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Memorial to High Council, 18 June 1840

Your Memorialist would further represent that as Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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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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is conversant with the affairs of the City plot, he thinks that he would be a suitable person to act as Clerk in that business and attend to the desposing of the remaining lots &c &c
Your Memorialist would take this opportunity of congratulating your Honorable body on the peace and Harmony which exists in the Church

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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and for the good feelings which Seem to be manifest by all the Saints— and hopes that in as much as every one devotes themselves for the good of the church and the spread of the Kingdom that the Choisest blessings of Heaven will be poured upon us, and that the Glory of the Lord will overshadow the inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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of the Saints
Joseph Smith Jr
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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June 18th. 1840 [p. [3]]
Your Memorialist would further represent that  as Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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H[enry] 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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is conversant with  the affairs of the City plot, he thinks that he  would be a suitable person to act as Clerk  in that business and attend to the desposing  of the remaining lots &c &c
Your Memorialist would take this  opportunity of congratulating your Honorable  body on the peace and Harmony which exists  in the Church

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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and for the good feelings which  Seem to be manifest by all the Saints—  and hopes that in as much as every one  devotes themselves for the good of the church  and the spread of the Kingdom that the  Choisest blessings of Heaven will be poured  upon us, and that the Glory of the Lord  will overshadow the inheritances

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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of the  Saints
Joseph Smith Jr
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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June 18th. 1840 [p. [3]]
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JS, Memorial, 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 Nauvoo High Council, 18 June 1840; handwriting of 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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; 3 pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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