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Letter from Hiram Barney, 24 January 1842

New York

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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January 24th. 1842
President Joseph Smith
Dear Sir,
During my last visit to Iowa

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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I paid my respect to you and held a conversation with you in relation to the lands of Abijah Fisher Esqr situated 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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. It was then understood between us that the negotiations which were then commenced should be prosecuted by letter. To obviate any unpleasant feelings which you may have growing out of the connection which David W. Kilbourn

12 Apr. 1803–24 Apr. 1876. Merchant, land agent, postmaster, lawyer, railroad executive. Born in Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of David Kilbourn(e) and Lydia Welles. Member of Presbyterian church. Married Harriet Rice in Albany, Albany Co., ...

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has had with this business I take the liberty to assure you that that individual is no longer charged with instructions to negotiate or interfere with us in the transactions. If you choose to buy you will receive the property directly from Mr Fisher without the intervention of any third person.
Mr. Fisher owns the undivided one third part of Sixty acres equal to Twenty acres of land— The situation of this property in the centre of the flourishing and rapidly [p. [1]]
New York

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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January 24th. 1842
President Joseph Smith
Dear Sir,
During my last visit  to Iowa

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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I paid my respect to you and held a  conversation with you in relation to the lands of  Abijah Fisher Esqr situated 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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. It was  then understood between us that the negotiations  which were then commenced should be prose cuted by letter. To obviate any unpleasant  feelings which you may have growing out of the  connection which D[avid] W. Kilbourn

12 Apr. 1803–24 Apr. 1876. Merchant, land agent, postmaster, lawyer, railroad executive. Born in Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of David Kilbourn(e) and Lydia Welles. Member of Presbyterian church. Married Harriet Rice in Albany, Albany Co., ...

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has had with this  business I take the liberty to assure you that that  individual is no longer charged with instructions  to negotiate or interfere with us in the transactions.  If you choose to buy you will receive the prop erty directly from Mr Fisher without the inter vention of any third person.
Mr. Fisher owns the undivided one  third part of Sixty acres equal to Twenty acres  of land— The situation of this property in  the centre of the flourishing and rapidly [p. [1]]
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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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