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Discourse, 27 March 1842, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

This was an interesting day. A large assembly met in the grove

Before partial completion of Nauvoo temple, all large meetings were held outdoors in groves located near east and west sides of temple site. Had portable stands for speakers. JS referred to area as “temple stand” due to its location on brow of hill.

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near the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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Br Amisa Amasa Lyman

30 Mar. 1813–4 Feb. 1877. Boatman, gunsmith, farmer. Born at Lyman, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Son of Boswell Lyman and Martha Mason. Baptized into LDS church by Lyman E. Johnson, 27 Apr. 1832. Moved to Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, May–June 1832. Ordained an...

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addressed the assembly & made many interesting remarks, He was followed by Joseph the Seer who made some edifying remarks concerning Baptism for the dead, He said the Bible supported the doctrin, “why are ye Baptized for the dead if the dead rise not &c” if their is one word of the Lord that supports the doctrin it is enough to mik make it a true doctrin Again if we can baptize a man in the Name of the Father of the Son & of the Holy Ghost for the remission of sins it is Just as much our privilej to act as an agent & be baptized for the remission of sins for & in behalf of our dead kindred who have not heard the gospel or fulness of it [p. [139]]
This was an interesting day. A  large assembly met in the grove

Before partial completion of Nauvoo temple, all large meetings were held outdoors in groves located near east and west sides of temple site. Had portable stands for speakers. JS referred to area as “temple stand” due to its location on brow of hill.

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near the Temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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 Br Amisa [Amasa] Lyman

30 Mar. 1813–4 Feb. 1877. Boatman, gunsmith, farmer. Born at Lyman, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Son of Boswell Lyman and Martha Mason. Baptized into LDS church by Lyman E. Johnson, 27 Apr. 1832. Moved to Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, May–June 1832. Ordained an...

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addressed the assembly & made  many interesting remarks, He was followed by  Joseph the Seer who made some edifying remarks  concerning Baptism for the dead, He said the Bible  supported the doctrin, “why are ye Baptized for  the dead if the dead rise not &c” if their is one word  of the Lord that supports the doctrin it is enough to mik [make]  it a true doctrin Again if we can baptize a man in  the Name of the Father of the Son & of the Holy Ghost  for the remission of sins it is Just as much our privilej  to act as an agent & be baptized for the remission  of sins for & in behalf of our dead kindred who have not  heard the gospel or fulness of it [p. [139]]
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, 27 Mar. 1842; Wilford Woodruff, Diary, p. 139; handwriting of Wilford Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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