JS, Recommendation, for George A. Smith, Nauvoo,Before 21 April 1840 when the post office was changed from “Commerce” to “Nauvoo,” the Joseph Smith Papers refers to the town as “Commerce.” However, in this instance, the recommendation itself says “Nauvoo.” Hancock Co., IL

21 September 1839

  • 21 Sept. 1839; JS Collection, CHL; handwriting of James Mulholland; signature of JS.