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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presidency came to and began  to move things to their own notion;  many of the church had settled in   and to all appearance  lived as peacably with their neighbors  as people generally do. But not  long after Smith and arrived  in they went to and pitched upon a place  to build a town, was  already on the ground with his fam ily. They laid out a town and  began to settle it pretty rapidly.  Smith gave it the name of which he said was  formely given to a certain val[l]ey  where Adam previous to his d[e]ath  called his children together and  blessed them. The interpretation in  english is the Valey of God in which  Adam blessed his children. Many  of the church became elated with the  idea of settling in and round about  the new town, especially those who  had come from , as it was  designed more paticularly for them.  This stired up the people of  in some degree. They saw that if  this town built up rapidly it would  injure their seat, and  also that the Mormons would soon  overrun and rule the  and they did not like to live [p. 50]
presidency came to and began to move things to their own notion; many of the church had settled in and to all appearance lived as peacably with their neighbors as people generally do. But not long after Smith and arrived in they went to and pitched upon a place to build a town, was already on the ground with his family. They laid out a town and began to settle it pretty rapidly. Smith gave it the name of which he said was formely given to a certain valley where Adam previous to his death called his children together and blessed them. The interpretation in english is the Valey of God in which Adam blessed his children. Many of the church became elated with the idea of settling in and round about the new town, especially those who had come from , as it was designed more paticularly for them. This stired up the people of in some degree. They saw that if this town built up rapidly it would injure their seat, and also that the Mormons would soon overrun and rule the and they did not like to live [p. 50]
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