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Letter to Emma Smith, 4 November 1838

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when we arrived at the river last night an express came to geneal Willson

1795–ca. 1868. Farmer, merchant, land developer, postmaster. Born in Virginia. Moved to Greene Co., Tennessee, by Dec. 1818. Married first Margaret Guin, 23 Dec. 1829, in Greene Co. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by Apr. 1832. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832...

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from general [John B.] Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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of Howard County claiming the right of command ordering us back where or what place God only knows, and there is some feelings betwen the offercers, I do not know where it will end, it is said by some that general Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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, is determined to exterminate God has spared some of us thus far perhaps he will extend mercy in some degree toward us yet some of the people of this place have told me that some of the mormans may settle in this county as others men do I have some hopes that some thing may turn out for good to the afflicted saints, I want you to stay where you are untill you here from me again, I may send for you to bring you to me, I cannot learn much for certainty in the situation that I am in, and can only pray for deliverance, untill it is meeted out, and take every thing as it comes, with patience and fortitude, I hope you will be faithful and true to every trust, I cant write much in my situation, conduct all matters as your circumstances and necesities require, may God give you wisdom and prudance and sobriety which I have every reason to believe you will, those little childrens are subjects of my meditation continually, tell them that Father is yet alive, God grant that he may see them again Oh Emma

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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when we arrived at the river last night  an express came to geneal Willson

1795–ca. 1868. Farmer, merchant, land developer, postmaster. Born in Virginia. Moved to Greene Co., Tennessee, by Dec. 1818. Married first Margaret Guin, 23 Dec. 1829, in Greene Co. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by Apr. 1832. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832...

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from  gene[r]al [John B.] Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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of Howard County claiming  the right of command ordering us back  where <or what place> God only knows, and there is some  feelings betwen the offercers, I do not  know where it will end, it <is> said by  some that general Clark

17 Apr. 1802–29 Oct. 1885. Lawyer, politician. Born at Madison Co., Kentucky. Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818. Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824. Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834. Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia...

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, is determi ned to exterminating exterminate God has spare d some of us thus far perhaps he will  extend mercy in some degree toward  us <yet> some of the people of this place have  told me that some of the mormans  may settle in this county as others <men> do  the peg I have some hopes that some  thing may turn out for good to the  afflicted saints, I want you to stay  where you are untill you here from  me again, I may send for you to  bring you to me, I cannot learn  much for certainty in the situation  that I am in, and can only pray for  deliverance, untill it is meeted out,  and take every thing as it comes,  with patience and fortitude, I hope  you will be faithful and true to every  trust, I cant write much in my situa tion, conduct all matters as your circum stances and necesities require, may God  give you wisdom and prudance and sobriety  which <I> have every reason to believe you  will, those little <childrens> are subjects of my medita tion continually, tell them that Father  is yet alive, God grant that he may see  them again Oh Emma

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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, MO, 4 Nov. 1838; handwriting of JS; three pages; JS Materials, CCLA.

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