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Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 4 December 1841

advise, for I get no letters from America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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either from you or any one else, except one of late from Elder George A, Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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. do not fail to write this once as I have never Recd. a letter from you since I have been in this Land.
And now I would ask advise on several points.
first, I would wish to come home in the spring and stay till, 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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is done, if it is wisdom.
Secondly, have you any advise to give us to any ferther provision for the care and government of the Churches in this Land in my Absence, and in the abscence of the Residue of the quorum?
thirdly, any Advise or instructions in Regard to gathering of the Saints from this Land?
fourthly, any instructions as to the spread of the message to other Nations?
fifthly, When Will The “purchased possesion” be Redeemed and the temple

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, directed temple to be built short distance west of courthouse on hill just outside of Independence, Missouri. JS directed dedication of temple site by Sidney Rigdon, 3 Aug. 1831. On same date, church claimed site for eventual...

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and city commence in Jackson Co

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, Mo.
sixthly. When Will the ungodly, lying, Gentiles begin to loose their Power and cease to Rule; and We who have now spent half of our lives for them be privaledged to turn from the Gentiles and go in full power to the Remnants of joseph and Israel?
Now Dear Br, If you will answer this Letter the same night you get it and answer these six questions, and impart such other Advise or instruction as God may give you it will be a great Blessing to me.—
as to news, the Lord is Still working in power and signs in this land. Many of the sick are healed, many have visions, some in Dreams, and some in Open day. the ministering of Angels is frequently enjoyed, and in short all the gifts of God are frequently manifested, as far as they have been generally attained to, in this age. [p. [2]]
advise, for I get no letters from America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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either from you  or any one else, except one of late from Elder G[eorge] A, Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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.  do not fail to write this once as I have never Recd. a letter  from you since I have been in this Land.
And now I would ask advise on several points.
first, I would wish to come home in the spring and stay till,  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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is done, if it is wisdom.
Secondly, have you any advise to give us to any ferther  provision for the care and government of the Churches in  this Land in my Absence, and in the abscence of the  Residue of the quorum?
thirdly, any Advise or instructions in Regard to gathering  of the Saints from this Land?
fourthly, any instructions as to the spread of the message  to other Nations?
fifthly, When Will The “purchased possesion” be Redeemed  and the temple

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, directed temple to be built short distance west of courthouse on hill just outside of Independence, Missouri. JS directed dedication of temple site by Sidney Rigdon, 3 Aug. 1831. On same date, church claimed site for eventual...

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and city commence in Jackson Co

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, Mo.
sixthly. When Will the ungodly, lying, Gentiles begin  to loose their Power and cease to Rule; and We  who have now spent half of our lives for them  be privaledged to turn from the Gentiles and go  in full power to the Remnants of joseph and  Israel?
Now Dear Br, If you will answer this  Letter the same night you get it and answer  these six questions, and impart such other  Advise or instruction as God may give you  it will be a great Blessing to me.—
as to news, the Lord is Still working in power  and signs in this land. Many of the sick are healed, many have  visions, some in Dreams, and some in Open day. the minis tering of Angels is frequently enjoyed, and in short all  the gifts of God are frequently manifested, as far as  they have been generally attended to attained to, in  this age. [p. [2]]
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Partley 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, Manchester, 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, 4 Dec. 1841; 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.

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