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Times and Seasons, 15 February 1842

the agents and friends of the Times and Seasons will exert themselves to support the press; knowing that while it is under the supervision of him whom God has chosen to lead his people in the last days, all things will go right.
With these brief remarks, and a bosom filled with kind and grateful feelings towards all my friends, I will say to the patrons of the Times, Farewell.
Ebenezer ROBINSON

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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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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, Feb. 15, 1842.
 
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TO SUBSCRIBERS.
It will be noticed in the above communication of our much respected friend, Ebenezer Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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, Esq. that the paper is no longer printed, and published by that gentleman; but that it has fallen to our lot to issue this valuable and interesting periodical, and to take the Editorial chair.
We esteem our predecessor for the honorable course that he has taken in the defence of righteousness, and in the support of truth. He has done honor to the cause he espoused; he has stood firm in the day of adversity; and when foes frowned, and persecution raged, in the midst of pecuniary embarassments, (growing out of our persecutions in 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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,) he hss boldly, and nobly, stood in the cause of freedom, of liberty, and of God; he has gone forward with a steady course; he has stemmed every torrent, braved every danger, and borne down all opposition: and amidst accumulated difflculties, truth has triumphed, error and misrepresentation has been frowned down; and bigotry, superstition, and ignorance have hid their hoary heads iu shame.
The “Times and Seasons” is now read with interest in almost every city throughout the length, and breadth of this vast republic,—it has crossed the great Atlantic; and through it multitudes of the inhabitants of England are made acquainted with what is transpiring in the far famed “West.”
We siucerely give Mr. Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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this meed of praise and as he is now retiring from the field, crown him with those laurels which under God he has fairly, and honorably won.
As it regards ourselves we have very little to say, but shall leave it for the future to unfold; and for a discerning public to judge. The important events that are daily transpiring around us; the rapid advance of truth; the many communications that we are receiving, daily, from elders abroad; both in this country, in England, from the continent of Europe, and other parts of the world; the convulsed state of the nations; the epistles and teachings of the Twelve; and the revelations which we are receiving from the most High, will ho doubt furnish us with material to make this paper interesting to all who read it, and whilst we solicit the patronage, and support of our friends, we pray that the God of Israel may inspire our hearts with understanding and direct our pen in truth. Ed.
 
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LETTER FROM James BLAKESLEE
For the Times and Seasons.
Utica, N. Y. Jan. 10th 1842.
Dear Br. Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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:—Feeling very anxious to hear of the welfare of Zion in this place, and also of the prosperity of her noble sons, who have been especially commissioned in these last days, to proclaim her law, the everlasting gospel, to every nation under heaven. And as we have no other means of hearing from Zion, and her stakes, at present, save through the medium of your semi-monthly paper, the “Times and Seasons;” and as we have received none of them, since the 2d no. of the 3d vol., I sit down at this time to communicate with you through the medium of the mail.
Br. John H. Blanchard of Delta, Oneida co. N. Y., has never received any of his papers as yet, and those directed to this city have stopped likewise; and also Mr. Atwell’s of Schuyler has stopped. We should be very glad indeed to have the papers continued if consistent.
I have been preaching in this city, and region round about ever since the fore part of August last, with some success. I have baptized 26, in this city, and region, and have organized a branch of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in this place of 38 members, in good fellowship, and strong in the faith of the New Covenant, we have had no particular excitement in this city as yet, my congregation has not been large as a general thing but very attentive indeed; and considering the pride, and popularity of this city, and the numerous sects of Christians, &c., I have no cause of complaint, for many are enquiring in this city, and region, and I think I can say with a good degree of propriety that Mormonism (so called) is gaining friends daily; not only in the city, but in the region round about. Since I commenced preaching in this city, I have spent much time in other places. I have visited the Little Falls twice, a place 22 miles distant, by request of the people of that place, and preached several times, the people heard with attention, [p. 696]
the agents and friends of the Times and Seasons  will exert themselves to support the press; know ing that while it is under the supervision of him  whom God has chosen to lead his people in the  last days, all things will go right.
With these brief remarks, and a bosom filled  with kind and grateful feelings towards all my  friends, I will say to the patrons of the Times,  Farewell.
E[benezer] ROBINSON

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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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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, Feb. 15, 1842.
 
————
TO SUBSCRIBERS.
It will be noticed in the above communication  of our much respected friend, E[benezer] Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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, Esq.  that the paper is no longer printed, and publish ed by that gentleman; but that it has fallen to  our lot to issue this valuable and interesting pe riodical, and to take the Editorial chair.
We esteem our predecessor for the honorable  course that he has taken in the defence of right eousness, and in the support of truth. He has  done honor to the cause he espoused; he has  stood firm in the day of adversity; and when  foes frowned, and persecution raged, in the  midst of pecuniary embarassments, (growing  out of our persecutions in 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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,) he hss  boldly, and nobly, stood in the cause of free dom, of liberty, and of God; he has gone for ward with a steady course; he has stemmed ev ery torrent, braved every danger, and borne  down all opposition: and amidst accumulated  difflculties, truth has triumphed, error and mis representation has been frowned down; and big otry, superstition, and ignorance have hid their  hoary heads iu shame.
The “Times and Seasons” is now read with  interest in almost every city throughout the  length, and breadth of this vast republic,—it  has crossed the great Atlantic; and through it  multitudes of the inhabitants of England are  made acquainted with what is transpiring in  the far famed “West.”
We siucerely give Mr. Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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this meed of  praise and as he is now retiring from the field,  crown him with those laurels which under God  he has fairly, and honorably won.
As it regards ourselves we have very little to  say, but shall leave it for the future to unfold;  and for a discerning public to judge. The im portant events that are daily transpiring around  us; the rapid advance of truth; the many com munications that we are receiving, daily, from  elders abroad; both in this country, in England,  from the continent of Europe, and other parts  of the world; the convulsed state of the na tions; the epistles and teachings of the Twelve;  and the revelations which we are receiving from  the most High, will ho doubt furnish us with  material to make this paper interesting to all  who read it, and whilst we solicit the patronage,  and support of our friends, we pray that the  God of Israel may inspire our hearts with un derstanding and direct our pen in truth. Ed.
 
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LETTER FROM J[ames] BLAKESLEE
For the Times and Seasons.
Utica, N. Y. Jan. 10th 1842.
Dear Br. Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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:—Feeling very  anxious to hear of the welfare of Zion in  this place, and also of the prosperity of  her noble sons, who have been especially  commissioned in these last days, to pro claim her law, the everlasting gospel, to  every nation under heaven. And as we  have no other means of hearing from Zi on, and her stakes, at present, save  through the medium of your semi-month ly paper, the “Times and Seasons;” and  as we have received none of them, since  the 2d no. of the 3d vol., I sit down at  this time to communicate with you through  the medium of the mail.
Br. John H. Blanchard of Delta, Onei da co. N. Y., has never received any of  his papers as yet, and those directed to  this city have stopped likewise; and also  Mr. Atwell’s of Schuyler has stopped.  We should be very glad indeed to have  the papers continued if consistent.
I have been preaching in this city, and  region round about ever since the fore  part of August last, with some success.  I have baptized 26, in this city, and re gion, and have organized a branch of the  church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day  Saints in this place of 38 members, in  good fellowship, and strong in the faith of  the New Covenant, we have had no par ticular excitement in this city as yet, my  congregation has not been large as a gen eral thing but very attentive indeed; and  considering the pride, and popularity of  this city, and the numerous sects of Chris tians, &c., I have no cause of complaint,  for many are enquiring in this city, and  region, and I think I can say with a good  degree of propriety that Mormonism (so  called) is gaining friends daily; not only  in the city, but in the region round about.  Since I commenced preaching in this  city, I have spent much time in other pla ces. I have visited the Little Falls twice,  a place 22 miles distant, by request of the  people of that place, and preached sever al times, the people heard with attention, [p. 696]
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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), 15 Feb. 1842, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 687–702.
Note: Though this issue was the beginning of JS’s editorship of the Times and Seasons, he did not actually begin direct supervision of the newspaper until the following issue. See “To Subscribers” in the 1 Mar. 1842 issue.

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