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Letter from Elias Higbee, 9 March 1840

offence towards God in this matter— The subscription of which the Report makes mention— was on condition, they could not lawfully do any thing for us— After examination we were to submit and wait untill the great disposer of human events, shall adjust these things, in that place where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest— (This I think is nearly the sentiment, though perhaps not the very words). And I for one hope and pray, the time will soon come, when they will not trouble us in the West as they have hitherto done— There is a man here, who owns two printing presses, and much Type, reading our Books, (on whom I occasionally call), I will, with the assistance of God, get to come to the West as soon as possible with his press, that you may set him to printing the truth— He told me if we had any printing to do, he would do it cheap; and even go to the West if necessary—
Give my respects to P. Orrin Porter Rockwell

June 1814–9 June 1878. Ferry operator, herdsman, farmer. Born in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Orin Rockwell and Sarah Witt. Moved to Farmington (later in Manchester), Ontario Co., New York, 1817. Neighbor to JS. Baptized into LDS church...

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, Dr. Robert D. Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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and also all the household of faith
E. H.

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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offence towards God in this matter— The subscription  of which the Report makes mention— was on cond ition, they could not lawfully do any thing for  us— After examination we were to submit and  wait untill the great disposer of human events, shall  adjust these things, in that place where the wicked  cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest—  (This I think is nearly the sentiment, though perhaps  not the very worlds words). And I for one hope and  pray, the time will soon come, when they will  not trouble us in the West as they have hitherto  done— There is a man here, <who> owns two printing  presses, and much Type, reading our Books, (on  whom I occasionally call), I will, with the  assistance of God, get to come to the West as  soon as possible with his press, that you may  set him to printing the truth— He told me if  we had any printing to do, he would do it  cheap; and even go to the West if necessary—
Give my respects to P. [Orrin Porter] Rockwell

June 1814–9 June 1878. Ferry operator, herdsman, farmer. Born in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Orin Rockwell and Sarah Witt. Moved to Farmington (later in Manchester), Ontario Co., New York, 1817. Neighbor to JS. Baptized into LDS church...

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, Dr. [Robert D.] Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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 and also all the household of faith
E. H.

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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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, 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, 9 Mar. 1840; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 104–105; 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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