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Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 9 November 1841

Fair Haven 9th Novr. 1841
Rev. Jos. Smith
Dear Sir— I was gratified in the perusal yesterday of the proceedings of your Conference relative to the “Hotchkiss Purchase

One of three major land acquisitions by LDS church on Nauvoo peninsula. Tract consisted of four to five hundred acres and included part of Commerce and all of planned Commerce City (now Nauvoo area). Property purchased for $114,500, Aug. 1839.

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” published in the Times and Seasons— Should it be convenient for the editor to send me pr. mail six or eight copies of that paper containing the article refered to I should be greatly obliged to him—
Some time since I wrote you stating that Mr James Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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had settled the twenty five hundred dollar Note together with the interest upon it— He gave me two Notes for 721 dollars each against Riley Allen and a piece of Land for 1200 dolls.— Mr Allen has since died and the land I have sold for One thousand dollars so that you will perceive I shall not realise near the face of my Note but Mr Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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is of course no way to blame for that as he could not have foreseen the death of Mr Allen—
I informed you in the same letter that Mr [Smith] Tuttle and myself had offered to receive from Mr Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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the Cooks Mills Tavern Stand and One hundred and thirty seven acres prime lands for the sum of Three Thousand dollars towards an interest— This he assented to provided it should be thought best after a consultation between himself and the heads of the Church— I doubt not it will be approved
Mr Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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left about 10 days since for 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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Horace R Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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Fair Haven 9th Novr. 1841
Rev. Jos. Smith
Dear Sir— I was gratified in the perusal yesterday of  the proceedings of your Conference relative to the “Hotchkiss Purchase

One of three major land acquisitions by LDS church on Nauvoo peninsula. Tract consisted of four to five hundred acres and included part of Commerce and all of planned Commerce City (now Nauvoo area). Property purchased for $114,500, Aug. 1839.

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 published in the Times and Seasons— Should it be convenient for  the editor to send me pr. mail six or eight copies of that paper con taining the article refered to I should be greatly obliged to him—
Some time since I wrote you stating  that Mr James Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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had settled the twenty five hundred dollar Note  together with the interest upon it— He gave me two Notes for 721  dollars each against Riley Allen and a piece of Land for 1200 dolls. — Mr Allen has since died and the land I have sold for One  thousand dollars so that you will perceive I shall not realise near  the face of my Note but Mr Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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is of course no way to blame  for that as he could not have foreseen the death of Mr Allen—
I informed you in the same letter  that Mr [Smith] Tuttle and myself had offered to receive from Mr Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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 the Cooks Mills Tavern Stand and One hundred and thirty seven  acres p[r]ime lands for the sum of Three Thousand dollars towards an  interest— This he assented to provided it should be thought  best after a consultation between himself and the heads of the Church — I doubt not it will be approved
Mr Ivins

22 Mar. 1797–3 Apr. 1877. Farmer. Born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Mary Schenk. Presumably baptized into LDS church. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1842. Member of Nauvoo...

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left about 10 days since for  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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Your Obt Servant
Horace R Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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Horace Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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, Letter, Fair Haven, CT, 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, 9 Nov. 1841; handwriting of Horace Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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