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Letter from Orville Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, 23 November 1841

Letter from Orville Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, 23 November 1841

Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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. Nov: 23rd. 1841.
Genl. Joseph Smith
Dear Sir
Messrs [James] Halsted, [Richard] Haines & Co. of New York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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, have placed in our hands for collection, two promissory notes, signed by yourself and thirty one other individuals, both of said notes dated 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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, Sept 1st. 1837, one for $2323.66 and the other for $2395.57 cents.
Not wishing to give you unnecessary trouble in the premises, we have thought proper to advise you that the notes were in our hands, and to ask, when it will suit your convenience to make payment?
If part of the demand could be paid us now, and the residue secured upon real Estate, we would take the [r]esponsibility of giving a reasonable extension of time
We are Sir. very Respectfully your friends
Orville Browning & [Nehemiah] Bushnell
P. S. Will you oblige us by an answer at your earliest convenience
B. & B [p. [1]]
Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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. Nov: 23rd. 1841.
Genl. Joseph Smith
Dear Sir
Messrs [James] Halsted, [Richard] Haines & Co.  of New York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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, have placed in our hands for  collection, two promissory notes, signed by yourself  and thirty one other individuals, both of said notes  dated 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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, Sept 1st. 1837, one for $2323.66  and the other for $2395.57 cents.
Not wishing to give you unnecessary trouble in the  premises, we have thought proper to advise you  that the notes were in our hands, and to ask, when  it will suit your convenience to make payment?
If part of the demand could be paid us now,  and the residue secured upon real Estate, we  would take the [r]esponsibility of giving a reasonable  extension of time
We are Sir. very Respectfully  your friends
[Orville] Browning & [Nehemiah] Bushnell
P. S. Will you oblige us by an answer at your  earliest convenience
B. & B [p. [1]]
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Orville Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, Letter, Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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, IL, 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, 23 Nov. 1841; unidentified handwriting; one page; Newel K. Whitney Papers, BYU.

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