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Letter to Hiram Barney, 3 March 1842

Copy of a Letter to Hiram Barney Esqr 52 John St— N. York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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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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Hancock Co— Ill
Mch 3rd. 1842
Hiram Barney Esqr
Dear Sir
Yours of the 24th. of January in relation to Mr Fishers Land 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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is received, and I feel to reciprocate the friendly sentiments therein contained and hope I may again have the pleasure of your society, & also of Messrs Silliman & Mitchell, when it shall suit your convenience to grant it
The Land you refer to is so situated that it is not likely to be a source of great profit to any one at present, there are several difficulties in the way of rendering it as valuable as are some other Lots in the vicinity, which I have not time to enumerate at present; but if we can come to any conclusions for an exchange, which might prove to our mutual advantage in the end I will be glad so to do.
Our city Lots are one acre each, and while good lands and near by, can be had for $3. and $5. pr acre, the citizens will not consent to be circumscribed to 1/12 of an acre; unless it be in some peculiar instances which have no prospect of any bearing upon the land in question for a long period, if ever— [p. 227]
Copy of a Letter to Hiram Barney Esqr 52 John St— N. York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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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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Hancock Co— Ill
Mch 3rd. 1842
Hiram Barney Esqr
Dear Sir
Yours of the 24th. of January in relation  to Mr Fishers Land 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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is received, and I feel to reciprocate the  friendly sentiments therein contained and hope I may again have the  pleasure of your society, & also of Messrs Silliman & Mitchell, when  it shall suit your convenience to grant it
The Land you refer to is so situated that it is not likely to be  a source of great profit to any one at present, there are several difficulties  in the way of rendering it as valuable as are some other Lots in the  vicinity, which I have not time to enumerate at present; but if we  can come to any conclusions for an exchange, which might <prove> to our  mutual advantage in the end I will be glad so to do.
Our city Lots are one acre each, and while good lands and near by,  can be had for $3. and $5. pr acre, the citizens will not consent to be  circumscribed to 1/12 of an acre; unless it be in some peculiar instances  which have no prospect of any bearing upon the land in question for a  long period, if ever— [p. 227]
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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 Hiram Barney, New York City

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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, NY, 3 Mar. 1842; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 227–228; 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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