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Letter from Reuben McBride, 3 January 1842

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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Jany 3d 1842
President Joseph Smith
Dear Brother after a Journey of 14 days from 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 arived in 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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in good health and found my family enjoying the same blessing but all in confusion in 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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accasioned by what Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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rote in the paper and by the proceedings with br— Babbit Almon Babbitt

9 Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and there was a great deal of jealousy against me thinking I was the means of all of it. I have opposition enough I asure you but I mean to take a stedy course let the consequences be what they may I Saw Br Babbit

9 Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and there was so much difference between us more than I expected that I did not feel authorised to do any thing about it till I had advise from you this is the way his Ac Stands against you J Smith Dr to makeing four Deeds $28 Andrews & Cowdrys Cost $75 Motion of cort to discrarge Judgment $3 Sheriffs fee for selling $16 Judgment which he had asigned over to him By Bald Spencer and Hufty $1868,58
Which amounts to $1990.58
1300Amt. of Cr.
$690—58
J Smith Cr. By Robert Pierces Land $1100,00 by Cash paid by Dr Isaac Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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$200,00 this is the way his acount Stands he Clames Six hundred and ninety Dollars fifty eight cents then he will Deed back your house and Lot to Sister Emma

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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the amount of the Saddle and bridel which he says is $30— he endorsed on a judgment against you in favor of Stanard he says he has got Demands against you of about $1400 Dollars he says he went authorised by Oliver Granger

7 Feb. 1794–23/25 Aug. 1841. Sheriff, church agent. Born at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Pierce Granger and Clarissa Trumble. Married Lydia Dibble, 8 Sept. 1813, at Phelps. Member of Methodist church and licensed exhorter. Sheriff of Ontario Co. ...

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and he was to have Doollar for Dollar for all the Demands he took up. I talked with Benjamin Bissel

1805–13 Oct. 1878. Lawyer, senator, judge. Born at Hartwick, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Benjamin Bissell and Elizabeth Heath. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio, Jan. 1829. Married Sarah Bright, 10 Apr. 1829, at Painesville. Partner with Salmon B. Axtell...

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about his proseedings he says it can be taken from him by fileing a bill in Chancery unless he should sell it to another person and he being an innocent holder not knoweing the circumstances he talked with me of Selling it he said he should be oblieged to before long or his creditors would put on to it— he go up there he thinks in the latter part of winter he says you and he can Settle [p. [1]]
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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Jany 3d 1842
President Joseph Smith
Dear Brother after a Journey of 14 days from  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 arived in 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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in good health and  found my family enjoying the same blessing but all in conf usion <in> 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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accasioned by what Hyrum [Smith]

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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rote in the paper  and by the proceedings with br— Babbit [Almon Babbitt]

9 Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and there was a great  deal of jealousy against me thinking I was the means of all  of it. I have opposition enough I asure you but I mean  to take a stedy course let the consequences be what they may  I Saw Br Babbit

9 Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and there was so much difference between  us more than I expected that I did not feel authorised to do any  thing about it till I had advise from you this is the way  his Ac Stands against you J Smith Dr to makeing  four Deeds $28 Andersons Andrews & Cowdrys Cost  $75 Motion of cort to discrarge Judgment $3  Sheriffs fee for selling $16 Judgment which he had  asigned over to him By Bald Spencer and Hufty $1868,58
Which amounts to $1990.58
1300Amt. of Cr.
$690—58
J Smith Cr. By R[obert] Pierces Land  $1100,00 by Cash paid by Dr [Isaac] Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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 $200,00 this is the way his acount Stands he Clames  Six hundred and ninety Dollars fifty eight cents then  he will Deed back your house and Lot to Sister  Emma

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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the amount of the Saddle and bridel which he  says is $30— he endorsed on a judgment against you  in favor of Stanard he says he has got Demands agai nst you of about $1400 Dollars he says he went authorised  by O[liver] Granger

7 Feb. 1794–23/25 Aug. 1841. Sheriff, church agent. Born at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Pierce Granger and Clarissa Trumble. Married Lydia Dibble, 8 Sept. 1813, at Phelps. Member of Methodist church and licensed exhorter. Sheriff of Ontario Co. ...

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and he was to have Doollar for Dollar for all  the Demands he took up[.] I talked with [Benjamin] Bissel

1805–13 Oct. 1878. Lawyer, senator, judge. Born at Hartwick, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Benjamin Bissell and Elizabeth Heath. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio, Jan. 1829. Married Sarah Bright, 10 Apr. 1829, at Painesville. Partner with Salmon B. Axtell...

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about his  proseedings he says it can be taken from him by fileing  a bill in Chancery unless he should sell it to another person and  he being an innocent holder not knoweing the circumstances  he talked with me of Selling it he said he should be oblieged to  before long or his creditors would put on to it— he go up there  he thinks in the latter part of winter he says you and he can Settle [p. [1]]
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Reuben McBride

16 June 1803–26 Feb. 1891. Farmer. Born at Chester, Washington Co., New York. Son of Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead. Married Mary Ann Anderson, 16 June 1833. Baptized into LDS church, 4 Mar. 1834, at Villanova, Chautauque Co., New York. Participated in Camp...

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, Letter, 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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, 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, 3 Jan. 1842; handwriting of Reuben McBride

16 June 1803–26 Feb. 1891. Farmer. Born at Chester, Washington Co., New York. Son of Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead. Married Mary Ann Anderson, 16 June 1833. Baptized into LDS church, 4 Mar. 1834, at Villanova, Chautauque Co., New York. Participated in Camp...

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

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