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Minutes, 24 September 1835

September 24th 1835 This day the high council

A governing body of twelve high priests. The first high council was organized in Kirtland, Ohio, on 17 February 1834 “for the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the Church, or the bishop...

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met at my house to take into consideration the redeemtion of Zion

The name of the spring 1834 military expedition from Kirtland, Ohio, to Clay County, Missouri. It later came to be known as “Zion’s Camp.” This relief expedition, appointed by revelation and led by JS, consisted of about two hundred armed but largely untrained...

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and it was the voice of the spirit of the Lord that we petition to the Governer

14 Jan. 1790–25 July 1844. Farmer, tavern owner, businessman, investor, lawyer, politician. Born near Greenville, Greenville District, South Carolina. Son of Joseph Dunklin Jr. and Sarah Margaret Sullivan. Moved to what became Caldwell Co., Kentucky, 1806...

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that is those who have been driven out should do so to be set back on their Lands next spring and we go next season to live or dy in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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we truly had a good time and Covenanted to strugle for this thing utill [until] death shall desolve this union and if one falls that the rest be not discouraged but pesue [pursue] this object untill it is acomplished which may God grant unto us in the name of Christ our Lord
September 24th 1835
This day drew up an Article of inrollment for the redemtion of Zion that we may obtain volenteers to go next Spring to Mo [Missouri]

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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I ask God in the name of Jesus that we may obtain Eight hundred men or one thousand well armed and that they may acomplish this great work even so Amen—— [p. 2]
September 24th 1835  This day the high cou ncil

A governing body of twelve high priests. The first high council was organized in Kirtland, Ohio, on 17 February 1834 “for the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the Church, or the bishop...

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met at my house to take into consid e[r]ation the redeemtion of Zion

The name of the spring 1834 military expedition from Kirtland, Ohio, to Clay County, Missouri. It later came to be known as “Zion’s Camp.” This relief expedition, appointed by revelation and led by JS, consisted of about two hundred armed but largely untrained...

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and it was  the voice of the spirit of the Lord that we  petition to the Governer

14 Jan. 1790–25 July 1844. Farmer, tavern owner, businessman, investor, lawyer, politician. Born near Greenville, Greenville District, South Carolina. Son of Joseph Dunklin Jr. and Sarah Margaret Sullivan. Moved to what became Caldwell Co., Kentucky, 1806...

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that is those who  have been driven out <should> to do so to be set   back on their Lands next spring and we  go next season to live or dy to this end so  the dy is cast in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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we  truly had a good time and Covena[n]ted  to strugle for this thing utill [until] death  shall desolve this union and if one falls  that the rest be not discouraged  but pesue [pursue] this object untill it is acom plished which may God grant u[n]to us  in the name of Christ our Lord
September 24th 1835
This day drew up an  Article of inrollment for the redemtion of  Zion that we may obtain volenteers to go we  next Spring <to Mo [Missouri]

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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> I ask God in the name of Jesus  that we may obtain Eight hundred men  <or one thousand> well armed and that they may acomplish  this great work even so Amen—— [p. 2]
Minutes, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 24 Sept. 1835; handwriting of JS; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, p. 2; JS Collection, CHL.

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