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Letter from Reuben McBride, 3 January 1842

Lands here or in the east so it will be nessessary for to do something imediately I talked with 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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he thought they could not sell the farm but they are calculating to prove there was a fraud in it 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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advised me to let them sell it and then Defend it you must write imediately and let me know what to do, as soon as cort sits they then will get a right to sell it it was prised at $16 an acre cort will set in March or april, y the farm of Jonathan Herington you wanted I should find out about there was arangmints made between Elder 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 Hotchcock of Painesville

Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...

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for to turn out this farm with two others viz Alonzo Reeds farm at $2100,00 and Abel Owens at $700,00 Heringtons at $1000,00 to Hitchcock and Son in 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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Hitchcock rote to N Y

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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to know if they wood except of them in the way they had agreed at the same time advising them to do so no doubt but what they would have done so but one of the men had gone to Europe and the other had gone or sick and before he could get an answer Perkins sent some notes to York State

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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that Br 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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had signed and atached those three farms as his property I understand he Deeded them to his son Gilbert [Granger]

14 Oct. 1814–25 Aug. 1850. Born in Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Oliver Granger and Lydia Dibble. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Married first Alice Marble, 20 June 1838, in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. Married second Susan Bristol Williams, 24...

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but Perkins says the atachment was put on before the Deeds was put on record but how that is I do not know father 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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s Dying all proseedings stoped and there can be no more done till an administrator apointed that is the situation of those farms as I have learned Abel Owen lives here his farm was his all he is a man that is not able to work he cannot get to the west his family is in a suffering condition they have to be helped he has some notion to a bill in chancery and try to get his Land back but h and it will cost conciderable if he should get it if you have any advise to give or a word of consolation it might perhaps do him some good
Write and give me all the information you can tell me to Do and what to do it with and I will do the best [I] can you must uphold me for I have a great opposition if you have any thing spiritual that would be fror my good it will be thankfully received I hope the Lord may bless you and deliver you from all your Enemies I do not think of any thing more at present I will Write as often as I find anny thing worth writing about
Yours in the bonds of the Everlasting Covenant
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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Br. 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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I went and saw Br More he had bought him a house and four acres of Land he said all the money he had was 70 Lbs and out of that he had paid his fare to Chicago

Settled by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, 1779. U.S. Fort Dearborn established, 1804. Town organized, 10 Aug. 1832. Incorporated as city, May 1837. Population in 1837 about 4,200; in 1840 about 4,500; and in 1844 about 11,000. Twenty-six members of LDS church...

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but when he got to 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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he was persuaded to come here he says he has written you a long letter by Bishop [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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and wants you to sell his property and take your pay and pay Br Newel Knight

13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New...

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and if it lacks any thing he will pay the balance he says he gave you $170, for the carriage and sold it again $17,00 he thinks you took the advantage of his ignorance Br babit

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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is his counciler I thought I would do nothing about it till I heard from you if you can git your pay there you had better since I came here he has sold his house and Land [p. [3]]
Lands here or in the east so it will be nessessary for to do  something if imediately I talked with 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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he thought they could  not sell the farm but they are calculating to prove there was a fraud  in it 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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advised me to let them sell it and then Defend it  you must write imediately and let me know what to do, as  soon as cort sits they then will get a right to sell it it was prised  at $16 an acre cort will set in March or april, y the farm of  Jonathan Herington you wanted I should find out about there  was arangmints made between Elder 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 Hotchcock of  Painesville

Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...

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for to turn out this farm with two others viz Alonzo  Reeds farm at $2100,00 and Abel Owens at $700,00 Heringtons at  $1000,00 to Hitchcock and Son in 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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Hitchcock rote  to N Y

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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to know if they wood except of them in the way they had agreed  at the same time advising them to do so no doubt but what they  would have done so he but one of the men had gone to Europe and  the other had gone or sick and before he could get an answer  Perkins sent some notes to York State

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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that Br 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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had  signed and atached those three farms as his property I understand  he Deeded them to his son Gilbert [Granger]

14 Oct. 1814–25 Aug. 1850. Born in Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Oliver Granger and Lydia Dibble. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Married first Alice Marble, 20 June 1838, in Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. Married second Susan Bristol Williams, 24...

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but Perkins says the  atachment was put on before the Deeds was put on record but how  that is I do not know father 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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s Dying all proseedings stoped  and there can be no more done till an administrator apointed  that is the situation of those farms as I have learned Abel Owen  lives here his farm was his all he is a man that is not able  to work he cannot get to the west his family is in a suffering  condition they have to be helped he has some no[tion] to [illegible]  a bill in chancery and try to get his Land back but h[illegible]  and it will cost conciderable if he should get it [illegible]  if you have any advise to give or a word of consola[tion] [illegible]  it might perhaps do him some good
Write and give <me> all the information you can tell me[illegible]  to Do and what to do it with and I will do the best [I]  can you must uphold me for I have a great opposition  if you have any thing sp[i]ritual that would be fror my  good it will be thankfully received I hope the Lord  may bless you and deliver you from all your Enemies  I do not think of any thing more at present I will  Write as often as I find anny thing worth writing about
Yours in the bonds of the Everlasting Covenant
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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Br. 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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I went and saw Br More he  had bought him a house and four acres of Land he said all the  money he had was 70 Lbs and out of that he had paid his fare to Chicago

Settled by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, 1779. U.S. Fort Dearborn established, 1804. Town organized, 10 Aug. 1832. Incorporated as city, May 1837. Population in 1837 about 4,200; in 1840 about 4,500; and in 1844 about 11,000. Twenty-six members of LDS church...

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 but when he got to 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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he was persuaded to come here  he says he has written you a long letter by Bishop [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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and  wants you to sell his property and take your pay and pay Br  Newel Knight

13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New...

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and if it lacks any thing he will pay the balance  he says he gave you $170, for the carriage and sold it again $17,00  he thinks you took the advantage of his ignorance  Br babit

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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is his counciler I thought I would do nothing about it  till I heard from you if you can git your pay there you had better  since I came here he has sold his house and Land [p. [3]]
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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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