Discourse, 19 July 1840

peace but the Nations of the Earth  will be at war:
our cry from the 1st has been  for peace and we will cont inue pleading like the Widow  at the feet of the unjust judge  but we may plead at the feet of  Magistrates and at the feet of  Judges At the feet of Governors  and at the feet of senators &  at the feet of the Pre[s]idents for  8 years it will be of no  avail we shall find no favor  in any <of the> courts of this government
The redemption of Zion is the re demption of all N & S Amer ica and those 12 stake must  be built up before the redem ption of Zion can take place  and those who refuse to gather [p. [10]]
JS, discourse, Nauvoo, IL, 19 July 1840; handwriting of Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; Martha Jane Coray notebook, pp. [9–22], CHL.