John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

John Corrill, “Brief History,” Manuscript, circa 1838–1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 15

<Chap. 15.>
<Debts how paid. Difficulty in the church. Smith  and visits the church. Presidency changed.  Dissenters withdrew. Removal to . New  town commenced called .  Feelings produced. Boasting. Settlement of .>
In order to pay the debts in and elsewhere, many of the church  in turned out their farms  and strip[p]ed themselves of property, and  took orders on the in  and in their poverty followed Smith  and to as soon as  practicable. Some of the dissenters  came also, and notwithstanding they  affected a sort of reconciliation of their  difficulties, yet it was plain that hard  feelings existed. and   had served as presidents  of the church in the upper country from  the time they came from , but  sometime in the winter of 1836 & ’7, a  difficulty arose between them and the  church on account of their having  enterd the town plot and some othr  lands in their own names: but  that upon on an investigation of the  matter they gave the town plot [p. [48]]

Chapter 15

Chap. 15.
Debts how paid. Difficulty in the church. Smith and visits the church. Presidency changed. Dissenters withdrew. Removal to . New town commenced called . Feelings produced. Boasting. Settlement of .
In order to pay the debts in and elsewhere, many of the church in turned out their farms and stripped themselves of property, took orders on the in and in their poverty followed Smith and to as soon as practicable. Some of the dissenters came also, and notwithstanding they affected a sort of reconciliation of their difficulties, yet it was plain that hard feelings existed. and had served as presidents of the church in the upper country from the time they came from , but sometime in the winter of 1836 & ’7, a difficulty arose between them and the church on account of their having enterd the town plot and some othr lands in their own names: but on an investigation of the matter they gave the town plot [p. [48]]
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