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Letter from Newel K. Whitney, 29 October 1841

Cleaveland

Cuyahoga Co. seat of justice, 1833. Situated on south shore of Lake Erie, just east of mouth of Cuyahoga River. First settled, 1797. Incorporated as village, 1815; incorporated as city, 1836. Became center of business and trade at opening of Ohio and Erie...

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Ohio
29 October 41
Brother Joseph
Dear Sir,
I am in this place in good health and Spirits, tho some what worse for ware riding in the Stage knight & day, I have not recd. any information from Brother Patten since I left 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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, I calld. at the Post Office in Rochester expecting to receive a letter from him but found none. we have purchased near 5000$ worth of Goods & have the most part of them in this place and the balance I expect Brother Chase will be here with within about 10 days. I think I will forward what I have here to Portsmouth by the first boat & wait untill Br Chase arrives at this place and assist him in geting the balance through the Canal, and ship all of them on one boat on the Ohio river as I do not like to have them too much scattered— The goods we have purchased consist mostly of Woollen clothes Calicoes & Domestic Cottons— I drop you this line that you may be made acquainted as Earley as possible with the amount of our purchases &c— and you may expect we 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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as Earley as possible— I trust you will not fail to call & let my family know that I am on my way home &c—
In haste but as ever Yours truly
N K W [Newel K. Whitney]

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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P. S. I Shall pay a Short visit to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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while waiting for Br Chase [p. [1]]
Cleaveland

Cuyahoga Co. seat of justice, 1833. Situated on south shore of Lake Erie, just east of mouth of Cuyahoga River. First settled, 1797. Incorporated as village, 1815; incorporated as city, 1836. Became center of business and trade at opening of Ohio and Erie...

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Ohio
29 October 41
Brother Joseph
Dear Sir,
I am in this place in good health  and Spirits, tho some what worse for ware riding in the  Stage knight & day, I have not recd. any information  from Brother Patten since I left 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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, I calld. at  the Post Office in Rochester expecting to receive a  letter from him but found none. we have purchased  near 5000$ worth of Goods & have the most part of  them in this place and the balance I expect Brother  Chase will be here with within about 10 days. I  think I will forward what I have here to Portsmouth  by the first boat & wait untill Br Chase arrives  at this place and assist him in geting the balance  through the Canal, and ship them all of them on one  boat on the Ohio riv[er] as I do not like to have  them too much scattered— The goods we have purchased  consist mostly of Woollen clothes Calicoes & Domestic  Cottons— I drop you this line that you may be  made acquainted as Earley as possible with the amount  of our purchases &c— and you may expect we 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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as Earley as possible— I trust you  will not fail to call & let my family know that  I am on my way home &c—
In haste but as ever Yours truly
N K W [Newel K. Whitney]

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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P. S. I Shall pay a Short visit to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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 while waiting for Br Chase [p. [1]]
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Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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, Letter, Cleveland

Cuyahoga Co. seat of justice, 1833. Situated on south shore of Lake Erie, just east of mouth of Cuyahoga River. First settled, 1797. Incorporated as village, 1815; incorporated as city, 1836. Became center of business and trade at opening of Ohio and Erie...

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, OH, 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, 29 Oct. 1841; handwriting of Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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; one page; JS Collection, CHL.

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