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Discourse, 19 July 1840

ation of a great and high watch Tower and then shall they begin to say within themselves what need hath my Lord of this tower seeing this is a time of peace &c—
Then the Enemy shall come as a thief in the night and scatter the servants abroad when the seed of these 12 Olive trees are scattered abroad they will wake up the Nations of the whole Earth Even this Nation will, be on the very verge of crumbling to peices and tumbling to the ground and when the constitution is upon the brink of ruin this people will be the Staff upon which the Nation shall [p. [12]]
[a]tion of a great and high wa tch Tower and then shall  they begin to say within them selves what need hath my  Lord of this tower seeing this  is a time of peace &c—
Then the Enemy shall brak come  as a thief in the night and  scatter the servants abroad  when the seed of these 12 Olive  trees are scattered abroad they  will wake up the Nations of  the whole Earth Even this  Nation will, be on the very verge  of crumbling to peices and tum bling to the ground and when  the constitution is upon the brink  of ruin this people will be the  Staff up[on] which the Nation shall [p. [12]]
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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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