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Letter to John Bernhisel, 16 November 1841

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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November 16, 1841
Dear Sir
I received your kind present by the hand of Er. [Wilford] Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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& feel myself under many obligations for this mark of your esteem & friendship which to me is the more interesting as it unfolds & developes many things that are of great importance to this generation & corresponds with & supports the testimony of the Book of Mormon; I have read the volumnes with the greatest interest & pleasure & must say that of all histories that have been written pertaining to the antiquities of this country it is the most correct luminous & comprihensive.—
In regard to the land referred to by you I would simply state that I have land both in and out of the 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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some of which I hold deeds for and others bonds for deeds when you come which I hope will be as soon as convenient you can make such a selection from among those as shall best meet with your veiws & feelings. In gratefull remembrance of your kindness I remain your affectionate Brother in the bonds of the
Everlasting Covenant
Joseph Smith
To Dr. [John] Bernhisel [p. [1]]
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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November 16, 1841
Dear Sir
I received your kind present by the hand  of Er. [Wilford] Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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& feel myself under many obligations for  this mark of your esteem & friendship which to  me is the more interesting as it unfolds & developes  many things that are of great importance to this gen eration & corresponds with & supports the testimony  of the Book of Mormon; I have read the volumnes  with the greatest interest & pleasure & must say that  of all histories that have been written pertaining to  the antiquities of this country it is the most  correct luminous & comprihensive.—
In regard to the land referred to by you I  would simply state that I have land both in and  out of the 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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some of which I hold deeds for and  others bonds for deeds when you come which I hope  will be as soon as convenient you can make  such a selection from among those as shall best  meet with your veiws & feelings. In gratefull re membrance of your kindness I remain your affec tionate Brother in the bonds of the
Everlasting Covenant
Joseph Smith
To Dr. [John] Bernhisel [p. [1]]
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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 John Bernhisel, 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, 16 Nov. 1841; unidentified handwriting; one page; JS Collection, CHL.

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