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Discourse, 19 July 1840

I prophecy that pleasure parties shall come from England to see the Mamoth and like the Queen of Sheba shall say the half never was told them. School houses shall be built here and High schools shall be established and the great men of the earth shall send their sons here to board while they are receiving their education among us and even Noblemen shall crave the priviledge of educating their children with us and these poor saints shall chink in their pockets the money of these proud men received from such as come and dwell with us [p. [20]]
I prophecy that pleasure  parties shall come from  England to see the Mamoth  and like the Queen of Sheba  shall say the half never was  told them. School houses  shall be built here and High  schools shall be established  and the great men of the [earth] shall  send their sons here to board  while they are receiving their  education among us and  even Noblemen shall crave  the priviledge of educating  their children with us  and these poor saints  shall chink in their pock ets the money of these proud  men received from such  as come and dwell with us [p. [20]]
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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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