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Letter from Jacob Stollings, 12 April 1839

Dear Sir Enclosed I send you the receipt which I promised and if you will pay the necessary attention to it, and it will be a benefit to the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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and to me, and I think with a little attention on your part they can be produced, and any person who will deliver them at any point in the State

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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so I can get them, I will compensate them well, as I know you feel deeply interested in the welfare of the Church, and when you consider that it will add to their character and look upon it in a proper light, you will spare no pains in assisting me in the recovery of those books.
Yours &c in haste
Jacob Stollings
Joseph Smith Jr Diamon Adam-ondi-Ahman

Town located in northwest Missouri. JS revelations designated area as place where Adam blessed his posterity after leaving Garden of Eden and where Adam will return prior to Second Coming. While seeking new areas in Daviess Co. for settlement, JS and others...

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Gallitin

Founded and laid out, 1837. Unofficial county seat, beginning 1837. Officially named county seat, 1841. Several Latter-day Saints attempted to vote at Gallatin, 6 Aug. 1838, but were attacked by local residents. After Mormon-Missouri conflict erupted, Saints...

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, Davies County Mo
April 12th 1839
Know all men by these presents.
That I Jacob Stollings have this day agreed with Joseph Smith Jr to release all members of the Mormon Church from any and all debts due to me from them for goods sold to them by me at Gallitin

Founded and laid out, 1837. Unofficial county seat, beginning 1837. Officially named county seat, 1841. Several Latter-day Saints attempted to vote at Gallatin, 6 Aug. 1838, but were attacked by local residents. After Mormon-Missouri conflict erupted, Saints...

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during the year 1838 on the following condition viz: that said Joseph Smith Jr return or cause to be returned to me the following books— one Ledger— three day books, and one day book of Groceries which was taken from my store in Gallitin

Founded and laid out, 1837. Unofficial county seat, beginning 1837. Officially named county seat, 1841. Several Latter-day Saints attempted to vote at Gallatin, 6 Aug. 1838, but were attacked by local residents. After Mormon-Missouri conflict erupted, Saints...

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when said store was burned,
And if said books are returned to me within four months this shall be a receipt in full to all intents and purposes against any debt or debts due from Said Mormons to me on said books, but if not returned, this is to be null and void. Given under my hand this day and date before written.
Jacob Stollings
Attest J Lynch [p. 50]
Dear Sir Enclosed I send you the receipt which I promised and  if you will pay the necessary attention to it, and it will be a benefit to  the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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and to me, and I think with a little attention on your part  they can be produced, and any person who will deliver them at any point  in the State

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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so I can get them, I will compensate them well, as I know  you feel deeply interested in the welfare of the Church, and when you consider  that it will add to their character and look upon it in a proper light, you  will spare no pains in assisting me in the recovery of those books.
Yours &c in haste
Jacob Stollings
Joseph Smith Jr Diamon [Adam-ondi-Ahman]

Town located in northwest Missouri. JS revelations designated area as place where Adam blessed his posterity after leaving Garden of Eden and where Adam will return prior to Second Coming. While seeking new areas in Daviess Co. for settlement, JS and others...

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Gallitin

Founded and laid out, 1837. Unofficial county seat, beginning 1837. Officially named county seat, 1841. Several Latter-day Saints attempted to vote at Gallatin, 6 Aug. 1838, but were attacked by local residents. After Mormon-Missouri conflict erupted, Saints...

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, Davies County Mo
April 12th 1839
Know all men by these presents.
That I Jacob Stollings have this day agreed with  Joseph Smith Jr to release all members of the Mormon Church from any and all debts  due to me from them for goods sold to them by me at Gallitin

Founded and laid out, 1837. Unofficial county seat, beginning 1837. Officially named county seat, 1841. Several Latter-day Saints attempted to vote at Gallatin, 6 Aug. 1838, but were attacked by local residents. After Mormon-Missouri conflict erupted, Saints...

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during the year 1838 on the  following condition viz: that said Joseph Smith Jr return or cause to be returned  to me the following books— one Ledger— three day books, and one day book of Groceries  which was taken from my store in Gallitin

Founded and laid out, 1837. Unofficial county seat, beginning 1837. Officially named county seat, 1841. Several Latter-day Saints attempted to vote at Gallatin, 6 Aug. 1838, but were attacked by local residents. After Mormon-Missouri conflict erupted, Saints...

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when said store was burned,
And if said books are returned to me within four months this shall be a  receipt in full to all intents and purposes against any debt or debts due from  Said Mormons to me on said books, but if not returned, this is to be null and  void. Given under my hand this day and date before written. Ja
Jacob Stollings
Attest J Lynch [p. 50]
Jacob Stollings, Letter, Gallatin

Founded and laid out, 1837. Unofficial county seat, beginning 1837. Officially named county seat, 1841. Several Latter-day Saints attempted to vote at Gallatin, 6 Aug. 1838, but were attacked by local residents. After Mormon-Missouri conflict erupted, Saints...

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, MO, to JS, Adam-ondi-Ahman

Town located in northwest Missouri. JS revelations designated area as place where Adam blessed his posterity after leaving Garden of Eden and where Adam will return prior to Second Coming. While seeking new areas in Daviess Co. for settlement, JS and others...

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, MO, 12 Apr. 1839; in JS Letterbook 2, p. 50; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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