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Letter from George Gee, 30 December 1841

pamphlet containing the trial between Br Joseph and Hurlburt

3 Feb. 1809–16 June 1883. Clergyman, farmer. Born at Chittenden Co., Vermont. “Doctor” was his given name. Preacher for Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamestown, Chautauque Co., New York. Baptized into LDS church, 1832/1833, at Jamestown. Ordained an elder...

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at Painesville

Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...

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called upon us to meet in publick and Discuss the authenticity of the Book of Mormon— we agreed to if they would pay for the use of the Hall— provided they were Men Gentlemen of credit— influence Education and Talent— but we would not Debate with Blackguards— which made them Mad— when they called us imposters and applied any quantity of great titles to Br Joseph— but the Constable told them to stop or they should go before His Honor the Mayor— we then left the room while they read Lemon Leman Copley

Ca. 1781–20 Apr./May 1862. Born in Connecticut. Son of Samuel Copley. Moved to Pittsford, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1800. Married Sally Cooley. Joined United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing (Shakers). Moved to Thompson Township, Geauga Co...

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s testimony as give at Painesville

Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...

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our friend the constable has told us to day that Mormonism is all the “Tost” to day— and that there is as many fighting for us as there is against us— who say that we have conducted like gentlemen and if Mormonism cannot be put down with the Bible— there is no use to bring up the writing of Blackguards & Newspapers tales that it has ganed too many votaries to be put down in that way— and so long as we conduct ourselves as we have thus far no one shall mosest molest us— many express there astonishment because we prove our Doctrine so clearly from their “Law” the Bible— I think that some seed has fallen upon good ground and we shall reap a little wheet in this ungodly City

Also spelled Pittsbourg, Pittsbourgh, and Pittsburg. Major industrial port city in southwestern Pennsylvania. Near location where Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge to form Ohio River. French established Fort DuQuesne, 1754. British captured fort, ...

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— I have found some who say that they are acquainted with Elder Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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& know all about his getting the Spalding manuscript from Pattersons office. Patterson is yet living so I am told. I anticipate getting his cirtificate, and wish Prest Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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to write me a letter stating the year when [p. [2]]
pamphlet containing the trial between Br Joseph  and Hurlburt

3 Feb. 1809–16 June 1883. Clergyman, farmer. Born at Chittenden Co., Vermont. “Doctor” was his given name. Preacher for Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamestown, Chautauque Co., New York. Baptized into LDS church, 1832/1833, at Jamestown. Ordained an elder...

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at Pain[e]sville

Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...

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called upon us to  meet in publick and Discuss the authenticity of  the Book of Mormon— we agreed to if they would  pay for the use of the Hall— provided they were  Men Gentlemen of credit— influence Education  and Talent— but we would not Debate with  Blackguards— which made them Mad— when  they called us imposters and applied any quantity  of great titles to Br Joseph— but the Constable told them  to stop or they should go before His Honor the  Mayor— we then left the room while they read  Lemon [Leman] Copley

Ca. 1781–20 Apr./May 1862. Born in Connecticut. Son of Samuel Copley. Moved to Pittsford, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1800. Married Sally Cooley. Joined United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing (Shakers). Moved to Thompson Township, Geauga Co...

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s testimony as give at Painesville

Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...

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 our friend the constable has told us to day that  Mormonism is all the “Tost” to day— and that  there is as many fi[gh]ting for us as there is against  us— who say that that we have conducted like  gentlemen and if Mormonism cannot be put  down with the Bible— there is no use to bring  up the writing of Blackguards & Newspapers  tales that it has ganed to[o] many votaries to  be put down in that way— and so long as  we conduct ourselves as we have thus far  no one shall mosest [molest] us— many express there  astonishment because we prove our Doctrine  so clearly from their “Law” the Bible—  I think that some seed has fallen upon good  ground and we shall reap a little wheet in  this ungodly City

Also spelled Pittsbourg, Pittsbourgh, and Pittsburg. Major industrial port city in southwestern Pennsylvania. Near location where Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge to form Ohio River. French established Fort DuQuesne, 1754. British captured fort, ...

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— I have found some who  say that they are acquainted with Elder Rigdo[n]

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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 & know all about his getting the Spalding  manuscript from Pattersons office. Patterson is  yet living so I am told. I anticipate getting  his cirtificate, and wish Prest Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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to  write me a letter stating the year when [p. [2]]
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George Gee, Letter, Pittsburgh

Also spelled Pittsbourg, Pittsbourgh, and Pittsburg. Major industrial port city in southwestern Pennsylvania. Near location where Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge to form Ohio River. French established Fort DuQuesne, 1754. British captured fort, ...

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, PA, to Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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and the First Presidency, 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, 30 Dec. 1841; presumably handwriting of George Gee; three pages; Sidney Rigdon Collection, CHL.

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