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Letterbook 2

Isaac Galland to JS and Others • 24 July 1839

Chillicothe July 24th 1839
My very dear friends
After a journey of 9 days we reached this city in health and safety, No very remarkable incident occurred during our voyage excepting that we were very near being capsised on our passage from Cincinnatti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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to Portsmouth by a tornado, which rendered the Boat unmanageable and at the moment she was completely turned upon her beam ends and about to go over, bottom upwards, she struck the shore broadside, and soon afterwards began to right up again. Our voyage was rather pleasant than otherwise. I find the public mind awfully abused in relation both to the doctrines as well as manners and morals of the latter day Saints

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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We had on board as far as St Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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, a gentleman from Delaware a Mr [Arnold] Naudain late a Senator in congress from that State, I had some conversation with him, to whom also I sold one copy of The Book of Mormon He is a gentleman of very pleasant manners— And of good moral principles and I was much pleased with the uncompromising aversion which he manifested in his address on the 4th Inst towards all mobs, and lawless acts of violence; he expressed the most painful apprehensions for the fate of our present form of government, and entreated every individual who had the least love for his country, or wish for its perpetuity; to rally to the support of the majesty of its laws. And to use his influence in suppressing insubordination and lawlessness in whatever they may present themselves.
I heard of Elder Green at Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, but do not know whether he was there at that time or not. I have not yet done anything, except to vindicate the truth wherever I have heard it assailed, and on suitable occasions to introduce the subject as a topic of conversation
I have had several very friendly tho’ rather argumentative interviews with a Dr Carpenter of this city who seems entirely absorbed in the doctrines of Emanuel Swedenburg— I have conceded to him, that it is not impossible but that the Lord did reveal those spiritual interpretations of the scriptures to Swedenborg of which he asserts, but if so, it was certainly done to shame the metaphisical follies of the mother of harlots and her daughters who had as well in the age in which the Baron wrote his metaphisical theology, as in the present age, ran to the most extravagant lengths of philosophising religion and obscuring every truth in the gospel, and the axioms of common sense; hence that they should have those follies to their full, like the hebrews who murmured in the wilderness for flesh, that they should be gorged with it, that they might die with it between their teeth— their [p. 70]

Isaac Galland to JS and Others • 24 July 1839

Chillicothe July 24th 1839
My very dear friends
After a journey of 9 days we reached this city in  health and safety, No very remarkable incident occurred during our voyage  excepting that we were very near being capsised on our passage from Cincin natti

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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to Portsmouth by a tornado, which rendered the Boat unmanageable  and at the moment she was completely turned upon her beam ends and  about to go over, bottom upwards, she struck the shore broadside, and  soon afterwards began to right up again. Our voyage was rather pleasant  than otherwise. I find the public mind awfully abused in relation both  to the doctrines as well as manners and morals of the latter day Saints

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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We had on board as far as St Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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, a gentleman from  Delaware a Mr [Arnold] Naudain late a Senator in congress from that State, I had  some conversation with him, to whom also I sold one copy of The Book of Mormon  He is a gentleman of very pleasant manners— And of good moral principles  and I was much pleased with the uncompromising aversion which he man ifested in his address on the 4th Inst towards all mobs, and lawless acts of  violence; he expressed the most painful apprehensions for the fate of our  present form of government, and entreated every individual who had the  least love for his country, or wish for its perpetuity; to rally round to the  support of the majesty of its laws. And to use his influence in suppressing  insubordination and lawlessness in whatever they may present themselves.
I heard of Elder Green at Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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, but do not know whether  he was there at that time or not. I have not yet done anything, except  to vindicate the truth wherever I have heard it assailed, and on suitable  occasions to introduce the subject as a topic of conversation
I have had several very friendly tho’ rather argumentative inter views with a Dr Carpenter of this city who seems entirely absorbed in the  doctrines of Emanuel Swedenburg— I have conceded to him, that  it is not impossible but that the Lord did reveal those spiritual interpretations  of the scriptures to Swedenborg of which he asserts, but if so, it was certainly  done to shame the metaphisical follies of the mother of harlots and her dau ghters who had as well in the age in which the Baron wrote his metaphisical  theology, as in the present age, ran to the most extravagant lengths of  philosophising religion and obscuring every truth in the gospel, and the  axioms of common sense; hence that they should have those follies to their  full, like the hebrews who murmured in the wilderness for flesh, that they  might <should> be So gorged with it, and <that they might> die with it between their teeth— their [p. 70]
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, and George Walker; 238 leaves, 245 pages of letters, plus 26 pages of index and 83 pages of company records for Rigdon, Smith, & Co.; JS Collection, CHL.
Note: This book was originally used as a ledger, then turned over and repurposed as a letterbook. The ledger portion will be posted on this website at a later date.

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