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Letter to Orville Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, 7 December 1841

Copy of a letter to [Nehemiah] Bushnell and [Orville] Browning of Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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Decr. 7th 1841
Esqrs. Browning & Bushnell,
Gentlemen,
Your letter of 23rd Ultimo, concerning two notes placed in your hands by Messrs, James Halsted [Richard] Haines & Co against myself and thirty one others for collection, was duly received.
In reply I must inform you, that I am not in the possession of means, belonging to me individually to liquidate those notes at present. The reason is apparent to every one; I need not relate to you the persecution I have suffered and the loss & confiscation of all my effects at various times, as a reason of my inability; you know it all, and so do the gentlemen whose notes you hold for collection. But I wish you to say to them, that if they will give me my time, (and no more than than I must necessarily have,) they shall have their pay in some way or other; that I have the means at command in the east, which, with a sufficient indulgence, will enable me to pay them every whit, but unless this is granted me it will be impossible for me to do so. All I ask of those gentlemen and of this generation is, that they should not tie up my hands, nor thwart me in my opperations; if this is granted me, I pledge my word, yea my sacred honor that all that can in fairness be demanded at my hands, either now or at any time, shall ultimately be adjusted to the satisfaction of all concerned. This is all that I can say at this time, or do, hoping that you will communicate to Msrs. Halsted Hains & Co the contents, or at all events the purport of this letter, together with my sincere regard for their welfare, and as regards you, Gentlemen, I remain
Very Respectfully yr. obt. Servt.
Joseph Smith
pr. John S. Fullmer

21 July 1807–8 Oct. 1883. Farmer, newsman, postmaster, teacher, merchant. Born at Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfass. Moved to Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, spring 1832. Married Mary Ann Price, 24 May 1837...

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Copy of a letter to [Nehemiah] Bushnell  and [Orville] Browning of Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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Decr. 7th 1841
Esqrs. Browning & Bushnell,
Gentlemen,
Your letter of 23rd Ultimo, concerning  two notes placed in your hands by Messrs,  [James] Halsted [Richard] Haines & Co against myself and thirty one  others for collection, was duly received.
In reply I must inform you, that I  am not in the possession of means, belonging  to me individually to liquidate those notes at  present. The reason is apparent to every one; I  need not relate to you the persecution I  have suffered and the loss & confiscation of  all my effects at various times, as a reason  of my inability; you know it all, and so  do the gentlemen whose notes you hold for  collection. But I wish you to say to them,  that if they will give me my time, (and no  more than than I must necessarily have,)  they shall have their pay in some way or  other; that I have the means at command in  the east, which, with a sufficient indulgence,  will enable me to pay them every whit, but un less this is granted me it will be impossible  for me to do so. All I ask of those gentle men and of this generation is, that they  should not tie up my hands, nor thwart me  in my opperations; if this is granted me,  I pledge my word, yea my sacred honor that  all that can in fairness be demanded at my  hands, either now or at any time, shall ul timately be adjusted to the satisfaction of all concerned.  This is all that I can say at this time, or do, hoping that you  will communicate to Msrs. Halsted Hains & Co the contents, or at  all events the purport of this letter, together with  my sincere regard for their welfare, and as re gards you, Gentlemen, I remain
Very Respectfully yr. obt. Servt.
Joseph Smith
pr. J[ohn] S. Fullmer

21 July 1807–8 Oct. 1883. Farmer, newsman, postmaster, teacher, merchant. Born at Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfass. Moved to Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, spring 1832. Married Mary Ann Price, 24 May 1837...

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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 Orville Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, Quincy

Located on high limestone bluffs east of Mississippi River, about forty-five miles south of Nauvoo. Settled 1821. Adams Co. seat, 1825. Incorporated as town, 1834. Received city charter, 1840. Population in 1835 about 800; in 1840 about 2,300; and in 1845...

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, IL, 7 Dec. 1841; in JS Letterbook 2, p. 217; handwriting of John Fullmer

21 July 1807–8 Oct. 1883. Farmer, newsman, postmaster, teacher, merchant. Born at Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfass. Moved to Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, spring 1832. Married Mary Ann Price, 24 May 1837...

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; JS Collection, CHL.

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