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Letter to Henrietta Seixas, 13 February 1836

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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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, Ohio, Feb. 13th. 1836.
Dear Madam
We have the privilege of addressing you a few lines through the kindness of Professor Joshua Sexias

4 June 1802–1874. Hebraist, textbook writer, teacher. Probably born at New York City. Son of Gershom Mendez Seixas and Hannah Manuel. Married Henrietta Raphael of Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Taught Hebrew at New York and Charlestown, Massachusetts. His...

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who we believe has been sent to this institution

An educational program established in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836 for the study of the Hebrew language. On 4 January 1836, JS organized the school and served as its temporary instructor for three weeks. A committee composed of JS, Sidney Rigdon, Frederick G. ...

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through the immediate directions of God to promote the cause of truth and benefit a fallen world. We are in this led to be thankful to our Redeemer in whose Glorious cause we are engaged as we are anxiously desiring to become acquainted with an individual of virtue & piety who understood perfectly those languages in which the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were originally written as our only object is to do good to lay aside error when we discover it forsake evil and follow righteousness and truly be the better prepared and qualified to render assistance to our fellow men and glorify the name of the Lord: in this our expectations are fully realized and we trust through the goodness of God to make a proper improvement of the blessing thus given. And we sincerely pray that on the part of your husband

4 June 1802–1874. Hebraist, textbook writer, teacher. Probably born at New York City. Son of Gershom Mendez Seixas and Hannah Manuel. Married Henrietta Raphael of Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Taught Hebrew at New York and Charlestown, Massachusetts. His...

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our acquaintance may be of that kind that we shall ever have cause to bless and adore God for thus guiding him to this place by his unseen hand.
We have seen the possession of Mr. Seixas

4 June 1802–1874. Hebraist, textbook writer, teacher. Probably born at New York City. Son of Gershom Mendez Seixas and Hannah Manuel. Married Henrietta Raphael of Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Taught Hebrew at New York and Charlestown, Massachusetts. His...

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a very valuable Lexicon which he informs us is your individual property. We have no hesitation in saying that is highly valuable by yourself for the convenience and use of a private family; but we do believe that the wisdom and philanthropy which eerror inspires the heart of the pure and good will forego for a few months these special benefits which may be derived from it for a few for the pleasure of beneftting the many. As the Trustees of this institution we have by the request of others as well as expressing [p. [77]]
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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, Ohio, Feb. 13th. 1836.
Dear Madam
We have the privilege of addressing  you a few lines through the kindness of Professor  [Joshua] Sexias

4 June 1802–1874. Hebraist, textbook writer, teacher. Probably born at New York City. Son of Gershom Mendez Seixas and Hannah Manuel. Married Henrietta Raphael of Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Taught Hebrew at New York and Charlestown, Massachusetts. His...

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who we believe has been sent to this institution

An educational program established in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836 for the study of the Hebrew language. On 4 January 1836, JS organized the school and served as its temporary instructor for three weeks. A committee composed of JS, Sidney Rigdon, Frederick G. ...

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 through the immediate directions of God to promote  the cause of truth and benefit a fallen world. We  are in this led to be thankful to our Redeemer in whose  Glorious cause we are engaged as we are anxiously de siring to become acquainted with an individual of virtue  & piety who understood perfectly those languages in  which the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments  were originally written as our only object is to do good  to lay aside error when we discover it forsake evil  and follow righteousness and truly be the better pre pared and qualified to render assistance to our fellow  men and glorify the name of the Lord: in this our ex pectations are fully realized and we trust through the  goodness of God to make a proper improvement of  the blessing thus given. And we sincerely pray that on  the part of your husband

4 June 1802–1874. Hebraist, textbook writer, teacher. Probably born at New York City. Son of Gershom Mendez Seixas and Hannah Manuel. Married Henrietta Raphael of Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Taught Hebrew at New York and Charlestown, Massachusetts. His...

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our acquaintance may be of  that kind that we shall ever have cause to bless and  adore God for thus guiding him to this place by his un seen hand.
We have seen the possession of Mr. Seixas

4 June 1802–1874. Hebraist, textbook writer, teacher. Probably born at New York City. Son of Gershom Mendez Seixas and Hannah Manuel. Married Henrietta Raphael of Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. Taught Hebrew at New York and Charlestown, Massachusetts. His...

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a very  valuable Lexicon which he informs us is your individ ual property. We have no hesitation in saying that  is highly valuable by yourself for the convenience  and use of a private family; but we do believe that  the wisdom and philanthropy which eerror inspires  the heart of the pure and good will forego for a  few months these special benefits which may be  derived from it for a few for the pleasure of beneftting  the many. As the Trustees of this institution  we have by the request of others as well as expressing [p. [77]]
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