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Letter of Introduction, 12 January 1842

Fairfield Iowa

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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Jany. 12th. 1842
To Joseph Smith,
Dr. Sir,
Permit me to introduce to your favourable notise William K. Wear a younger Brother of mine, who has lately come from Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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& has concluded to settle in your county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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to follow the practise of the Law. any asistance you can do him will be thankfully recieved by him & me your most Obedient
Respectfully &.c.
J. C. Wear [p. [1]]
Fairfield Ioway

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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Jany. 12th. 1842
To Joseph Smith,
Dr. Sir,
Permit me to introduce to  your favorable favourable notise William K. Wear a  younger Brother of mine, who has lately come from  Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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& has concluded to settle in your county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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to  follow the practise of the Law. any asista nce you can do will him will be thankfully recieved  by him & me your most Obedient
Respectfully &.c.
J. C. Wear [p. [1]]
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J. C. Wear, Letter, Fairfield, Iowa Territory, 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, 12 Jan. 1842; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes endorsements.

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