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Letter of Attorney to Reuben McBride, 28 October 1841

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”, to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all such sum or sums of money of money, debts goods, wares, & other demands, which are, or shall be due, owing, payable or belonging to me, as trustee in trust as aforesaid, by any manner or means whatsoever; also to dispose of in my name, to grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm all or any part of my real estate as Trustee in trust, as aforesaid, in and about 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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, Lake county and State of Ohio, and throughout any of the northern and eastern States, and to receive all such sum or sums of money accruing therefrom, for me and for my use as Sole Trustee in trust of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints; and to take up the power of Attorney which I gave to 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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, and all the papers and obligations of every description specified therein, or in his possession by virtue thereof, and to settle the same in my name, for me and for my use as above described. And I, as trustee in trust as aforesaid, hereby give and grant unto the said Reuben McBride

16 June 1803–26 Feb. 1891. Farmer. Born at Chester, Washington Co., New York. Son of Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead. Married Mary Ann Anderson, 16 June 1833. Baptized into LDS church, 4 Mar. 1834, at Villanova, Chautauque Co., New York. Participated in Camp...

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, my attorney, full power and authority in and about the premises, to have, use and take all lawful ways and means in my name for the purposes aforesaid, and upon the receipt of any such debts, dues or sums of money (as the case may be) acquittances, or other sufficient discharges, for me and in my name as aforesaid Trustee, to make and give, and generally to do all other acts and things in the law whatsoever needful and necessary to be done, in the before mentioned places, for me and in my name as aforesaid Trustee, to do, execute and perform as fully, and to all intents and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present. Hereby ratifying all & whatsoever my sd. Attorney shall in the place above specified, by virtue hereof.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal this 28th. day of Oct. 1841.—
(Signed) Joseph Smith LS.
Witness— Jno Taylor

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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Jno S. Fullmer

21 July 1807–8 Oct. 1883. Farmer, newsman, postmaster, teacher, merchant. Born at Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfass. Moved to Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, spring 1832. Married Mary Ann Price, 24 May 1837...

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”, to ask,  demand, sue for, recover and receive all such sum  or sums of money of money, debts goods, wares, &  other demands, which are, or shall be due, owing,  payable or belonging to me, as trustee in trust as afore said, by any manner or means whatsoever; also  to dispose of in my name, to grant, bargain, sell,  release and confirm all or any part of my real  estate as Trustee in trust, as aforesaid, in and  about 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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, Lake county and State of  Ohio, and throughout any of the northern and  eastern States, and to receive all such sum or sums  of money accruing therefrom, for me and for my use  as Sole Trustee in trust of Jesus Christ of Latter day  Saints; and to take up the power of Attorney which  I gave to 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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, and all the papers and  obligations of every description specified therein,  or in his possession by virtue thereof, and to settle  the same in my name, for me and for my use as  above described. And I, as trustee in trust as  aforesaid, hereby give and grant unto the said  Reuben McBride

16 June 1803–26 Feb. 1891. Farmer. Born at Chester, Washington Co., New York. Son of Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead. Married Mary Ann Anderson, 16 June 1833. Baptized into LDS church, 4 Mar. 1834, at Villanova, Chautauque Co., New York. Participated in Camp...

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, my attorney, full power and  authority in and about the premises, to have, use  and take all lawful ways and means in my name  for the purposes aforesaid, and upon the receipt of  any such debts, dues or sums of money (as the  case may be) acquittances, or other sufficient dis charges, for me and in my name as aforesaid  Trustee, to make and give, and generally to do  all other acts and things in the law what soever needful and necessary to be done, in the  before mentioned places, for me and in my name  as aforesaid Trustee, to do, execute and perform as  fully, and to all intents and purposes, as I might  or could do if personally present. Hereby  ratifying all & whatsoever my sd. Attorney shall in the  place above specified, by virtue hereof.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal  this 28th. day of Oct. 1841.—
(Signed) Joseph Smith LS.
Witness— Jno Taylor

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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Jno S. Fullmer

21 July 1807–8 Oct. 1883. Farmer, newsman, postmaster, teacher, merchant. Born at Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfass. Moved to Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, spring 1832. Married Mary Ann Price, 24 May 1837...

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JS, Letter of Attorney, 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, 28 Oct. 1841; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 214–215; handwriting of John S. Fullmer; JS Collection, CHL.

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