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Letter from Levick Sturges and Others, 30 January 1842

Dear Bretheren as I am permited to scribe a line on this sheet— I would just say that if it should meet the approbation of you better minds and the mind of the Lord that I should tarry here for the coming year shorter or longer as you may see fit— I am willing to do so provided I can be allowed to bring my family to this city

Also spelled Pittsbourg, Pittsbourgh, and Pittsburg. Major industrial port city in southwestern Pennsylvania. Near location where Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge to form Ohio River. French established Fort DuQuesne, 1754. British captured fort, ...

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with me. this is a kind of a thorough fair for the travling bretheren and a busyness place which If there could be a branch of the church raised up to any considerable extent I think it would be to the temporal as well as the Spiritual advantage of the church
There is a number of gentlemen of wealth and extensive busynes that are constant attendants on my meetings I have sold a good quantity of the Books of Mormon voice of warning Hymn Book Bro. Orson Pratt

19 Sept. 1811–3 Oct. 1881. Farmer, writer, teacher, merchant, surveyor, editor, publisher. Born at Hartford, Washington Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Moved to New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York, 1814; to Canaan, Columbia Co., fall...

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s origin of the Book of Mor—n and Slander Refuted of my own Publication our Books sell fast no mistake and all helps the work— the fact is the day of creaping is over the cause is onward thank God and all that the Priests of baall can do is stand and weep a blat at there own conteptable weakness and Ignorance— as soon as navigation is open up the Miss— River

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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I shall be at 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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to receive my fate and your decision on my head and give an account of my steward ship and my mishion If I have ered I still have the truth which is this church and its doctrin Where I have ered I hope to find Mercy. Where I have done right I hope to be Justifyed. To be abused I wont be with out showing proper resentment as I have been by some I have meet with since I see you— Benjamin Winchester is my Enemy— J. 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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Levick Sturges handwriting ends; John E. Page begins.  


Dear Bretheren as I am permited to scribe  a line on this sheet— I would just say that if  it should meet the approbation of you better  minds and the mind of the Lord that I should  tarry here for the coming year shorter or  longer as you may see fit— I am will<ing> to do so  provided I can be allowed to bring my family  to this city

Also spelled Pittsbourg, Pittsbourgh, and Pittsburg. Major industrial port city in southwestern Pennsylvania. Near location where Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge to form Ohio River. French established Fort DuQuesne, 1754. British captured fort, ...

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with me. this is a kind of a thorough  fair for the travling bretheren and a busyness  place which If there could be a branch of  the church raised up to any considerable  extent I think it would be to the temporal  as well as the Spiritual advantage of the church
There is a number of gentlemen of wea[l]th  and extensive busynes that are constant  attendants on my meetings I have sold a  good quantity of the Books of Mormon voice of  warning Hymn Book Bro. O[rson] Pratt

19 Sept. 1811–3 Oct. 1881. Farmer, writer, teacher, merchant, surveyor, editor, publisher. Born at Hartford, Washington Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Moved to New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York, 1814; to Canaan, Columbia Co., fall...

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s origin o[f]  the Book of Mor—n and Slander Refuted of  my own Publication our Books sell fast no  mistake and all helps the work— the fact is  the day of creaping is over the cause is on ward thank God and all that the Priests  of baall can do is stand and weep a blat  at there own conteptable weakness and  Ignorance— as soon as navigation is open  up the Miss— River

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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I shall be at 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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to  receive my fate and your decision on my  head and give an account of my steward ship  and my mishion If I have ered I still have  the truth which is this church and its doctrin  Where I have ered I hope to find Mercy. Where I  have done right I hope to be Justifyed. To be abused  I wont be with out showing proper resentment as  I have been by some I have meet with with since  I see you— B[enjamin] Winchester is my Enemy— J. 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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Levick Sturges and others, Letter, Pittsburgh

Also spelled Pittsbourg, Pittsbourgh, and Pittsburg. Major industrial port city in southwestern Pennsylvania. Near location where Monongahela and Allegheny rivers converge to form Ohio River. French established Fort DuQuesne, 1754. British captured fort, ...

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, PA, to JS and others, 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, 30 Jan. 1842; handwriting of Levick Sturges with signatures of Jeramiah Cooper, William Small, and George Simon; one page; addition by 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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; 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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; one page; JS Collection, CHL.

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