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Letter from G. W. Henry, 18 July 1841

Golden point 18th July 1841
Gentlemen, this will inform you that I am now on my way to the pinery

Also known as pinery. Area near Black River where lumbering operation was established to provide timber for construction of Nauvoo temple, Nauvoo House, and other public buildings. Four mills established on Black River, ca. Sept. 1841: three near Black River...

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and intended to have called at your City

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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, but find it out of my power To do so— Having been informed By Mr brown that you were contemplating the Building of a mill in the pinery

Also known as pinery. Area near Black River where lumbering operation was established to provide timber for construction of Nauvoo temple, Nauvoo House, and other public buildings. Four mills established on Black River, ca. Sept. 1841: three near Black River...

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— I have thought that I could probably be of Some servis to you, if we could meet at Fort Winebago, or in the pinery

Also known as pinery. Area near Black River where lumbering operation was established to provide timber for construction of Nauvoo temple, Nauvoo House, and other public buildings. Four mills established on Black River, ca. Sept. 1841: three near Black River...

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— I shall be at the fort in about ten days & would be very glad to facilitate your interests in any way in my powers if you intend locating on the wisconsin River you will leave the mississipi

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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at Galena

County seat. Originally known as the Point; laid out and named Galena, 1826. Principal town in lead-mine country. Received city charter, 1841. Population in 1840 about 1,800. Population in 1845 about 4,000. Several Saints worked in mines while Nauvoo temple...

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and go by land unless the Wisconsin is up— inquire for me of Capt Lord at Fort Winebago & if I can I certainly will do all in my power to advanse your interests—
with due Respect & esteem I am gentlemen yours &c—
G. W. Henry [p. [1]]
Golden point 18th July 1841
Gentlemen, this will inform you  that I am now on my way to the  pinery

Also known as pinery. Area near Black River where lumbering operation was established to provide timber for construction of Nauvoo temple, Nauvoo House, and other public buildings. Four mills established on Black River, ca. Sept. 1841: three near Black River...

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and intended to have cal[l]ed  at your City

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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, but find it out of my  power To do so so— Having been informed  By Mr brown that you were contempla[ting]  the Building <of> a mill in the pinery

Also known as pinery. Area near Black River where lumbering operation was established to provide timber for construction of Nauvoo temple, Nauvoo House, and other public buildings. Four mills established on Black River, ca. Sept. 1841: three near Black River...

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— I have  thought that I could probably be of  Some servis to you, if we could  meet at Fort Winebago, or in the pine ry

Also known as pinery. Area near Black River where lumbering operation was established to provide timber for construction of Nauvoo temple, Nauvoo House, and other public buildings. Four mills established on Black River, ca. Sept. 1841: three near Black River...

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— I shall be at the fort in abo ut ten days & would be very <glad> to facil itate your interests in any way in  my powers if you intend locating  on the wisconsin River you  will leave the mississipi

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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at  Galena

County seat. Originally known as the Point; laid out and named Galena, 1826. Principal town in lead-mine country. Received city charter, 1841. Population in 1840 about 1,800. Population in 1845 about 4,000. Several Saints worked in mines while Nauvoo temple...

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and go by land unless  the Wisconsin is up— inquire  for me of Capt Lord at Fort Wine bago & if I can I certainly will  do all in my power to advanse  your interests—
with due Respect & esteem I am  gentlemen yours &c—
G. W. Henry [p. [1]]
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G. W. Henry, Letter, Golden Point, IL, 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, 18 July 1841; presumably handwriting of G. W. Henry; one page; Helen B. Fleming Collection, CHL.

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