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Letterbook 2

Stewards over the “revelations and commandments” of God have fallen” yet there are some standing to whom belongs and to them alone the work of publishing these Books I would be more particular on this subject in consequence of having information from Elder Parley P Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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of the intention of the Brethren in New York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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to publish the same. I would say be careful in this matter and do not take any steps in this affair unless you have authority from the propper source. I would also observe that my advise is to afford us all the assistance you possibly can in order the same may be printed in this place and that those and those alone may be responsible for the same into whose charge they were committed
I suppose it will be altogether unneccessary for me to press the subject on your attention; hoping that there exists a determination in the breasts of all the saints to hearken to council and to forward the work of the Lord by all their exertions
For the prosperity and advancement of the Gospel we have, after much tribulation, imprisonment & death, secured a footing once more and have organized the Church in this place, to which we shall welcome all those, who love the prosperity of Zion, and we give them a pressing invitation to such— to come and help us— “for the Lord of Hosts is with us— the God of Jacob is our refuge— therefore we will not fear though the mountains be cast into the midst of the sea
We are frequently receiving letters from our Brethren in Washington

Created as district for seat of U.S. federal government by act of Congress, 1790, and named Washington DC, 1791. Named in honor of George Washington. Headquarters of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of U.S. government relocated to Washington ...

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, who continue to be prospered in their mission and have gain them many friends
They solicit the prayers of all the Saints— that the authorities of the Nation

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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may be moved upon to do justice to a suffering and afflicted people
I am with great respect Yours in the bonds of the Gospel
Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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Stewards over the “revelations and commandments” of God  have fallen” yet there are some standing to whom belongs  and to them alone the work of publishing these Books  I would be more particular on this subject in consequence  of having information from Elder Parley P Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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of the inten tion of the Brethren in New York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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to publish the same. I  would say be careful in this matter and do not take any  steps in this affair unless you have authority from the  propper source. I would also observe that my advise is  to afford us all the assistance you possibly can in order  the same may be printed in this place and that those  and those alone may be responsible for the same into whose  charge they were committed
I suppose it will be altogether unneccessary for  me to press the subject on your attention; hoping that there  exists a determination in the breasts of all the saints to  hearken to council and to forward the work of the Lord  by all their exertions
For the prosperity and advancement of the Gospel  we have, after much tribulation, imprisonment & death,  secured a footing once more and have organized the  Church in this place, to which we shall welcome all  those, who love the prosperity of Zion, and we give them  a pressing invitation to such— to come and help us— “for  the Lord of Hosts is with us— the God of Jacob is our refuge—  therefore we will not fear though the mountains be cast  into the midst of the sea
We are frequently receiving letters from our Brethren  in Washington

Created as district for seat of U.S. federal government by act of Congress, 1790, and named Washington DC, 1791. Named in honor of George Washington. Headquarters of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of U.S. government relocated to Washington ...

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, who continue to be prospered in their mission  and have gain them many friends
They solicit the prayers of all the Saints— that the  authorities of the Nation

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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may be moved upon to do  justice to a suffering and afflicted people
I am with great respect  Yours in the bonds of the Gospel
Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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Letterbook 2, [1839–ca. summer 1843]; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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, James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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, 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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, Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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, John Fullmer

21 July 1807–8 Oct. 1883. Farmer, newsman, postmaster, teacher, merchant. Born at Huntington, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfass. Moved to Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, spring 1832. Married Mary Ann Price, 24 May 1837...

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, William Clayton

17 July 1814–4 Dec. 1879. Bookkeeper, clerk. Born at Charock Moss, Penwortham, Lancashire, England. Son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchley. Married Ruth Moon, 9 Oct. 1836, at Penwortham. Baptized into LDS church by Heber C. Kimball, 21 Oct. 1837, in River...

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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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