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Letter from Elias Higbee, 22 February 1840

Washington

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Feb 22d. 1840
Dear Brother
I have just returned from the committee room; the committee being present to day, a Mr. Corwin of St. Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as city...

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, formerly a democratick editor, emtied his budget: which was as great a bundle of nonsense and stuff, as could be thought of; I suppose not what he knew but what gentlemen had told him, for— instance the religious Genl. John B. Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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& others. I confess I had hard work to restrain my feelings some of the time; but I did succeed in keeping silence— tolerably well. Himself Mr. Jamison & Lewis Linn summoned all the energies of their mind to impress upon the assembly, that Jo. Smith as he called him, led the people altogether by revelation, in their [p. 111]
Washington

Created as district for seat of U.S. federal government by act of Congress, 1790, and named Washington DC, 1791. Named in honor of George Washington. Headquarters of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of U.S. government relocated to Washington ...

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Feb 22d. 1840
Dear Brother
I have just returned from the committee room;  the committee being present to day, a Mr. Corwin of St.  Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as city...

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, formerly a democratick editor, emtied his bud get: which was as great a bundle of nonsense and  stuff, as could be thought of; I suppose not what  he knew but what gentlemen had told him, for—  instance the religious Genl. [John B.] Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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& others. I confess  I had hard work to restrain my feelings some of  the time; but I did succeed in keeping silence—  tolerably well. Himself Mr. Jamison & [Lewis] Linn sum moned all the energies of their mind to impress upon  the assembly, that Jo. Smith as he called him,  led the people altogether by revelation, in their [p. 111]
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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

Created as district for seat of U.S. federal government by act of Congress, 1790, and named Washington DC, 1791. Named in honor of George Washington. Headquarters of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of U.S. government relocated to Washington ...

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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, 22 Feb. 1840; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 111–115; 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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