Letter from J. B. Nicholson, 25 January 1842

J. B. Nicholson, Letter, Philadelphia

Port city founded as Quaker settlement by William Penn, 1681. Site of signing of Declaration of Independence and drafting of U.S. Constitution. Nation’s capital city, 1790–1800. Population in 1830 about 170,000; in 1840 about 260,000; and in 1850 about 410...

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, PA, to JS, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 25 Jan. 1842; handwriting of J. B. Nicholson; one page; Helen Vilate Bourne Fleming Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.