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Letter to Edward Partridge and Others, 30 March 1834

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in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, where, ere long, he will set his feet, when earth & heaven shall tremble!
Be united, brethren, in all your moves, and stand by each other even unto death that you may prevail.
I remain your brother in the new covenant

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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Joseph Smith Jun.
P.S. To bro. William

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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— You say “my press, my types, &c.” Where, our brethren ask, did you get them, & how came they to be “yours?” No hardness, but a caution; for you know, that it is, We, not I, and all things are the Lord’s, and he opened the hearts of his Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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to furnish these things, or we should not have been privileged with using them.
Dear brother William:
You will see that I have written bro. Joseph’s closely— and have saved a short space. I see that you did not understand the enquiry relative to antimony &c. and perhaps the enquiry was not as explicit as it should have been— I merely wanted to know the process of melting antimony— not the price of it, nor the proper compound for type metal. We purchased some antimony last fall, thinking to cast some Oads [Quads]; but we were difficultied in melting it, or rather melting and mixing it with lead, so we concluded to write to bro. [Thomas] Marsh & learn the method, not the art of making types, though if the Lord should give his saints a type foundry in Kirtland it would be no more mysterious than that he shold bring forth the fulness of his Gospel in these last days, and give you & myself a privilege of embracing it first, that we might have the great & exalted saying conferred upon us, that we were of the first fruits unto God in this his last [p. 36]
in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, where, ere long, he will set his  feet, when earth & heaven shall tremble!
Be united, brethren, in all your moves, and stand by  each other even unto death that you may prevail.
I remain your brother in the new covenant

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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Joseph Smith Jun.
P.S. To bro. William

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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— You say “my press, my  types, &c.” Where, our brethren ask, did you get them, &  how came they to be “yours?” No hardness, but a caution;  for you know, that it is, We, not I, and all things are the  Lord’s, and he opened the hearts of his Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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to  furnish these things, or we should not have been privi leged with using them.
Dear brother William:
You will see that I have written <bro. Joseph’s> closely—  and have saved a short space. I see that you did not  understand the enquiry relative to antimony &c. and perhaps  the enquiry was not as explicit as it should have been—  I merely wanted to know the process of melting antimony not the price of it, nor the proper compound for type metal.  We purchased some antimony last fall, thinking to cast  some Oads [Quads]; but we were difficultied in melting it, or  rather melting and mixing it with lead, so we conclu ded to write to bro. [Thomas] Marsh & learn the method, not the  art of making types, though if the Lord should give his  saints a type foundry in Kirtland it would be no more  mysterious than that he shold bring forth the fulness  of his Gospel in these last days, and give you &  myself a privilege of embracing <it> first, that we might  have the great & exalted saying conferred upon us,  that we were of the first fruits unto God in this his last [p. 36]
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JS, Letter, 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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, OH, to Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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, William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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, and others of the United Firm, MO

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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, 30 Mar. 1834; in Oliver Cowdery Letterbook, pp. 30–38; handwriting of Thomas Burdick

17 Nov. 1795/1797–6 Nov. 1877. Farmer, teacher, judge, postmaster, clerk, civil servant. Born at Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., New York. Son of Gideon Burdick and Catherine Robertson. Married Anna Higley, 1828, at Jamestown, Chautauque Co., New York. Baptized...

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