History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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<January 2> such purposes to send them to this place; so that not only this place might  be benefited, but that the Books might come out under your immediate  inspection. I am afraid some have been induced to tarry and assist   in these undertakings; and had made arrangements with to assist in liquidating the debts. I want a letter  from you Brother Joseph, as soon as possible, giving me all the instruction  you think necessary. I feel the burthen in your absence is great—   expresses a great desire to go to along with , who has promised to pay his and ’s expences, Would  you think it advisable for them to go or not? The High Council  met a few days ago, and took your second letter into consideration, and  passed some resolutions on the subject: appointed Committees to get  Certificates for land, and to get all other information they could—  some have gone to , and others to different places— We shall  forward from time to time the information you desire— You will  receive enclosed in this, a number of Duplicates for Land from   and others— The is frozen  up; the weather is very cold and a great quantity of Snow  is on the ground, and has been for some time. Your family  is in tolerable good health, excepting one or two having the chills  occasionally. desires me to inform you,  that Brothers and have drove into a  large quantity to Hogs. They are now engaged— in slaughtering  them. I think there will be a good deal of trade carried on  in this line another year, you may expect to hear from us soon again  I sent you a copy of the deposit I made to Holmes and Co. which I  hope you will receive safe. I am very affectionately— .
P.S. We have concluded not to send any duplicates in this letter.  The packages of duplicates will be directed to , thinking  they will come more safe to his address.”

3 January 1840 • Friday

<3> Friday 3rd. Presidents and went from Utica to Albany on  the Railway, and put up at the Railroad house—
“I hereby Certify that in the year 1838 I was residing in , Missouri  and while from home I was taken Prisoner in by the Militia, and kept under  Guard for six or eight days, in which time I was forced to sign a deed of trust,  after which — — — — — I was permitted to return home to my Family in  and found them — — — — — surrounded by an Armed force, with the rest of my  Neighbors, who were much frightened; The order from the Militia, was to leave  the within ten days, in which time my house was broken open, and many  Goods taken out by the Militia— we were not permitted to go from place  to place without a pass from the General, and on leaving the I received  a pass as follows, I permit to pass from to , and there remain during the Winter, and thence to pass out of the State  of — Signed Novr. 10. 1838 Reeves a Brig. General, in which time both me [p. 1007]
January 2 such purposes to send them to this place; so that not only this place might be benefited, but that the Books might come out under your immediate inspection. I am afraid some have been induced to tarry and assist in these undertakings; and had made arrangements with to assist in liquidating the debts. I want a letter from you Brother Joseph, as soon as possible, giving me all the instruction you think necessary. I feel the burthen in your absence is great— expresses a great desire to go to along with , who has promised to pay his and ’s expences, Would you think it advisable for them to go or not? The High Council met a few days ago, and took your second letter into consideration, and passed some resolutions on the subject: appointed Committees to get Certificates for land, and to get all other information they could— some have gone to , and others to different places— We shall forward from time to time the information you desire— You will receive enclosed in this, a number of Duplicates for Land from and others— The is frozen up; the weather is very cold and a great quantity of Snow is on the ground, and has been for some time. Your family is in tolerable good health, excepting one or two having the chills occasionally. desires me to inform you, that Brothers and have drove into a large quantity to Hogs. They are now engaged— in slaughtering them. I think there will be a good deal of trade carried on in this line another year, you may expect to hear from us soon again I sent you a copy of the deposit I made to Holmes and Co. which I hope you will receive safe. I am very affectionately— .
P.S. We have concluded not to send any duplicates in this letter. The packages of duplicates will be directed to , thinking they will come more safe to his address.”

3 January 1840 • Friday

3 Friday 3rd. Presidents and went from Utica to Albany on the Railway, and put up at the Railroad house—
“I hereby Certify that in the year 1838 I was residing in , Missouri and while from home I was taken Prisoner in by the Militia, and kept under Guard for six or eight days, in which time I was forced to sign a deed of trust, after which — — — — — I was permitted to return home to my Family in and found them — — — — — surrounded by an Armed force, with the rest of my Neighbors, who were much frightened; The order from the Militia, was to leave the within ten days, in which time my house was broken open, and many Goods taken out by the Militia— we were not permitted to go from place to place without a pass from the General, and on leaving the I received a pass as follows, I permit to pass from to , and there remain during the Winter, and thence to pass out of the State of — Signed Novr. 10. 1838 Reeves a Brig. General, in which time both me [p. 1007]
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