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Letter to Isaac Galland, 11 September 1839

as the truth except by a few, among whom were “not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble”— whilst the majority have contented themselves with their own private opinions, or have adopted those of others according as their address their philosophy, their formula, their policy or their finesse may have attracted their attention or pleased their taste. But Sir of all the other criterions whereby we may judge of the vanity of these things, one will be always found true, viz: that we will always find such characters glorying in their own wisdom, and their own works, whilst the humble saint, gives all the glory to God the Father and to his son Jesus Christ, whose yoke is easy and whose burthen is light— and who told his disciples that unless they became like little children— they could not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
As to the situation of the 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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here, matters go with us as well as can reasonably be expected, we have had considerable sickness amongst us, but very few deaths, and as the greater part are now recovering, we yet hope to have shelters provided before the winter shall set in.
Since you left here we have purchased out all Mr Hotchskiss Horace Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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interest hereabouts— his farm we have laid out additional to our Town 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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— and the Town of Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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we also hope to build up.
Some of the “Twelve

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

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” And others have already started for Europe, and the remainder of that mission we expect will go now in a few days.— According to intelligence recieved since you left, the work of the Lord rolls on in a very pleasing manner, both in this and in the old country.— In England many hundreds have of late been added to our numbers; but so— even so it must be, for, “Ephraim he hath mixed himself among the people”. And the Saviour hath said “my sheep hear my voice” and also “he that heareth you heareth me”. And, “Behold I will bring them again from the north country and gather them from the coasts of the earth &c &c And as John heard the voice saying “come out of her my people”, even so must all be fulfilled, that the people of the Lord may live when “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen”.
There has quite a number of families gathered

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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up here already and we anticipate a continuance, especially as upon enquiry we have found that we have not had more than a ratio of sickness here, notwithstanding the trials we have had, and the hardships to which we have been exposed.
Calculating as we do upon the mercy and power of God in our behalf we hope to persevere on in every good and useful work even unto the end that when we come to be tried in the balance, we may not be found [p. 72]
as the truth except by a few, among whom were “not many wise men after  the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble”— whilst the majority have  contented themselves with their own private opinions, or have adopted those  of others according as their address their philosophy, their formula, their  policy or their finesse may have attracted their attention or pleased their  taste. But Sir of all the other criterions whereby we may judge  of the vanity of these things, one will be always found true, viz: that we will  always find such characters glorying in their own wisdom, and their  own works, whilst the humble saint, gives all the glory to God the Father  and to his son Jesus Christ, whose yoke is easy and whose burthen is  light— and who told his disciples that unless they became like little chil dren— they could not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
As to the situation of the 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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here, matters go with  us as well as can <reasonably> be expected, we have had considerable sickness amongst  us, but very few deaths, and as the greater part are now recovering, we yet  hope to have shelters provided before the winter shall set in.
Since you left here we have purchased out all Mr Hotchskiss [Horace Hotchkiss]

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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interest  hereabouts— his farm we have laid out additional to our Town 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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 and the Town of Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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we also hope to build up.
Some of the “Twelve

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

View Glossary
” And others have already started for  Europe, and the remainder of that mission we expect will go now in a few  days.— According to intelligence recieved since you left, the  work of the Lord rolls on in a very pleasing manner, both in this and in  the old country.— In England many hundreds have of late been added  to our numbers; but so— even so it must be, for, “Ephraim he hath  mixed himself with the among the people”. And the Saviour hath said “my  sheep hear my voice” and also “he that heareth you heareth me”. And, “Behold  I will bring them <again> from the north country and gather them from the coasts of the  earth &c &c And as John heard the voice saying “come out of her my people”, even  so must all be fulfilled, that the people of the Lord may live when “Babylon  the great is fallen, is fallen”.
There has quite a number of families  gathered up here a gathered

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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up here already and we anticipate a continuance, especially as  upon enquiry we have found that we have not had more than a ratio of sick ness here, notwithstanding the trials we have had, and the hardships  to which we have been exposed.
Calculating as we do upon the mercy and power of God in our behalf  we hope to persevere on in every good and useful work even unto the end  that when we come to be tried in the balance, we may not be found [p. 72]
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JS, Letter, Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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, IL, to Isaac Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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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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, OH, 11 Sept. 1839; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 71–73; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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