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
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 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
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 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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