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Letter to Stephen Post, 17 September 1838

The road is full companies of presently 10, 20 & 30 wagons arrives, some almost daily One company which is the comp is close here with one hundred wagons John E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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report says is comming less than one hundred miles of this place, with 64 wagons and the road is litterly lined with wagons between here and Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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. The work of the gathering is great. all the saints should gather as soon as possible, urge all the saints to gather immediately if they possibly can. The chance is great for purchasing lands here land is being cheap the old settlers will sell for half price yes, for quarter price they are determined to get away. Congress land is plenty and good land can be had for property other than money, such as horses wagons goods of all kinds &c, &c, Indiana and Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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State Banks will buy Congress lands, Eastern money can be exchanged on the road, with ease. You next ask what is the cause of the papers stoping it was because the office was burnt down, by the decenters [dissenters] from the faith 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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, As to Mechonical branches, all kinds are needed, & would do well, As to the Stick of Joseph in the hand of Ephraim, I will merely say suppose yourself to be an Ephraimite, and suppose all this church to be, of the blood of Ephraim and the book of Mormon to be a record of Manasseh which would of course [page torn] [be a] record of Joseph, Then suppose you being an Ephraimite, Should take the record of Joseph in your hand, would not then the Stick of Joseph be in the hand of Ephraim, solve this mistery and see.
The persecutors of the saints are not asleep 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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but God is near as to communicate his will unto us, I can write no more at present, I would say may [p. [2]]
The road is full companies of presently 10, 20  & 30 <wagons> arrives, some almost daily One company  which is the comp is close here with one hundred  wagons John E. Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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report says is comming  less than one hundred miles of this place, with  64 wagons and the road is litterly lined with  wagons between here and Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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. The work of the  gathering is great. all the saints should gather  as soon as possible, urge all the saints to  gather immediately if they possibly can.  The chance is great for purchasing lands here  land is being cheap the old settlers will sell  for half price yes, for quarter price they are  determined to get away. Congress land is plenty  and good land can be had for property other  than money, such as horses wagons goods of all  kinds &c, &c, Indiana and Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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State  Banks will buy Congress lands, Eastern money  can be exchanged on the road, with ease.  You next ask what is the cause of the papers  stoping it was because the office was burnt  down, by the decenters [dissenters] from the faith in Kirtl and

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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, As to Mechonical branches, all kinds are  needed, & would do well, As to the Stick of Joseph  in the hand of Ephraim, I will merely say  suppose yourself to be an Ephraimite, and sup pose all this church to be, of the blood of Ephraim  and the book of Mormon to be a record of Man asseh which would of course [page torn] [be a] record of  Joseph, Then suppose you being an Ephraim ite, Should take the record of Joseph in your  hand, would not then the Stick of Joseph of  Joseph be in the hand of Ephraim, solve this  mistery and see.
The persecutors of the saints  are not asleep 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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but God is near as  to communicate his will unto us, I can write  no more at present, I would say say may [p. [2]]
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