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Letter from Richard Hewitt, 24 May 1840

Letter from Richard Hewit
 
Shawnee Prairie Ia
May 26th
18¾
Paid
To
Joseph or Hiram 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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Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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Hancock
County Illinouse
May 26th 1840
Letter from Richard Hewitt
<Letter from  Richard Hewit>

Insertion in handwriting of Willard Richards.  


 
Shawnee Prairie Ia
May 26th
18¾
Paid
To
Joseph or Hiram 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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Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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Hancock
County Illinouse
<May 26th 1840>
<Letter from Richard Hewitt>

Insertion in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  


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Richard Hewitt, Letter, Shawnee Prairie, IN, to JS and the Church, 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, 24 May 1840; probably handwriting of Richard Hewitt; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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