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Letter from Edward Hunter, 10 February 1842

West nantmeal Township Chester Co. Pa
February 10th 1842—
Presndt Joseph Smith—
Beloved Brother— I receivd your letter of the 5th of January & rejoice in hearing of the welfare of the Inhabitants of 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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and am well pleased that the goods have arived safe the Amount of them and the money paid Brother Potter, for transportation is Dolls 2533.86 Cents— the 90 Acres of Wood land and the 40 If you can purchace I shall feel much obliged— The Power of Attorney could not be recorded in the office in consequence of it not being certifyed by the president Judge— The Language of the recorder is such he wrote it down in these words, Acknowledged before a president Judge of any court (of sd. state) and Certifyed by the Clerk under seal of the state or Court— The law reads thus togather with the certificate of the President Judge of the court of the County or district as the case may be— The power of attorney was good and correct excepting the acknowledgment of a Judge— the form was correct & would been recorded only for this error— Mr Gest says he can get D 1000. Thousand Dollars immediately the other money he says he thinks it will take some time to collect but will get it as soon as he can, he appeared willing to let me have the money if the power could be recorded— Brother Wm. Stanley & myself

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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purposes taking one or Two Steam Enjines out to 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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in the spring, I have sold one of my Farms the other I do not know whether I can sell it, the money matters is in a dreadfull situation Banks are breaking Continually— I intend sending out 400. Four hundred Dollars for the erection of the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, & Four hundred $400. Dollars for Stock in Nauvoo Hous

JS revelation, dated 19 Jan. 1841, instructed Saints to build boarding house for travelers and immigrants. Construction of planned three-story building to be funded by fifty-dollar shares. Cornerstone laid, 2 Oct. 1841, but building never completed beyond...

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West nantmeal Township Chester Co. Pa
February 10th 1842—
Presndt Joseph Smith—
Beloved Brother— I receivd your letter of the 5th of January & re joice in hearing of the welfare of the Inhabitants of 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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 and am well pleased that the goods have arived safe the  Amount of them and the money paid Brother Potter, for trans portation is <Dolls> 2533.86 Cents— the 90 Acres of Wood land and the  40 If you can purchace I shall feel much obliged— The Power  of Attorney could not be recorded in the office in consequence  of it not being certifyed by the president Judge— The Lan guage of the recorder is such he wrote it down in these words,  Acknowledged before a president Judge of any court (of sd. state)  and Certifyed by the Clerk under seal of the state or Court—  The law reads thus togather with the certificate of the  President Judge of the court of the County or district as the  case may be— The power of attorney was good and correct  excepting the acknowledgment of a Judge— the form was correct  & would been recorded only for this error— Mr Gest says he can  get <D> 1000. Thousand Dollars immediately the other money he says  he thinks it will take some time to collect but will get it as  soon as he can, he appeared willing to let me have the money  if the power could be recorded— Brother Wm. Stanley & myself

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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 purposes taking one or Two Steam Enjines out to 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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in  the spring, I have sold one of my Farms & the other I do not  know whether I can sell it, the money matters is in a dread full situation Banks are breaking Continually— I intend  sending out 400. <Four hundred> Dollars for the erection of the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, & Four hun dred <$400.> Dollars for Stock in Nauvoo Hous

JS revelation, dated 19 Jan. 1841, instructed Saints to build boarding house for travelers and immigrants. Construction of planned three-story building to be funded by fifty-dollar shares. Cornerstone laid, 2 Oct. 1841, but building never completed beyond...

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I would like to send [p. [1]]
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Edward Hunter

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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, Letter, West Nantmeal, PA, to JS, 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, 10 Feb. 1842; handwriting of Edward Hunter

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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