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Letter to Seymour Brunson and High Council, 7 December 1839

would get the opinion of some of the prominent members of the Senate who were also lawyers and report to us at the next meeting. We met this day according to appointment and very friendly feelings were manifested on the occasion. Our business was taken up and Judge Young

20 Feb. 1798–28 Nov. 1861. Attorney, judge, politician. Born in Fayette Co., Kentucky. Moved to Jonesboro, Union Co., Illinois. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1817, in Jonesboro. Served as state representative from Union Co., 1820–1822. Married Matilda M. James...

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stated that he had asked the opinion of Judge [Hugh] White of Tennessee of Mr Wright and of several members whose names we do not now reccollect but were prominent members of the Senate but they all declined giving an opinion at present as it was a matter which they had not considered sufficiently to decide upon at this time the meeting then after some friendly deliberation decided in our favor which decision was that a memorial and petition be drawn up in a concise manner (which our representative Mr Steward promised to do) and that Judge Young

20 Feb. 1798–28 Nov. 1861. Attorney, judge, politician. Born in Fayette Co., Kentucky. Moved to Jonesboro, Union Co., Illinois. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1817, in Jonesboro. Served as state representative from Union Co., 1820–1822. Married Matilda M. James...

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present the memorial and petition to the Senate, that [t]hereby they may refer it to the proper Committee with all the accompanying documents and order the same to be printed.
We now want you to assist us by your prayers; and we want you to forward to us your certificates which you hold for lands in Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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, and also your claims to preemption rights; affidavits to prove that Soldiers were quartered on us and in our houses without our consent or any special act of the Legislature for that purpose, contrary to the constitution of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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. Bro [Alanson] Ripley

8 Jan. 1798–before 1860. Surveyor, lawyer. Born at New York. Son of Asa Ripley and Polly Deforest. Married Sarah Finkle. Resided in Massachusetts, 1827. Member of LDS church in Ohio. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Landholder ...

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and also others we think will reccolect the circumstances and facts relative to this matter: and also Bro Joseph and others being refused [p. [2]]
would get the opinion of some of the prominent members  of the Senate who were also lawyers and report to us  at the next meeting. We met this day according to  appointment and very friendly feelings were manifested  on the occasion. Our business was taken up and  Judge Young

20 Feb. 1798–28 Nov. 1861. Attorney, judge, politician. Born in Fayette Co., Kentucky. Moved to Jonesboro, Union Co., Illinois. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1817, in Jonesboro. Served as state representative from Union Co., 1820–1822. Married Matilda M. James...

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stated that he had asked the opinion  of Judge [Hugh] White of Tennessee of Mr Wright and of  several members whose names we do not now  reccollect but were prominent members of the Senate  but they all declined giving an opinion at present  as it was a matter which they had not considered  sufficiently to decide upon at this time the meeting  then after some friendly deliberation decided in our  favor which decision was that a memorial and  petition be drawn up in a concise manner (which  our representative Mr Steward promised to do)  and that Judge Young

20 Feb. 1798–28 Nov. 1861. Attorney, judge, politician. Born in Fayette Co., Kentucky. Moved to Jonesboro, Union Co., Illinois. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1817, in Jonesboro. Served as state representative from Union Co., 1820–1822. Married Matilda M. James...

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prese[nt] the memorial and  petition to the Senate, tha[t] [t]hereby they may refer  it to the proper Committee with all the accompanying  documents and order the same to be printed.
We now want you to assist us by your prayers; and  we want you to forward to us your certificates  which you hold for lands in Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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, and also  your claims to preemption rights; affidavits to  prove that Soldiers were quartered on us and in  our houses without our consent or any special  act of the Legislature for that purpose, contrary to  the constitution of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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. Bro [Alanson] Ripley

8 Jan. 1798–before 1860. Surveyor, lawyer. Born at New York. Son of Asa Ripley and Polly Deforest. Married Sarah Finkle. Resided in Massachusetts, 1827. Member of LDS church in Ohio. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Landholder ...

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 and also others we think will reccolect the circum stances and facts relative to this matter: and  also Bro Joseph and others being refused [p. [2]]
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, to Seymour Brunson

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and High Council, Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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, IL, 7 Dec. 1839; 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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; three pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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