsely inhabited until 1838. Created from Ray Co., Dec. 1836, in attempt to resolve conflicts related to Mormon settlement in that region. County is transected diagonally from northwest to ...

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, which the militia were called out to suppress.
Mr. Linn said if it must come out in Congress, it [p. 101]
to control our civil rights in no; particularly that  ecclesiastical power should only be used in the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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;  and then no further than fellowship was concerned—  I think they injured their cause to day. There is  another appointment for them on the morrow at 10,  o,clock. Their friend they said, was sick, conseq uently could not attend to day— Mr. Linn said he  thought it would be time enough to take it up in  the Congress when they could not get justice in the  State, and that he was confident, there was a  disposition in the State of Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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to do us justice  should we apply: That the reason of their refusing  to envestigate before, was, the trials of the prisoners  were pending. And further said (when speaking of  the trials before Judge [Austin A.] King

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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) that he understood from  Gentlemen that the prisoners commended the Judge

21 Sept. 1802–22 Apr. 1870. Attorney, judge, politician, farmer. Born at Sullivan Co., Tennessee. Son of Walter King and Nancy Sevier. Married first Nancy Harris Roberts, 13 May 1828, at Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee. In 1830, moved to Missouri, where he...

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 for his clemency and fair dealing towards them; and  acknowledged they were guilty, in part, of the charges  preferred against them. Mr. Linn said he presumed I was  not present when sd. men were tried. I replied in the  negative; that I was not there, neither any body else  that could be a witness in their favor. The Lawyers  advised them to keep away if they desired the salvation  of their lives. I observed that I had read the procee dings of the Legislature but did not now recollect them;  but since yesterday I have been reflecting on the sub ject and recollect a conversation, I had with Mr.  Harvey Redfield

31 Aug. 1807–27 Dec. 1878. Teamster, farmer, merchant, coroner. Born at Herkimer, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Samuel Russell Redfield and Sarah Gould. Baptized into LDS church, by 1831. Ordained a priest by Sidney Rigdon, 11 Nov. 1831, at Hiram, Portage...

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who was the bearer of the petition  to Jefferson City and he informed me, the reason  why they refused an investigation was on account  of the upper Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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members being so violently opposed  to it, that they used their utmost exertions and finally  succeeded in getting a majority against it; and the  reason of their taking this course was, in consequence  of one of their members being in the Massacre at  Haun’s Mill, Viz. Mr. Ashley & Gilbian— Gilbian  was a leader of the first mob in Davies County

Area in northwest Missouri settled by European Americans, 1830. Sparsely inhabited until 1838. Created from Ray Co., Dec. 1836, in attempt to resolve conflicts related to Mormon settlement in that region. County is transected diagonally from northwest to ...

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,  which the militia were called out to suppress.
Mr. Linn [said] if it must come our out in Congress, it [p. 101]
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Elias Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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, Letter, Washington DC

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, to JS, en route to 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, 21 Feb. 1840; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 100–103; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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