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Discourse, 19 July 1840

A few Item from a discourse delivered by Joseph Smith July 19— 1840
Read a chap in [Ezekiel] concluding with this saying and when all these things come to pass and Lo they will come then shall you know that a Prophet hath been among you
Afterwards read the parable of the 12 olive trees and said speaking of the Land of Zion It consists of all N. & S America but that any place where the Saints gather is Zion which every righteous man will build up for a place of safety for his children The olive trees are 12 stakes

The ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to...

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which are yet to be built not the Temple

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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in Jackson [County, Missouri]

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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as some suppose for while the 12 stakes are being built we will be at [p. [9]]
A few Item from a discourse  delivered by Joseph Smith  July 19— 1840
Read a chap in [Ezekiel] concluding  with this saying and when all these  things come to pass and Lo they will  come then shall you know that  a Prophet hath been among you
Afterwards read the parable of  the 12 olive trees and said speak ing of the Land of Zion that It  consisted consists of all N. & S America  but that any place where the  Saints gather is Zion which every  righteous man will build up  for a place of safety for his child ren that The olive trees are 12 stakes

The ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to...

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 which are yet to be built not  the Temple

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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in Jackson [County, Missouri]

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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as some sup pose for while the 12 olive stakes  are being built we will be at [p. [9]]
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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, 19 July 1840; handwriting of Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; Martha Jane Coray notebook, pp. [9–22], CHL.

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