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Letter to the Presidency in Kirtland, 29 March 1838

unto him thou art my son come here, and immediately he was caught up in the Chariot and rode away triumphantly out of their midst and again the Lord said I will raise thee up for a blessing unto many people Now the particulars of this whole matter cannot be writen at this time but the vision was evidently given to me that I might know that the hand of the Lord would be on his behalf
J Smith Jr
I transmit to you the folowing motto of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints Recorded on Pages 16 & 17 of J Smith Jr Scriptory Record Book A. We left Pres. [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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30 miles this side of Parris [Paris]

Seat of justice located in rich agricultural area ten miles west of Illinois-Indiana border. Area settled, 1821. Land for village donated, 1823. Functioned as county seat, by 1833. Incorporated 1849. Population in 1837 about 280. Population in 1840 about ...

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Illinois in consequence of the sickness of Br. George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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s wife, on yesterday br. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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arrived here who informed us that his father in Law (S. 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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) was at Huntsville

Located in north-central Missouri. Settled in 1820s. Randolph Co. seat. Described in 1837 as having brick courthouse and seven stores, but no church buildings. Members of 1834 Camp of Israel and 1838 Kirtland Camp passed through Huntsville en route to Missouri...

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detained there on account of the ill health of his wife, They will probaly be here soon, Choice seeds of all kinds of fruit also Choice breed of Cattle would be in much demand also, best blood of horses garden seeds of every description also hay seed of all sorts, all of these are much needed in this place
Verry respetfully I subscribe myself your servent in Christ our Lord & Savior
Joseph Smith Jr
Prest. of the Church of
Jesus Christ of
Latterday Saints [p. 26]
unto him thou art my son come here, and immedia tely he was caught up in the Chariot and rode away  triumphantly out of their midst and again the Lord  said I will raise th[ee] up for a blessing unto many  people Now the particulars of this whole matter cannot  be writen at this time but the vision was evidently  given to me that I might know that the hand of the  Lord would be on his behalf
J Smith Jr
I transmit to you the folowing motto of the Church  of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints Recorded on  Pages 16 & 17 of J Smith Jr Scriptory Record Book  A. We left Pres. [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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30 miles this side of  Parris [Paris]

Seat of justice located in rich agricultural area ten miles west of Illinois-Indiana border. Area settled, 1821. Land for village donated, 1823. Functioned as county seat, by 1833. Incorporated 1849. Population in 1837 about 280. Population in 1840 about ...

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Illinois in consequence of the sickness of  Br. G[eorge] W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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s wife, on yesterday br. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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 arrived here who informed us that his father in  Law (S. 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...

View Full Bio
) was at Huntsville

Located in north-central Missouri. Settled in 1820s. Randolph Co. seat. Described in 1837 as having brick courthouse and seven stores, but no church buildings. Members of 1834 Camp of Israel and 1838 Kirtland Camp passed through Huntsville en route to Missouri...

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detained there  on account of the ill health of his wife, They will  probaly be here soon, Choice seeds of all kinds of fruit  also Choice breed of Cattle would be in much  demand also, best blood of horses garden seeds  of every description also hay seed of all sorts, all  of these are much needed in this place
Verry respetfully I subscribe myself your  servent in Christ our Lord & Savior
Joseph Smith Jr
Prest. of the Church of
Jesus Christ of
Latterday Saints [p. 26]
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, OH, 29 Mar. 1838; handwriting of George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sep. 1838, pp. 23–26; CHL.

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