Letterbook 2

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  • Historical Introduction
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Directions from Benjamin Winchester • June 1839

Miscellaneous.
Directions to persons wishing to come to the Church of  Latter Day Saints in .
Come to , then  enquire for Burdentown, N. J; Then for Upper Freehold township  Monmouth Co N, J, then for .
Direct Letters to New Egypt, Monmouth Co N. J
June 1839

Report from United States Surveyor for Iowa Territory • no date

Bro Rogers’ Minutes
Liberty Jail Clay County, Mo
The Surveyor for the  was at and held a council with the brethren and others  And let them know that there was a tract of land in the contain ing Sixty Townships without a single inhabitant, and the he the Sur veyor would go with any of the Church that the Council would appoint for  that purpose; And that he would spend as much time with them as they wished  in order to find a location, and in case such Committee should think that  the location would suit, he would proceed forthwith, and survey the  whole tract and then he will have a petition drawn to Congress, requesting that  the entire tract be given to our people, And that he will guarantee that the  Governor and all the inhabitants of the will sign the same such  petition. And it is the opinion of , should we as a people send  a memorial setting forth the sufferings and wrongs of our people in  that there would be no doubt but that we should succeed, therefore for this  end we tender these things. The Committee chosen and vested with the  power that is stated in the proceedings of the meeting in .

Minutes • 9 March 1839

At a Meeting held at the Committee Room in the City of , Illinois  at Two oclock P M on the 9th. March 1839, pursuant to previous appointment.
It was moved by & Seconded, that be called to Chair & he was unanimously appointed.
was then appointed Clerk by vote.—
then applied for spoke as to the members of the Committee [p. 48]

Directions from Benjamin Winchester • June 1839

Miscellaneous.
Directions to persons wishing to come to the Church of Latter Day Saints in .
Come to , then enquire for Burdentown, N. J; Then for Upper Freehold township Monmouth Co N, J, then for .
Direct Letters to New Egypt, Monmouth Co N. J
June 1839

Report from United States Surveyor for Iowa Territory • no date

Bro Rogers’ Minutes
Liberty Jail Clay County, Mo
The Surveyor for the was at and held a council with the brethren and others And let them know that there was a tract of land in the containing Sixty Townships without a single inhabitant, and the he the Surveyor would go with any of the Church that the Council would appoint for that purpose; And that he would spend as much time with them as they wished in order to find a location, and in case such Committee should think that the location would suit, he would proceed forthwith, and survey the whole tract and then he will have a petition drawn to Congress, requesting that the entire tract be given to our people, And that he will guarantee that the Governor and all the inhabitants of the will sign such petition. And it is the opinion of , should we as a people send a memorial setting forth the sufferings and wrongs of our people in that there would be no doubt but that we should succeed, therefore for this end we tender these things. The Committee chosen and vested with the power that is stated in the proceedings of the meeting in .

Minutes • 9 March 1839

At a Meeting held at the Committee Room in the City of , Illinois at Two oclock P M on the 9th. March 1839, pursuant to previous appointment.
It was moved by & Seconded, that be called to Chair & he was unanimously appointed.
was then appointed Clerk by vote.—
spoke as to the members of the Committee [p. 48]
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