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Declaration of Belief, circa August 1835 [D&C 134]

the earth, and warn the righteous to save themselves from the corruption of the world; but we do not believe it right to interfere with bond-servants, neither preach the gospel to, nor baptize

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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them, contrary to the will and wish of their masters, nor to meddle with, or influence them in the least to cause them to be dissatisfied with their situations in this life, thereby jeopardizing the lives of men: such interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the peace of every Government allowing human beings to be held in servitude. [p. 254]
the earth, and warn the righteous to save themselves from the  corruption of the world; but we do not believe it right to inter fere with bond-servants, neither preach the gospel to, nor bap tize

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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them, contrary to the will and wish of their masters, nor  to meddle with, or influence them in the least to cause them  to be dissatisfied with their situations in this life, thereby jeop ardizing the lives of men: such interference we believe to be  unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the peace of every Gov ernment allowing human beings to be held in servitude. [p. 254]
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Declaration of Belief, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, ca. Aug. 1835; in Doctrine and Covenants, 1835 ed., pp. 252–254.

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