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Letter from John Bernhisel, 18 August 1841

and a small piece of ground near the 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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may be better than a larger one at a greater distance from it You will greatly oblige me by writing immediately after making the purchase, if time and other avocations will permit. Elder Henry Moore arrived here from England some ten or twelve days ago, and intends to take his departure for the west about the middle of next month— I hope you will have the kindness to excuse me for again trespassing on your precious time—
With perfect respect I am yours in the Gospel
John M. Bernhisel
176 Hudson street [p. [2]]
and a small piece of ground near the 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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may be  better than a larger one at a greater distance from it  You will greatly oblige me by writing immediately after  making the purchase, if time and other avocations will  permit. Elder Henry Moore arrived here from England  some ten or twelve days ago, and intends to take his  departure for the west about the middle of next month—  I hope you will have the kindness to excuse <me> for again  trespassing on your precious time—
[W]ith perfect respect  I am yours in the Gospel
John M. Bernhisel
176 Hudson street [p. [2]]
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, IL, 18 Aug. 1841; handwriting of John Bernhisel; two pages; BYU.

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