Discourse, 6 April 1837

gospel, to sacirfice their time, their tal ents, their good name and jeopardize  their lives, and in addition to this, they  were to build a house for the Lord,  and prepare for the gathering of the  saints.
Thus it was easy to see this must in volve them. They had no temporal  means in the beginning commensurate  with such an undertaking, but this  work must be done, this place had to  be built up. He further remarked that  it must yet be built up, that more hous es must be built. He observed that  large contracts had been entered into  for land on all sides where our enemies  had signed away their right. We are  indebted to them to be sure, but our  brethren abroad have only to come  with their money, take these eontracts [contracts],  relieve their brethren of the pecuniary  embarrassments under which they now  labor, and procure for themselves a  peaceable place of rest among us. He  then closed at about 4 P. M. by utter ing a prophesy saying this place must  be built up, and would be built up, and  that every brother that would take hold  and help secure and discharge those  contracts that had been made, should  be rich. [p. 488]
JS, discourse, Kirtland, OH, 6 Apr. 1837; Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, Apr. 1837, pp. 487–8.