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Letter from Harrison Sagers, before 15 May 1841

New Orleans

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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We are informed by a letter, to President Joseph Smith, that Elder Harrison Sagers had arrived in that great city, and commenced to proclaim the fullness of the everlasting gospel to the inhabitants thereof. Elder Sagers writes as follows: “I have held three meetings in this city

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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, and I can truly say the prospects are good. We have crowded congregations, who pay great attention; many appear to feel deeply interested, and I have no doubt but there are hun [p. 415]
New Orleans

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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We are informed by a letter, to Pres ident Joseph Smith, that Elder H[arrison] Sa gers had arrived in that great city, and  commenced to proclaim the fullness of  the everlasting gospel to the inhabit ants thereof. Elder Sagers writes as  follows: “I have held three meetings in  this city

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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, and I can truly say the pros pects are good. We have crowded con gregations, who pay great attention;  many appear to feel deeply interested,  and I have no doubt but there are hun [p. 415]
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Harrison Sagers, Letter, New Orleans

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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, LA, 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, no date; in Times and Seasons, 15 May 1841, 2:415–416.

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