185 years ago today - Mar 31, 1838

Henry Root and David Thomas, owners of land in DeWitt, Carroll county write Joseph, proposing a Mormon settlement on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Grand Missouri rivers. It would be a convenient location for a port. The first Mormons arrived in July. Several hundred Canadian Saints under John E. Page arrived in September, but all were expelled in October.

[Kenney, Scott, Saints Without Halos, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://web.archive.org/web/20120805163534/saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml]

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