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Letter from Samuel Bent and George W. Harris, 23 September 1840

and persevering & successful in the business whereunto he was sent. He has gained the confidence of the gent. with whom he has been transacting business in the city, & has done honor to the cause of Christ and his church of Latter Day Saints. We can further say to you, brethren, We think the course he has taken and our united exertions with him has established the credit of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in this place, (I mean as to business transactions,) to that extent that we can obtain any amt of Paper. Type and other materials requisite to carry on the printing business to a large extent and upon terms that will warrant us success.
We therefore shall go on with renewed courage and zeal trusting in the Lord to prepare the way before us, and we feel to ask your prayers that God peradventure may expand the minds of the saints abroad, that they may be able to comprehend the magnitude of the work which we so much desire to accomplish, which, in all probability, will induce them to donate with alacrity.
Bro John E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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is preaching with the manifestations of the spirit, and power in this place and with considerable success. We think when brother Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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leaves the city of Cincinatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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the inhabitants thereof will be left without excuse for not receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ & his garments clear from their blood in the day of Judgement. Accept our love and best wishes.
Yours in the bonds of the New & Everlasting Cov.

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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Samuel Bent,
Geo. W. Harris

1 Apr. 1780–1857. Jeweler. Born at Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Harris and Diana (Margaret) Burton. Married first Elizabeth, ca. 1800. Married second Margaret, who died in 1828. Moved to Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, by 1830. Married...

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and persevering & successful in the business whereunto  he was sent. He has gained the confidence of the gent.  with whom he has been transacting business in the city, &  has has done honor to the cause of Christ and his church  of Latter Day Saints. We can further say to you, brethren,  We think the course he has taken and our united exer tions with him has established the credit of the church  of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in this place, (I  mean as to business transactions,) to that extent that we  can obtain any amt of Paper. Type and other materials  requisite to carry on the printing business to a large  extent and upon terms that will warrant us success.
We therefore shall go on with renewed courage and  zeal trusting in the Lord to prepare the way before us,  and we feel to ask your prayers that God peradventure  may expand the minds of the saints abroad, that they  may be able to comprehend the magnitude of the work  which we so much desire to accomplish, which, in all  probability, will induce them to donate with alacrity.
Bro J[ohn] E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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is preaching with the manifestations  of the spirit, and power in this place and with consid erable success. We think [when] brother Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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leaves the city  of Cincinatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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the inhabitants thereof will be left without  excuse for not receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ &  his garments clear from their blood in the day of Judg ement. Accept our love and best wishes.
Yours in the bonds of the New & Everlasting Cov.

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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Samuel Bent,
Geo. W. Harris

1 Apr. 1780–1857. Jeweler. Born at Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Harris and Diana (Margaret) Burton. Married first Elizabeth, ca. 1800. Married second Margaret, who died in 1828. Moved to Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, by 1830. Married...

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Samuel Bent and George W. Harris

1 Apr. 1780–1857. Jeweler. Born at Lanesboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Harris and Diana (Margaret) Burton. Married first Elizabeth, ca. 1800. Married second Margaret, who died in 1828. Moved to Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, by 1830. Married...

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, Letter, Cincinnati

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, OH, to JS. 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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, and 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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, 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, 23 Sept. 1840; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 179–180; 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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