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Discourse, 30 July 1840

thursday 30th went to 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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attend fast and Prayer meeting for the purpose of Calling on the Lord to would pasify the elements &c that health may be restored to the Saints Joseph said that inasmuch as the Saints will leave of speaking Evil of one another and not speake Evil of the Seer

The Book of Mormon identified a seer as a “revelator, and a prophet also,” specifying, however, that a seer was “greater than a prophet.” A seer could “know of things which has past, and also of things which is to come.” The work of a seer included translation...

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which is Speaking Evil of the archangel or the holy Kees

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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which he held and the Archangel and if the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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would ceace from these Bickerings and murmuring and be of one mind the Lord would Visit them with health and Every needed good for said he this is the Voice of the Spirit. furthermore if the Saints are sick or have Sickness in their Families [p. [2]]
thursday 30th went to 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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attend fast and Prayer meeting for the  purpose of Calling on the Lord the <to> would pasify the elements  &c that health may be restored to the Saints Joseph said that  inasmuch as the Saints will leave of speaking Evil of one another  and not speake Evil of the Seer

The Book of Mormon identified a seer as a “revelator, and a prophet also,” specifying, however, that a seer was “greater than a prophet.” A seer could “know of things which has past, and also of things which is to come.” The work of a seer included translation...

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which <is> Speaking Evil of the ar[c]h angel or the holy Kees

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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which he held and the Archangel and if  the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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would ceace from these Bickerings and murmur ing and be of one mind the Lord would Visiting them with health  and Every needed good for said he this is the Voice of the Spirit. furt hermore <if> the Saints are sick or have Sickness in their Families [p. [2]]
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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, 30 July 1840; in John Smith, Journal, July 1840-Mar. 1841, pp. [2–3]; handwriting of John Smith

16 July 1781–23 May 1854. Farmer. Born at Derryfield (later Manchester), Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Member of Congregational Church. Appointed overseer of highways at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, 1810. Married...

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; John Smith, Papers, CHL.

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