Poem from William W. Phelps, January 1843
William W. Phelps, Poem, to JS,
17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...View Full BioNauvoo, Hancock Co., IL, Jan. 1843; in Times and Seasons (Nauvoo, IL), 1 Feb. 1843, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 81–82.
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...More Info