Appendix 2, Document 2b. Writings and Characters Copied by Frederick G. Williams, circa Early to Mid-1830s
Writings and characters, [Kirtland, OH?, ca. early to mid-1830s]; English text in handwriting of
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...More InfoFrederick G. Williams; copied characters presumably also in
28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...View Full BioSingle leaf, measuring 12¾ × 8 inches (32 × 20 cm). The paper was folded multiple times. The entries and grouping of characters are separated by horizontal lines. The document was apparently in the custody of family by 1864, the date given on docketing on the verso. It was transferred to the Historian’s Office at an unknown time.
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