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Letter from Sidney Rigdon, 3 April 1840

with, we are therefore left to bear the loss without redress at present
Judge Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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is on the way home, and has been for ten days, he obtained money from Judge Young, to what amount I cannot say, but he will be able to tell you when he gets home— The Judge continues his friendship, and is ready, to accommodate with money, whenever called for— Shurely he is a friend indeed, and ought never to be forgotten. I am up to this time without means to get home; but I have no uneasiness about it. I shall doubtless get means as soon as my health will admit of my going.
My health is slowly improving, and I, think if I have no relaps, I will be able to leave for home some time in the month of May. I have not had a chill for about four weeks, my appetite is quite good, and my food sits well on my stomach, and digests well, but there are the remains, by spells, of that foulness of stomach, which has troubled me so much; and those morbid sensations, which were the cause the cause of it, my feet and legs swell every afternoon, considerably. There is a great excitement got up here by Almon Babbitt

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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about going to 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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, a number from Phild

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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are going immediately. Now it is my opinion that this is an unwise movement: large purchases have been made there for the Saints, and if they should fail to purchase, it will leave us in difficulty. Grate complaints are made and making against br. 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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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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, about his getting drunk. It is said that he and Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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took a real drunken scrape together, and that he went into the Pulpit and preached, when he was so drunk, that he could scarcely stand: these reports come from defferent persons, and I suspect they are true; and they ought not to go unreproved.
I wish you would say to my family, that on yesterday I had a letter from George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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, dated [p. 126]
with, we are therefore left to bear the loss without  redress at present
Judge Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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is on the way home, and  has been for ten days, he obtained money from  Judge Young, to what amount I cannot say, but  he will be able to tell you when he gets home—  The Judge continues his friendship, and is ready,  to accommodate with money, whenever called  for— Shurely he is a friend indeed, and ought  never to be forgotten. I am up to this time with out means to get home; but I have no uneasin ess abo[u]t it. I shall doubtless get means as soon  as my health will admit of my going.
My health is slowly improving, and I,  think if I have no relaps, I will be able to leave  for home some time in the month of May. I  have not had a chill for about four weeks, my  appetite is quite good, and my food sits well on  my stomach, and digests well, but there are  the remains, by spells, of that foulness of stoma ch, which has troubled me so much; and those  morbid sensations, which were the cause the cause  of it, my feet and legs swell every afternoon, con siderably. There is a great excitement got up  here by A[lmon] Babbitt

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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about going to 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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, a  number from Phild

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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are going immediately. Now  it is my opinion that this is an unwise movement:  large purchases have been made there for the Saints,  and if they should fail to purchase, it will leave  us in difficulty. Grate complaints are made and  making against br. [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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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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, about  his getting drunk. It is said that he and Oliver  Cowd[e]ry

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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took a real drunken scrape together, and  that he went into the Pulpit and preached, when  he was so drunk, that he could scarcely stand: these  reports come from defferent persons, and I suspect they  are true; and they ought not to go unreproved.
I wish you would say to my family, that on  yesterday I had a letter from George [W.] Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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, dated [p. 126]
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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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, Letter, NJ, 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 Apr. 1840; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 125–127; 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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