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Letter from J. B. Nicholson, 25 January 1842

Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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Jany. 25/42
To the President of the Church of Christ.
I enclose the sum of twenty eight dollars. being the balance of the debt due to Bro Leonard Soby. by the Church in Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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and which was donated for the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, upon my first being appointed one of the committe of Finance. I was informed that Bro Soby had in the commencement of the work in this city

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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, loaned the sum of 125 dollars for the purpose of fitting up a place of Meeting, we have endeavored as fast as possible to discharge this debt, 75. dollars we sent out by the hands of Pres.t Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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. 5 dollars we gave to Bro Soby whilst he was in the city

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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. 17. dollars we sent out by the hands of Elder. Samuel Parker, who said you had authorised him to collect funds for the temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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. we have their several receipts for the sums we have already paid. you will please write a line acknowledging the receipt of this, in order to have data to show for this money. as we have borrowed it for this purpose. Bishop Syfritt has requested me to say that he would feel grateful for a reply to his. letter, so that if misrepresentations have been made. they may be made known.
I remain yours &c. J B Nicholson
118. N 7th. St. [p. [1]]
Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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Jany. 25/42
To the President of the  Church of Christ.
I enclose the sum of twenty eight  dollars. being the balance of the debt due to Bro  [Leonard] Soby. by the Church in Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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and which  was donated for the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, upon my first being  appointed one of the committe of Finance. I was  informed that Bro Soby had in the commence ment of the work in this city

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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, loaned the sum  of 125 dollars for the purpose of fitting up a place  of Meeting, we have endeavored as fast as possible  to discharge this as fast debt, 75. dollars we sent  out by the hands of Pres.t Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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. 5 dollars  we gave to Bro Soby whilst he was in the city

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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. 17.  dollars we sent out by the hands of Elder.  Samuel Parker, who said you had authorised  him to collect funds for the temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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. we have  their several receipts for the sums we have already  paid. you will please write a line acknowledging  the receipt of this, in order to have data to show  for this money. as we have borrowed it for this  purpose. Bishop Syfritt has requested me to  say that he would feel grateful for a reply  to his. letter, so that if misrepresentations have  been made. they may be made known.
I remain yours &c. J B Nicholson
118. N 7th. St. [p. [1]]
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J. B. Nicholson, Letter, Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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, PA, 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, 25 Jan. 1842; handwriting of J. B. Nicholson; one page; Helen Vilate Bourne Fleming Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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