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Letter to John Bernhisel, 13 April 1841

City of 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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April 13, 1841
Dear Brother,
Yours of the 6th. ultimo is received, which should have been answered before, had not I been so much engaged in the business of the conference.
In reply, I have to say, that I allways feel glad to do all I can for the interest of the church and for individuals.
I think it will be impossible to enter any land at Congress price excepting prairie, about 4 or 5 miles from town. But there is frequently persons who want to sell lands in the neighborhood and who, would be induced to sell very low for cash.
If you were here; I think you would have plenty of oppertunities of making good bargains if you were here, but if you cannot come I will endeavour to obtain a suitable place for you if you advise me so to do.
If you were to send what means you can conveniently spare for that purpose to me, I will lay it out to the best advantage for you, and if I should not meet with a suitable purchase soon, I will allow you good interest for the same, but I have no doubt but I shall have plenty of oppertunities of laying out your money to good advantage.
I approve of your place of letting out the land you purchase, as it must soon be verey valuable indeed, and at the same time be doing a favor to some of the poor brethren whose property has been taken away from them by a ruthless mob.
Our conference is just over; we have [p. [1]]
City of 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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April 13, 1841
Dear Brother,
Yours of the 6th. ultimo is  received, which should have been answered  before, had not I been so much engaged in  the business of the conference.
In reply, I have to say, that I  allways feel glad to do all I can for the  interest of the church and for individuals.
I think it will be impossible  to enter any land at Congress price excepting  prairie, about 4 or 5 miles from town. But  there is frequently persons who want to sell  lands in the neighborhood and who, would  be induced to sell very low for cash.
If you were here; I think you would  have plenty of oppertunities of making good  bargains if you were here, but if you cannot  come I will endeavour to obtain a suitable  place for you if you advise me so to do.
If you were to send what means you  can conveniently spare for that purpose  to me, I will lay it out to the best advan tage for you, and if I should not meet with  a suitable purchase soon, I will allow you  good interest for the same, but I have no  doubt but I shall have plenty of oppertunities  of laying out your money to good advantage.
I approve of your place of letting out the  land you purchase, as it must soon be verey  valuable indeed, and at the same time  be doing a favor to some of the poor brethren  whose property has been taken away from  them by a ruthless mob.
Our conference is just over; we have [p. [1]]
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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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