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Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 13 March 1842

In regard to Emigrating to the western States, and Shall it so, fully, , by Next fall if God will, as our plan is so far Superior to all others in this Buisiness. We shall no doubt send some 5000 or 6000 passengers next fall and Winter to New Orleans

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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. and if you will you may hire Boats and take them all up the 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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your selves. and be sure that arrangments are made for them not to touch at St, Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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. An emigration officer and Agent Who is a faithful and trustworthy man is Greatly needed at New Orleans

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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Now Dear Brethren, if you can Manage to supply this plan and take the goods and gold, and send Br F.

16 July 1792–5 Aug. 1875. Clerk, matchmaker, surveyor. Born in Lancashire, England. Son of Matthew Fielding and Mary Cooper. Christened Anglican. Immigrated to U.S., 1811; returned to Lancashire, by 1829. Married Mary Haydock, 28 June 1829, in Eccleston, ...

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back by the first Sept I am shure it Will be a great advantage to you; but if not, please be so kind as to assist and advice him Where, and who to Deal with. On our Emigrants, Will consume several hundred Barels of flour on Ship Board, next fall and Winter. for inst We Buy some fifty Barrels of Bread thus far this Ship and It is the sixth ship we have sent this season.
Dear Brethren, we are all well and prospering exceedingly; the power of god is With us in all this Country. thousands are awaking to the truth, We are continually doing for the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, and I expect if the Lord will to Come to Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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next Spring with all the means We can muster, to be laid out in Lands and Building. Elder [Orson] Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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is in Germany, and Was Well on the 18th January. [p. [2]]
In regard to Emigrating to the western  States, and Shall <[illegible] it so, [illegible] fully,> quite, by Next fall  if God will, as our plan is so far superior  Superior to all others in this Buisiness.  We shall no doubt send some 5000 or  6000 passengers next fall and Winter to  New Orleans

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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. and if you will you  may hire Boats and take them all  up the 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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your selves. and be sure  that arrangments are made for them  not to touch at St, Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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. An emigration  officer and Agent Who is a faithful and  trustworthy man is Greatly needed  at New Orleans

Settled by French, 1717. Acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803. City, port of entry, and parish seat of justice. Population in 1840 about 100,000. Important trade center on Mississippi River. Branch of LDS church established in city, winter 1840–1841...

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Now Dear Brethren, if you can  Manage to supply this plan and take the  goods and gold, and send Br F.

16 July 1792–5 Aug. 1875. Clerk, matchmaker, surveyor. Born in Lancashire, England. Son of Matthew Fielding and Mary Cooper. Christened Anglican. Immigrated to U.S., 1811; returned to Lancashire, by 1829. Married Mary Haydock, 28 June 1829, in Eccleston, ...

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back by  the first Sept I am shure it Will  be a great advantage to you; but if  not, please be so kind as to assist and  advice him Where, and who to Deal  with. On our ships for emigra  Emigrants, Will consume several hundred  Barels of flour on Ship B[o]ard, next fall  and Winter. for inst We Buy some  fifty Barrels of Bread thus far this Ship  and It is the sixth ship we have sent  this season.
Dear Breth[re]n, we are all well  and prospering exceedingly; the power of god  is With us in all this Country. thousands  are awaking to the truth, We are con tinually doing for the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, and I ex pect if the Lord will to Come to Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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 next Spring with all the means We can  muster, to be laid out in Lands and Buil ding. Elder [Orson] Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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is in Germany, and  Was Well on the 18th January. [p. [2]]
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Parley P. Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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, Letter, Liverpool

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, England, 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, 13 Mar. 1842; handwriting of Parley P. Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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; four pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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