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Letter from Smith Tuttle, circa 15 September 1841

when here that it was our intention to present you with a bell for your Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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when you got through with our payments & which we then thought would be at an early day & still think it would be mutually benefical if you can accomplish it— You may rest assured that we should feel a pleasure in doing it aside from pecuniary considerations— I trust from what I have stated and I refer you to your Brother

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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& Dr Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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who I trust is with you before this for the correctness of my statements so far as they have knowledge, that you will admit that without any explanation from you & your friends, we had some cause to feel dissatisfied, & that we do not wish to crush you in your infancy As before stated I believe events have transpired over which you had no control but which were as you see unknown to us, which has led at least in part to the misunderstanding so far, and I hope in future nothing of the kind will occur—
I deeply sympathize with you in the loss your family & Church have sustained & I sincerely hope you may not soon again be thus afflicted— I notice with regret in the times & seasons that you have had some difficulty in obtaining your types for your new Paper but hope it is removed befor this— I also fear the loss of Messrs Don Carlos Smith

25 Mar. 1816–7 Aug. 1841. Farmer, printer, editor. Born at Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817. Moved to Manchester, Ontario Co., 1825. Baptized into LDS church by David...

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& Robert B. Thompson

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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will prevent the publication at an early day— I wish a copy of it & will remit the pay on receiving the first number— I wish you to write me on rect of this in relation to the prospects of arranging our claim
Smith Tuttle
See red Ink, first Page
 
Rev. Joseph Smith
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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Hancock Cy.
Illinois
 
[Stampled postmark] FAIR HAVEN CT.
SEP 15
25
[Stamped] PAID
 
Look for Davis’ recpt to procure the Mortgage left in Madison
 
Smith Tuttle’s Letter. Sept. 1841
New Haven
Con. [p. [4]]
when here that it was our intention to present you with a bell for your Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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 when you got through with our payments & which we then thought would be at an  early day & still think it would be mutually benefical if you can accom plish it— You may rest assured that we should [illegible] feel a pleasure in do ing it aside from pecuniary considerations— I trust from what I have stated  and I refer you to your Brother

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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& Dr Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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who I trust is with you before this for the  correctness of my statements so far as they have knowledge, that you will admit  that without any explanation from you & your friends, we had some cause  to feel dissatisfied, & that we do not wish to crush you in your infancy  As before stated I believe events have transpired over which you had no control  but which were as you see unknown to us, which has led at least in part to the  misunderstanding so far, and I hope in future nothing of the kind will occur—
I deeply sympathize with you in the loss your family & Church have sustained &  I sincerely hope you may not soon again be thus afflicted— I notice with regret  in the times & seasons that you have had some difficulty in obtaining your types  for your new Paper but hope it is removed befor this— I also fear the loss of  Messrs [Don Carlos] Smith

25 Mar. 1816–7 Aug. 1841. Farmer, printer, editor. Born at Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817. Moved to Manchester, Ontario Co., 1825. Baptized into LDS church by David...

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& [Robert B.] Thompson

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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will prevent the publication at an early day— I wish a copy  of it & will remit the pay on receiving the first number— I wish you to write  me on rect of this in relation to the prospects of arranging our claim
Smith Tuttle
See red Ink, first Page
 
Rev. Joseph Smith
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...

More Info
Hancock Cy.
Illinois
 
[Stampled postmark] FAIR HAVEN  CT.
SEP  15
25
[Stamped] PAID
 
Look for Davis’  recpt to procure  the Mortgage left in Madison
 
Smith Tuttle’s  Letter. Sept. 1841
New Haven
Con. [p. [4]]
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Smith Tuttle, Letter, New Haven, CT, 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, ca. 15 Sept. 1841; presumably handwriting of Smith Tuttle; five pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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