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Letter to John C. Bennett, 8 August 1840

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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Hancock Co Ill
Aug 8th. 1840
Dear Sir
Yours of the 25th. Ultimo addressed to Elder Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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& myself is received for which you have our thanks and to which I shall feel great pleasure in replying. Although I have not the pleasure of your acquaintance, yet from the kindness manifested towards our people when in bondage and oppression, and from the frank and noble mindedness breathed in your letter, I am brot, to the conclusion that you are a friend to suffering humanity & Truth.
To those who have suffered so much abuse and borne the cruelties and insults of wicked men so long on account of those principles which we have been instructed to teach to the world a feeling of sympathy and kindness is something like the refreshing breese and cooling stream at the present season of the year and are I assure you duly appreciated by us
It would afford me much pleasure to see you at this place, and from the desire you express in your letter to move to this place I hope I shall soon have that satisfaction.
I have no doubt you would be of great service to this community in practicing your profession as well as those other abilities of which you are in possession. Since to devote your time and abilities in the cause of truth and a suffering people may not be the means of exalting you in the eyes [p. 176]
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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Hancock Co Ill
Aug 8th. 1840
Dear Sir
Yours of the 25th. Ultimo addressed to Elder  [Sidney] Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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& myself is received for which you have our thanks  and to which I shall feel great pleasure in replying.  Although I have not the pleasure of your acquaintance, yet  from the kindness manifested towards our people when in  bondage and oppression, and from the the frank and nob le mindedness br[e]athed in your letter, I am brot, to the con clusion that you are a friend to suffering humanity & Truth.
To those who have suffered so much abuse and borne the  cruelties and insults of wicked men so long on account of  those principles which we have been instructed to teach to  the world a feeling of sympathy and kindness is something  like the refreshing breese and cooling stream at the present  season of the year and are I assure you duly appreciated  by us
It would afford me much pleasure to see you at this  place, and from the desire you express in your letter  to move to this place I hope I shall soon have that satisfaction.
I have no doubt you would be of great service to this  community in practicing your profession as well as those other  abilities of which you are in possession. Since to devote  your time and abilities in the cause of truth and a suffer ing people may not be the means of exalting you in the eyes [p. 176]
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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 C. Bennett

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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, Fairfield, IL, 8 Aug. 1840; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 176–178; 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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