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Letter from Hiram Barney, 24 January 1842

ession— It is certain that, if the suit should be renewed, it could avail nothing to the heirs of Doyle, since they can by no means substantiate their claim, if proper proof is required. It will be an easy matter for you to silence that battery— but at this distance we have to use very long guns or employ weapons whereof we know not the nature, or force. I shall be glad to hear from you at your earliest convenience— And will be obliged by a proposition to purchase the property in question.
The gentlemen who visited 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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with me (Mr Silliman & Dr Mitchell) have frequently expressed their gratification with their visit and particularly with the politeness with which they were entertained with the President. I improve the present occasion to express my sense of the kindness & hospitality with which you treated me at both my visits in 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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and to say that I
remain very respectfully
Your obedient Servant
Hiram Barney
52 John Street [p. [3]]
ession— It is certain that, if the suit should be  renewed, it could avail nothing to the heirs  of Doyle, since they can by no means substan tiate their claim, if proper proof is required.  It will be an easy matter for you to silence  that battery— but at this distance we have  to use very long guns or employ weapons  whereof we know not the nature, or force.  I shall be glad to hear from you at your  earliest convenience— And will be obliged  by a proposition to purchase the property  in question.
The gentlemen who visited 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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 with me (Mr Silliman & Dr Mitchell) have frequently  expressed their gratification with their visit  and particularly with the politeness with  which they were entertained with the President.  I improve the present occasion to express my  sense of the kindness & hospitality with wh[ich]  you treated me at both my visits in  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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and to express my say that I
remain very respectfully
Your obedient Servant
Hiram Barney
52 John Street [p. [3]]
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Hiram Barney, Letter, New York City

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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, NY, 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, 24 Jan. 1842; handwriting presumably of Hiram Barney; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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