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Letter from William Smith, 5 August 1841

write & tell me how you are a getting along & about all the friends. The caus in— these Easter lands is flourishing & we want more labours fifty doors opned for Preaching where theire is But one labour I wish you would send us help— help. help if you here or See anything of Joshuay Joshua Grant & Jedediah M. Grant

21 Feb. 1816–1 Dec. 1856. Farmer. Born in Union, Broome Co., New York. Son of Joshua Grant and Athalia Howard. Lived in Springwater, Ontario Co., New York, 1820. Lived in Naples, Ontario Co., 1830. Baptized into LDS church by John F. Boynton, 21 Mar. 1833...

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tell them to come East amediatly, the Davle is Raging & the Preasts are a howling & Babalon is a falling with her merchandise to Be She cant decieve the People with her fals doctrin where Mormonism takes a hold, I wish you to Reserve that lot for me that was talked of last spring & also one neare the 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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the one on the flat across the road from Billries the Tailor I want to sell in order to by me a small farm near Plymouth

Village located about thirty-five miles southeast of Nauvoo. Settled 1831. Surveyed 1836. Post office established, 1837. Population in 1846 about 60. JS’s brother William Smith moved to farm in area, 1839. JS visited William, June 1839. JS’s sister Katharine...

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that will neat my family a living while I am traveling to Preach in the wourld, If you will let me have a lot on the hill near the 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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& also the one before mentioned & let me sell one of them I can buy me a small farm in time of need if you cant Reserve two Reserve one the one I spoke to you about if you will let me have two lots you can sell that house & lot of mine 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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to Pay depts if it will do you eny good, some land in Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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nere my Place will do me more good than Property 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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, I want you should write me amediatly [p. [2]]
write & tell me how you are a getting  along & about all the friends. The caus  in— these Easter lands is flourishing & we  want more labours fifty doors opned for  Preaching where theire is But one labour  I wish you would send us help— help. help  if you here or See anything of Joshuay [Joshua Grant] &  J[edediah] M. Grant

21 Feb. 1816–1 Dec. 1856. Farmer. Born in Union, Broome Co., New York. Son of Joshua Grant and Athalia Howard. Lived in Springwater, Ontario Co., New York, 1820. Lived in Naples, Ontario Co., 1830. Baptized into LDS church by John F. Boynton, 21 Mar. 1833...

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tell them to come East  amediatly, the Davle is Raging & the  Preasts are a howling & Babalon is a  falling with her merchadise merchandise to  Be◊◊◊ She cant decieve the People with  her fals doctrin where Mormonism takes a  hold, I wish you to Reserve that lot for  me that was talked of last spring & also  one neare the 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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the one on the flat  across the road from Billries the Tailor I  want to sell in order to by me a small  farm near Plymouth

Village located about thirty-five miles southeast of Nauvoo. Settled 1831. Surveyed 1836. Post office established, 1837. Population in 1846 about 60. JS’s brother William Smith moved to farm in area, 1839. JS visited William, June 1839. JS’s sister Katharine...

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that <will> neat my family  a living while I am traveling to Preach in the  wourld, If you will let me have a lot  on the hill near the 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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& also the one  before mentioned & let me sell one of  them I can buy me a small farm in time  of need if you cant Reserve two Reserve one  the one I spoke to you about if you will  let me have two lots you can sell that  house & lot of mine 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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to  Pay depts if it will do you eny good, some  land in Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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nere my Place will do me  more good than Property 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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, I want  you should write me amediatly [p. [2]]
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William Smith

13 Mar. 1811–13 Nov. 1893. Farmer, newspaper editor. Born at Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811; to Norwich, Windsor Co., 1813; and to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816...

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, Letter, Chester County, PA, 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, 5 Aug. 1841; handwriting of William Smith

13 Mar. 1811–13 Nov. 1893. Farmer, newspaper editor. Born at Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811; to Norwich, Windsor Co., 1813; and to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816...

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; four pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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