Petition from John Hammond and Others, 18 October 1842

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October the 18th 1842
To the Honorable President Joseph Smith and High Counselors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the City of
WE the under signed Subscribers members of the aforesaid Church belonging the Union Branch at Goldens Point do petition Your most honorable body with president Smith also to grant unto us the privilege of Organizing a new or in other <​words​> Set us of[f] in to a new branch in cluding all <​who​> live in the following boundary to wit
Beginning at the so as to include Br. Luce and running East so <​as​> to exclude Jn Manfest’s place Continuing Easterly so as to in clude John Egbert and Joseph Curtis thence South 4 miles thence West to the So as to include the brethren at Montabello thence North to the beginning. We the under signed petitioners praying the for favour of the most honorable and dignified high Councelors at do hereby certify that this arrangement would be greatly to our advantage and convenience wherefore we subscribe our selves
Your humble petitioners and obedient servants
John Hammond
we forward our petition by one of Bishop Evans’s Councilors
Elder Eveline Couwnover
Aaron H. Golden Priest A. W. Davis Elder
Nancy Golden Pheby Davis
Emely Parks Frances Williams
Kissiah Brunson Alexander Williams Elder
M B Walton Elder Jesse Spurgin priest
Hannah Walton Lydia Spurgin
Isaac Walton Susanna Spurgin
Sarah Stephenson H Priest
J L Harvey James Mc.minds elder
Sarah Harvey Ann Mc.minds
Lewis Harvey Benjamin Denton
Elizabeth Harvey
P W Cownover Teacher
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October the 18th 1842
To the Honorable President Joseph Smith and High Counselors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the City of
WE the under signed Subscribers members of the aforesaid Church belonging the Union Branch at Goldens Point do petition Your most honorable body with president Smith also to grant unto us the privilege of Organizing a new or in other words Set us off in to a new branch in cluding all who live in the following boundary to wit
Beginning at the so as to include Br. Luce and running East so as to exclude Jn Manfest’s place Continuing Easterly so as to in clude John Egbert and Joseph Curtis thence South 4 miles thence West to the So as to include the brethren at Montabello thence North to the beginning. We the under signed petitioners praying for favour of the most honorable and dignified high Councelors at do hereby certify that this arrangement would be greatly to our advantage and convenience wherefore we subscribe our selves
Your humble petitioners and obedient servants
John Hammond
we forward our petition by one of Bishop Evans’s Councilors
Elder Eveline Couwnover
Aaron H. Golden Priest A. W. Davis Elder
Nancy Golden Pheby Davis
Emely Parks Frances Williams
Kissiah Brunson Alexander Williams Elder
M B Walton Elder Jesse Spurgin priest
Hannah Walton Lydia Spurgin
Isaac Walton Susanna Spurgin
Sarah Stephenson H Priest
J L Harvey James Mc.minds elder
Sarah Harvey Ann Mc.minds
Lewis Harvey Benjamin Denton
Elizabeth Harvey
P W Cownover Teacher
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