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Letter to Edward Hunter, 21 December 1841

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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Dec 21st. 1821 1841
Mr Edward Hunter

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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,
Beloved Brother,
Yours of the 27th of October came to hand at a late date, but I am now able to say to you that the power of Attorney is executed & sent up to the Clerks office for the Seat of State. & will be forwarded direct from there, it is now on the way most probably.
Your letter did not arrive till after Mr Ephraim Potter returnd with the goods. which I receved in Safety. & Bro Potter has started on a mission to the Inhabitants of Jamaica. one of the west India Isles.—
I will accept the goods as you propose on your debt, so far as it goes, and answer the remainder on the payments which you mention as they become due.
I have purchased 90 acres of Timber land in the vicinity of 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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. A little up the River. & have made proposals to Hugh Mc Fall

Ca. 1798–after 1860. Carpenter. Born in Pennsylvania. Married Elizabeth. Moved to Ohio, by 1834. Moved to Illinois, by 1839. Lived at Hancock Co., Illinois, 1840. Appointed adjutant general in Nauvoo Legion, 9 Mar. 1841. Member of Nauvoo City Council, 1841...

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. but as yet, am waiting for him to recive answers from his correspondent in the East. I shall be able to purchase all the woodland you will want, in a little time.
As it respects Steam engines & mills my opinion is we cannot have too many of them. This place has sufferd exceedingly for such mills in our midst & neither one nor two can do the business of this place [p. [1]]
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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Dec 21st. 1821 [1841]
Mr E[dward] Hunter

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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Beloved Brother,
Yours of the 27th of October came to hand  at a late date, but I am now able to say to you that the  power of Attorney is executed & sent up to the Clerks office  for the Seat of State. & will be forwarded direct from there,  it is now on the way most probably.
Your letter did not arrive till after Mr  [Ephraim] Potter returnd with the goods. which I receved in  Safety. & Bro Potter has started on a mission to the  Inhabitants of Jamaica. one of the west India  Isles.—
I will accept the goods as you propose on  your debt, so far as it goes, and answer the remainder  on the payments which you mention as they become  due.
I have purchased 90 acres of Timber land in  the vicinity of 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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. A little up the River. &  have made proposals to [Hugh] Mc Fall

Ca. 1798–after 1860. Carpenter. Born in Pennsylvania. Married Elizabeth. Moved to Ohio, by 1834. Moved to Illinois, by 1839. Lived at Hancock Co., Illinois, 1840. Appointed adjutant general in Nauvoo Legion, 9 Mar. 1841. Member of Nauvoo City Council, 1841...

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. but as yet, am  waiting for him to recive answers from his  correspondent in the East. I shall be able to purchase  all the woodland you will want, in a little time.
As it respects Steam engines & mills my  opinion is we cannot have too many of them. This  place has sufferd exceedingly for such mills in our midst  & neither one nor two can do the business of this place [p. [1]]
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JS, Letter, 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, to Edward Hunter

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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, West Nantmeal, PA, 21 Dec. 1841; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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