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Letter from John E. Page, 1 September 1841

and so seeing many rush to the standard of the Lord and embrace the truth for truth sake— Let me therefore congratulate you by saying I have had the great privilage of either baptiseing or seeing baptised or confirming as many as 200 Souls since I left home the 15 day of April 1840— so the work rolls on and I rejoice in it. the Isreal of God is rallying to the Standard of truth— I have great access to the people in a new course of argument which I have adopted and that is this— I have lately availed myself of the purchase of Stevens and Catherwoods travels in Guatamalia or central America in which those gentlemen have exhibited by seventy plates the anticquities of that country which when compared with the book of Mormon so completely proves the truth and divinety of the book of Mormon there is not a gentile dog left to stir a tongue in an attempt to put down the collateral testimony which those records afford me in proof of the Book of Mormon— Next or second argument is the fullfillment of the Prophetical sayings which are in the Book of Mormon itself which stood in future to 1830 to be fullfilled in proof of itts own divinity— so that the day has gon by forever and gon by forever for any one high or low rich or poor learned or unlearned to sustain a position successfully against the Book of mormon or itts author or itts witnesses— I can truely say that with me every akeing void is filled I ask no more than I have allready obtained for argument to sustain tryumphantly forever the divine claims of the Book of Mormon— Suffer me here to say that it would be well for some efficient Elder or high Priest could be sent to 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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Branch such an one as would sustain the confidence of the Branch to Preside over that Branch— for at the present time there is a feeling exhisting in the hearts of some concerning Elder Benjamin Winchester [p. 6]
and so seeing many rush to the standard of the Lord  and embrace the truth for truth sake— Let me  therefore congratulate you by saying I have had the  great privilage of either baptiseing or seeing baptised  or confirming as many as 200 Souls since I left  home the 15 day of April 1840— so the work rolls on  and I rejoice in it. the Isreal of God is rallying to  the Standard of truth— I have great access to the  people in a new course of argument which I have  adopted and that is this— I have lately availed my self of the purchase of Stevens and Catherwoods  travels in Guatamalia or central America  in which those gentlemen have exhibited by  seventy plates the anticquities of that count[r]y  which when compared with the book of Mormon  so completely proves the truth and divinety of  the book of Mormon there is not a gentile dog  left to stir a tongue in an attempt to put down  the collateral testimony which those records afford  me in proof of the Book of Mormon— Next or second  argument is the fullfillment of the Prophetical  sayings which are in the Book of Mormon itself  which stood in future to 1830 to be fullfilled in proof  of itts own divinity— so that the day has gon by  forever and gon by forever for any one high or low  rich or poor learned or unlearned to sustain a pos ition successfully against the Book of mormon  or itts author or itts witnesses— I can truely say  that with me every akeing void is filled I ask no  more than I have allready obtained for argument  to sustain tryumphantly forever the divine  claims of the Book of Mormon— Suffer me here to  say that it would be well for some efficient Elder  or high Priest could be sent to 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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Branch  such an one as would sustain the confidence of the  Branch to Preside <over> of that Branch— for at the  present time there is a feeling exhisting in the  hearts of some concerning Elder B[enjamin] Winchester [p. 6]
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John E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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, 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, 1 Sept. 1841; handwriting of John E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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; eight pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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