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Letter from Robert D. Foster, 24 December 1839

out and leave them without excuse— I preach at Mr. Bakers on Christmas day, or rather in the evening— and then I expect God will bless me, and not let me be confounded— I know nothing about preaching, only, as the Lord shows me while I am speaking— They all say that I preached the best last night they ever heard— I will go on; pray that I may be humble and faithful— I hope by the time you return, I shall have work for you in the Potomac— I conclude by sending my whole soul to you wrapped up in the love and power of God through the merits of Jesus— The message come to day & I sent one to 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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& also one to Benjamin S. Wilber; but our case is not mentioned at all, Bro, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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is upon the whole better— he is as well where he is as any where, at present— We have no letters, in consequence of the Rail Road being blocked up— I hope you are all happy in the Lord & Savior— I thank you for all your friendly advise & kind admonitions; may they continue for I have found they are doing me good; but dont whip poor Judge too hard, for he is a faithful soul— In all your letters to 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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send our love, and we will do the same in our correspondence— I am agoing hunting to morrow after another Priest— please send us a full letter as soon as you please— We shall be happy to receive any good inteligence, and you will send no other— here ends the letter, and aint it a long one— Yes says you and a rough one too— but it is better than none for you know I was not dead when this was written— I dont know any thing about you only that I love you all, dead or alive am this night your
Brother in Christ
Robert D. Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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out and leave them without excuse— I preach  at Mr. Bakers on Christmas day, or rather in the  evening— and then I expect God will bless me,  and not let me be confounded— I know noth ing about preaching, only, as the Lord shows me  while I am speaking— They all say that I pre ached the best last night they ever heard—  I will go on; pray that I may be humble and  faithful— I hope by the time you returns, I shall  have work for you in the Potomac— I conclude  by sending my whole soul <to you> wrapped up in the  love and power of God through the merits of  Jesus— The message come to day & I sent one  to 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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& also one to B[enjamin] S. Wilber; but our  case is not mentioned at all, Bro, [Sidney] Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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is upon  the whole better— he is as well where he is as any  where, at present— We have no letters, in consequence  of the Rail Road being blocked up— I hope you  are all happy in the Lord & Savior— I thank you  for all your friendly advise & kind admonitions;  may they continue for I have found they are doing  me good; but dont whip poor Judge too hard,  for he is a faithful soul— In all your letters to  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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send our love, and we will do the same  in our correspondence— I am agoing hunting to mor row after another Priest— please send us a full  letter as soon as you please— We shall be happy  to receive any good inteligence, and you will  send no othe[r]— here ends the letter, and aint it a  long one— Yes says you and a rough one too—  but it is better than none for you know I was  not dead when this was written— I dont know any  thing about you only that I love you all, dead  or alive am this night your
Brother in Christ
R[obert] D. Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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Robert D. Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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, Letter, Washington DC

Created as district for seat of U.S. federal government by act of Congress, 1790, and named Washington DC, 1791. Named in honor of George Washington. Headquarters of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of U.S. government relocated to Washington ...

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, to JS, Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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, PA, 24 Dec. 1839; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 119–122; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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