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Letter from George Fidler, 23 March 1842

and family to protect us from the burning rays of the sun but what where then my anticipations I thought we should receive funds from England to repay what was due to you and not only you but others. how have I been disapointed and through that what [h]as been my Fortune. Exposed to the greatest hardships I ever felt or trust ever to. To see my beloved Parent the being that gave me Birth that nourished me, in my infant years. That soothed my sick pillow that in every way Contributed to my Wants. for years, wanting. the common nourishment of Life. this I have seen this I have felt and more then this, to see the. Partner of my Bosom with a face wherein grief was imprinted from the knowledge that her parents were enduring the same dreadfull calamity this too I have felt and only those who have felt such can know the pangs such Scene’s can cost a Son, a Husband, then under these circumstances can you. “Sir” wonder why I have not employed my. scanty— earnings (since I left you) to discharge the debt justly due to you or to others, you are a Son, you are a Husband, you are a Father and as such. I now make the appeal to you— whether you can condemn me for acting as I did, I know the affectionate and generous feelings which is a inmate of your breast. “Cannot,” therefore I. bannished the thought of contributing to those (who I was justly oweing,) my. earnings and assisted them that was near and dear to me by ties of Nature, to prevent them from absolutely perishing from Want. If I have acted wrong may I be forgiven is my ardent prayer the man was never born without his Foes I have mine in the bitterest point, Mr. William Law

8 Sept. 1809–12/19 Jan. 1892. Merchant, millwright, physician. Born in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Son of Richard Law and Ann Hunter. Immigrated to U.S. and settled in Springfield Township, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, by 1820. Moved to Delaware Township, Mercer Co...

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informed me sometime since, that HE was informed by “good Authority” that I was about to remove from this place, I oweing him $17= for Brick, unable to pay then or since, he demanded security for his debt flushed from hearing such “infamousLies though no author was given and wishing to show him [p. [2]]
and family to protect us from the burning rays of the sun but  what where then my anticipations I thought we should  receive funds from England to repay what was due to you and  not only you but others. how have I been disapointed and  through that what [h]as been my Fortune. Exposed to the greatest  hardships I ever felt or trust ever to. To see my beloved  Parent the being that gave me Birth that nourished me,  in my infant years. That <soothed> my sick pillow that in every  way Contributed to my Wants. for years, wanting. the  common nourishment of Life. this I have seen this I have felt  and more then this, to see the. Partner of my Bosom with a face  wherein grief was imprinted from the knowledge that her parents  were enduring the same dreadfull calamity this too I have felt  and only those who have felt such can know the pangs such  Scene’s can cost a Son, a Husband, then under these circumstances  can you. “Sir” wonder why I have not employed my. scanty—  earnings (since I left you) to discharge the debt justly due to you  or to others, you are a Son, you are a Husband, you are a  Father and as such. I now make the appeal to you—  whether you can condemn me for acting as I did, I know  the affectionate and generous feelings which is a inmate  of your breast. “Cannot,” therefore I. bannished the thought  of contributing to those (who I was justly oweing,) my. earnings  and assisted them that was near and dear to me by ties of  Nature, to prevent them from absolutely perishing from Want.  If I have acted wrong may I be forgiven is my ardent prayer  the man was never born without his Foes I have mine in the  bitterest point, Mr. William Law

8 Sept. 1809–12/19 Jan. 1892. Merchant, millwright, physician. Born in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Son of Richard Law and Ann Hunter. Immigrated to U.S. and settled in Springfield Township, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, by 1820. Moved to Delaware Township, Mercer Co...

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informed me sometime  since, that HE was informed by “good Authority” that I  was about to remove from this place, I oweing him $17=  for Brick, unable to pay then or since, he demanded sen  security for his debt flushed from hearing such “infamous Lies though no author was given and wishing to show him [p. [2]]
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George Fidler, Letter, 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, 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, 23 Mar. 1842; handwriting presumably of George Fidler; four pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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