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Discourse, 30 March 1836

and if one shall say, I wish to go to such a place let all the rest say Amen.
The seventies are at liberty to go to Zion if they please or go wheresoever they will and preach the gospel and let the redemtion of Zion be our object, and strive to affect it by sending up all the strength of the Lords house whereever we find them, and I want to enter into the following covenant, that if any more of our brethren are slain or driven from their lands in Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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by the mob that we will give ourselves no rest until we are avenged of our enimies to the uttermost, this covenant was sealed unaminously by a hosanna and Amen.— I then observed to the — quorums

Refers especially to a group to which individuals ordained to the Aaronic or Melchizedek priesthoods belonged. Quorums were organized by office, such as an “elders quorum.” The organization of quorums provided leadership and a manageable structure for varied...

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that I had now completed the organization of the church and we had passed through all the necessary ceremonies, that I had given them all the instruction they needed and that they now were at liberty after obtaining their lisences

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to go forth and build up the kingdom of God, and that it was expedient for me and the presidency

Organized body of leaders over priesthood quorums and various groups of Latter-day Saints. A November 1831 revelation underscored the importance of a president over the high priesthood and the church as a whole. By 1832, JS and two counselors constituted ...

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to retire, having spent the night previous in waiting upon the Lord in his temple

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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, and having to attend another dedication on the morrow, or conclude the one commenced on the last sabbath for the benifit of those of my brethren and sisters who could not get into the house on the former occasion but that it was expedient for the brethren to tarry all night and worship before the Lord in his house

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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I left the meeting in the charge of the 12

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and retired at about 9 o clock in the evening; [p. 189]
and if one shall say, I wish to go to such a place  let all the rest say Amen.
The seventies are at liberty to go to Zion if they please  or go wheresoever they will and preach the gospel and let the  redemtion of Zion be our object, and strive to affect it  by sending up all the strength of the Lords house where ever we find them, and I want to enter into the following  covenant, that if any more of our brethren are slain or driven  from their lands in Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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by the mob that we will  give ourselves no rest until we are avenged of our enimies  to the uttermost, this covenant was sealed unaminou sly by a hosanna and Amen.— I then observed to the  quorumsquorum<s>

Refers especially to a group to which individuals ordained to the Aaronic or Melchizedek priesthoods belonged. Quorums were organized by office, such as an “elders quorum.” The organization of quorums provided leadership and a manageable structure for varied...

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that I had now completed their organization  of the church and we had passed through all the  necessary ceremonies, that I had given them all the  instruction they needed and that they now were at  liberty after obtaining their lisences

A document certifying an individual’s office in the church and authorizing him “to perform the duty of his calling.” The “Articles and Covenants” of the church implied that only elders could issue licenses; individuals ordained by a priest to an office in...

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to go forth and bui ld up the kingdom of God, and that it was expedient  for me and the presidency

Organized body of leaders over priesthood quorums and various groups of Latter-day Saints. A November 1831 revelation underscored the importance of a president over the high priesthood and the church as a whole. By 1832, JS and two counselors constituted ...

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to retire, having spent  the night previous in waiting upon the Lord in his  temple

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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, and having to attend another dedication on  the morrow, or conclude the one commenced on the last  sabbath for the benifit of those of my brethren and  sisters who could not get into the house on the former  occasion but that it was expedient for the brethren  to tarry all night and worship before the Lord in  his house

JS revelation of Jan. 1831 directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” JS Revelation of Dec. 1832 directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS Revelation of 1 June 1833 chastened Saints...

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I left the meeting in the charge of the  12

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

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and retired at about 9 o clock in the evening; [p. 189]
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, OH, 30 Mar. 1836; handwriting of unknown scribe; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 187–190; JS Collection, CHL.

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