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Letter to John Bernhisel, 3 August 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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. Aug. 3, 1841
Dear Brother,
Your certificate of deposit of $500.— came Safe to hand a few days ago. It shall be applied on the most advantageous purchase I can find. If a purchase could have been made early in the spring it could have been done to much better advantage than at present, owing to the vast number of the Saints who are continually pouring in to this county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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— all, of course. want locations, consequently the land in the immediate vicinity had been taken up— However, I have no doubt, but that for Cash a good bargain can be had, which I shall endeavour to effect— the first oppertunity I have, and shall write you on the subject as soon as I do
With sentiments of esteem I am Yours in the bonds of the Everlasting Covenant
Joseph Smith
John M. Bernhisel M. D. [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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. Aug. 3, 1841
Dear Brother,
Your certificate of deposit  of $500.— came Safe to hand a few  days ago. It shall be applied on  the most advantageous purchase I can  find. If a purchase could have been  made early in the spring it could have  been done to much better advantage than  at present, owing to the vast number  of the Saints who are continually pouring  in to this county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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— all, of course. want lo cations, consequently the land in the  immediate vicinity had been taken up—  However, I have no doubt, but that for  Cash a good bargain can be had, which  I shall endeavour to effect— the first  oppertunity I have, and shall write  you on the subject as soon as I do
With sentiments of esteem  I am Yours in the bonds  of the E[verlasting] Covenant
Joseph Smith
J[ohn] M. Bernhisel M. D. [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, 3 Aug. 1841; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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