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Letter to William Thompson, 2 November 1839

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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Nov. 2nd 1839— Mr William Thompson— Dear Sir— by the directions of Joseph Smith Junr I write to inform you that a town lot is selected & reserved for you— supposed to be the one of your choice— being situated on the River

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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a few rods below Prest [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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s— and is a fine and full lot of 11 by 12 rods square— the pieces of Town are regulated by the high council— and the one Selected for you is of the first sort and comes at $800.— The council expect to erect for the church public & business buildings as soon as funds shall be recd from the [p. 29]
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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Nov. 2nd 1839— Mr William  Thompson— Dear Sir— by the directions of Joseph  Smith Junr I write to inform you that a town lot  is selected & reserved for you— supposed to be the  one of your choice— being situated on the River

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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a few  rods below Prest [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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s— and is a fine and full lot  of 11 by 12 rods square— the pieces of Town  are regulated by the high council— and the  one Selected for you is of the first sort and  comes at $800.— The council expect to  erect for the church public & business build ings as soon as funds shall be recd from the [p. 29]
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Henry G. Sherwood

20 Apr. 1785–24 Nov. 1867. Surveyor. Born at Kingsbury, Washington Co., New York. Son of Newcomb Sherwood and a woman whose maiden name was Tolman (first name unidentified). Married first Jane J. McManagal (McMangle) of Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, ca. 1824...

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(on behalf of JS and High Council), 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 William Thompson, Peoria, IL, 2 Nov. 1839; in Oliver Cowdery, diary, 1836 January–March (High Council record), pp. 29-30; handwriting of Henry G. Sherwood

20 Apr. 1785–24 Nov. 1867. Surveyor. Born at Kingsbury, Washington Co., New York. Son of Newcomb Sherwood and a woman whose maiden name was Tolman (first name unidentified). Married first Jane J. McManagal (McMangle) of Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, ca. 1824...

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