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Discourse, [5 January 1841], as Reported by William P. McIntire

the speaker should all ways speak in his Natureal tone of voice; & Not to keep in one Loud strain, But to act without affectation
Next subject was— did the Lord God make the Earth out of Nothing;— By D. Ells says he God Did not make the earth out of Nothing— for it is Contrary to a Rashanal Mind & Reason. that a something could be Brought from a Nothing;— also it is contrary to the principle & Means by witch God Does work; for instance; when God formed Man, he made him of something; the Dust of the Earth, & he allways took a somthing to afect a something Else; oft he takes man to scorge his fellow man, or watter to Destroy man or fire to Distroy Man or angels for instance the angel that went forth [p. [2]]
the speaker should all ways speak in his  Natureal tone of voice; & Not to keep in one  Loud strain, But to act without affectation
Next subject was— did the Lord God  <make> the Earth out of Nothing;— By D. Ells  says he God Did not make the earth out of  Nothing— for it is Contrary to <a> Rashanal  Mind & Reason. that a something could be  Brought from a Nothing;— also it is contra ry to the principle & Means by witch God  Does work; for instance; when God formed  Man, he made him of something; the Dust of  the Earth, & he allways took a somthing  to afect a something Else; oft he takes man  <to> scorge his fellow man, or watter to Destroy  man or fire to Distroy Man or angels  for i[n]stance the angel that went forth [p. [2]]
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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, [5 Jan. 1841]; in William P. McIntire, Notebook, pp. [1]–[5]; handwriting of William P. McIntire; CHL.

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