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Discourse, 19 July 1840

peace but the Nations of the Earth will be at war:
our cry from the 1st has been for peace and we will continue pleading like the Widow at the feet of the unjust judge but we may plead at the feet of Magistrates and at the feet of Judges At the feet of Governors and at the feet of senators & at the feet of Presidents for 8 years it will be of no avail we shall find no favor in any of the courts of this government
The redemption of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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is the redemption of all N & S America and those 12 stake

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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must be built up before the redemption of Zion can take place and those who refuse to gather [p. [10]]
peace but the Nations of the Earth  will be at war:
our cry from the 1st has been  for peace and we will cont inue pleading like the Widow  at the feet of the unjust judge  but we may plead at the feet of  Magistrates and at the feet of  Judges At the feet of Governors  and at the feet of senators &  at the feet of the Pre[s]idents for  8 years it will be of no  avail we shall find no favor  in any <of the> courts of this government
The redemption of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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is the re demption of all N & S Amer ica and those 12 stake

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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must  be built up before the redem ption of Zion can take place  and those who refuse to gather [p. [10]]
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JS, Discourse, 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, 19 July 1840; handwriting of Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; Martha Jane Coray notebook, pp. [9–22], CHL.

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