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Letter to Edward Hunter, 21 December 1841

another Season. We have no good grain or board mill in this place. & most of our flour & lumber has to be brought 20 miles. which Subjects us to great inconvenience.
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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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is rapidly advancing. many new buildings have been erected since you left us, & many more would have arisen if Brick & lumber could have been obtained. There is scarce any limits which can be imagined to the mills & machinery & manafatering of all kinds, which might be put into proffitable operatin in this city

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, and even if others should raise a mill before you get here, it need be no discouragement either to you or to Bro. [Henry] Buckwalter. for it will be difficult for the mills to keep pace with the growth of the place. & you will do well to bring the Engine, If you can persuade any of the brethren who are manafaters of woolens or cottons to come on and establish their business, do so.
I have not ascertaind definitely as yet., how far the goods will go toward liquidating Dr [Robert D.] Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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s Note or Finishing your house. but this I can say I will make the most of it. & benefit you every possible way.
Your message is delivrd to Mrs [Emma] Smith

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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& she will be glad to have returns on her letter of attorney as speedily as circumstances will permit according to the understanding thereof.— [p. [2]]
another Season. We have no good grain or board  mill in this place. & most of our flour & lumber  has to be brought 20 miles. which Subjects us to  great inconvenience.
The city

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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is rapidly advancing. & many new  buildings have been erected since you left us, &  many more would have arisen if Brick & lumber could  have been obtained. There is scarce any limits which  can be imagined to the mills & machinery & manafatering  of all kinds, which might be put into proffitable operatin  in this city

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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, and <even> if others should raise a mill before  you get here, it need be no discouragement either to  you or to Bro. [Henry] Buckwalter. for it will be difficult  for the mills to keep pace with the growth of the  place. & you will do well to bring the Engine, If  you can persuade any of the brethren who are manafaters  of woolens or cottons to come on and establish their  business, do so.
I have not ascertaind definitely as yet.,  how far the goods will go toward liquidating Dr [Robert D.] Foster

14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...

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s  Note or Finishing your house. but this I can say  I will make the most of it. & benefit you eve[r]y  possible way.
Your message is delivrd to Mrs [Emma] Smith

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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&  she will be glad to have returns on her letter of  attorney as speedily as circumstances will permit according  to the understanding thereof.— [p. [2]]
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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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