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Letter to Hyrum Smith, 5 December 1839

much as we had anticipated if not more— We have had a pleasing interview with Judge Young, who proposed to furnish us with expense money—
We can draw on him for funds to publish our book and we want you to raise some more money for us and deposit it in the branch Bank in Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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to be drawn to the order of Judge Young.
Send us the amount of your deposit, taking a receipt of the same— You need not be afraid to do this, We think from the proceeds of the sales of books— We can make it all strait: do therefore be punctual, and attend to this matter; as much depends upon it. We cannot accomplish the things for which we were sent without some funds— You very well know brethren we were contented to start, trusting in God with little or nothing— We have met with but one accident since we started— The lock of our trunk was broken off and Bro. Lyman Wight

9 May 1796–31 Mar. 1858. Farmer. Born at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. Served in War of 1812. Married Harriet Benton, 5 Jan. 1823, at Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York. Moved to Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, ...

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s. petition is missing, but we presume there is a copy of it preserved; if there is you will please forward it immediately, with the name and affidavit affixed to it. For Gods. sake Bretheren be wide awake, and arm us with all the power possible, for now is the time or never— We want you should get all the influential men you can of that section of country of Iowa

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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and every other quarter to write letters to the members of Congress, using their influence in our behalf, and to keep their minds constantly upon the subject. Please to forward this to our wives
Yours in the bonds of the everlasting 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 Jr.
Elias Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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Congress has been in session four days and the house of Representatives is not yet organized on account of some seats being contested, in the New Jersey Delegation. They have this day succeeded [p. 87]
much as we had anticipated if not more— We  have had a pleasing interview with Judge Young,  who proposed to furnish us with expense money—
We can draw on him for funds to publish our  book and we want you to raise some more money  for us and deposit it in the branch Bank on in  Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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to be drawn to the order of Judge Young.
Send us the amount of the order your deposit,  taking a receipt of the same— You need not be  afraid to do this, We think from the proceeds  of the sales of books— We can make it all strait:  do therefore be punctual, and attend to this matter;  as much depends upon it. We cannot accomplish  the things for which we were sent without some  funds— You very well know brethren we were  contented to start, trusting in God with little or  nothing— We have met with but one accident since  we started— The lock of our trunk was broken off  and Bro. Lyman Wight

9 May 1796–31 Mar. 1858. Farmer. Born at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. Served in War of 1812. Married Harriet Benton, 5 Jan. 1823, at Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York. Moved to Warrensville, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, ...

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s. petition is missing, but  we presume there is a copy of it preserved; if there  is you will please forward it immediately, with  the name and affidavit affixed to it. For Gods.  sake Bretheren be wide awake, and arm us  with all the power possible, for now is the time  or never— We want you should get all the influ ential men you can of that section of country of  Iowa

Area originally part of Louisiana Purchase, 1803. First permanent white settlements established, ca. 1833. Organized as territory, 1838, containing all of present-day Iowa, much of present-day Minnesota, and parts of North and South Dakota. Population in ...

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and every other quarter to write letters to the  members of Congress, using their influence in our  behalf, and to keep their minds constantly upon the  subject. Please to forward this to our wives
Yours  in the bonds of the everlasting 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...

View Glossary
,
Joseph Smith Jr.
Elias Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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P.S.
Congress has been in session four days and the  house of Representatives is not yet organized  on account of some seats being contested, in the  New Jers[e]y Delegation. They have this day succeeded [p. 87]
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JS and Elias Higbee

23 Oct. 1795–8 June 1843. Clerk, judge, surveyor. Born at Galloway, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. Son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. Moved to Clermont Co., Ohio, 1803. Married Sarah Elizabeth Ward, 10 Sept. 1818, in Tate Township, Clermont Co. Lived at ...

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, Letter, Washington DC

Created as district for seat of U.S. federal government by act of Congress, 1790, and named Washington DC, 1791. Named in honor of George Washington. Headquarters of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of U.S. government relocated to Washington ...

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9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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, IL, 5 Dec. 1839; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 85–88; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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