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Letter to Oliver Granger, 26 January 1841

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to receive a letter from you as oft as you can make it convenient, and give me all the intelligence in your power. I am yet in the dark respecting the New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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debts I should be much pleased to hear that they were settled.
Since writing the above I received yours of the 9th inst, and I assure you I was very much gratified to hear of your success in redeeming the “Lords House

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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” &c I hope Dear Brother that success will attend all your efforts for the prosperity of the cause, so dear to the saints and that you will be abundantly rewarded by that God who has called us to be co-workers with him and his holy spirit in these last days
Be assured of my continued regard for your welfare and for the prosperity of the Saints in 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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, and I pray that they may prosper in every good word and work and after the afflictions and tribulations of mortality be crowned with everlasting joy in the celestial kingdom of our God.
We continue to prosper in this place and expect to have a large increase of inhabitants the next Season, we are making preperation for some large and extensive buildings which we intend to Erect soon.
With sentiments of respect, I am very respectfully yours Affectionately
Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
to receive a letter from you as oft as you  can make it convenient, and give me all  the intelligence in your power. I am yet  in the dark respecting the New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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debts  I should be much pleased to hear that  they were settled.
Since writing the above I received  yours of the 9th inst, and I assure you I was  very much gratified to hear of your success  in redeeming the “Lords House

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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” &c I hope  Dear Brother that success will attend all  your efforts for the prosperity of the cause, so  dear to the saints and that you will be  abundantly rewarded by that God whose  has called us to be co-workers with him  and his holy spirit in these last days
Be assured of my continued regard for  your welfare and for the prosperity of the  Saints in 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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, and I pray that they  may prosper in every good word and work  and after the afflictions and tribulations of  mortality be crowned with everlasting joy  in the celestial kingdom of our God.
We continue to prosper in this place  and expect to have a large increase of inhabitants  the next Season, we are making preperation  for some large and extensive buildings which  we intend to build Erect soon.
With sentiments of respect, I am very  respectfully yours Affectionately
Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
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; three pages; Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

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