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Discourse, 6 May 1838

This day, President Smith. delivered a discourse. to the people. Showing, or setting forth the evils that existed, and would exist, by reason of hasty Judgement or dessisions upon any subject, given by any people. or in judgeing before they hear both sides of the question, He also cautioned them against men men, who should come here whining and grouling about their money, because they had helpt the saints and bore some of the burden with others. and thus thinking that others, (who are still poorer and who have still bore greater burden than themselves) aught to make up their loss &c. And thus he cautioned them to beware of them for here and there they through throw out foul insinuations, to level as it were a dart to the best interests of the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, & if possible to destroy the Characters of its Presidency

The highest presiding body of the church. An 11 November 1831 revelation stated that the president of the high priesthood was to preside over the church. JS was ordained as president of the high priesthood on 25 January 1832. In March 1832, JS appointed two...

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He also instructed the Church, in the mistories of the Kingdom of God; giving them a history of the Plannets &c. and of Abrahams writings upon the Plannettary System &c. In the after part of the day Prest. Smith spoke upon different subjects he dwelt some upon the Subject of Wisdom, & upon the word of Wisdom. &c.—— [p. 38]
This day, President Smith. delivered  a discourse. to the people. Showing, or setting forth the  evils that existed, and would exist, by reason of hasty  Judgement or dessisions upon any subject, given by  any people. or in judgeing before they hear both sides  of the question, He also cautioned them against men  men, who should come here whining and grouling  about their money, because they had helpt the  saints and bore some of the burden with others. and  thus thinking that others, (who are still poorer and  who have still bore greater burden than themselves)  aught to make up their loss &c. And thus he cau tioned them to beware of them for here and there  they through [throw?] out foul insinuations, to level as  it were a dart to <the> best interests of the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, &  if possible to destroy the Characters of its Presidency

The highest presiding body of the church. An 11 November 1831 revelation stated that the president of the high priesthood was to preside over the church. JS was ordained as president of the high priesthood on 25 January 1832. In March 1832, JS appointed two...

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 He also instructed the Church, in the mistories  of the Kingdom of God; giving them a history of  the Plannets &c. and of Abrahams writings upon  the Plannettary System &c. In the after part of  the day Prest. Smith spoke upon different subjects  he dwelt some upon the Subject of Wisdom, &  upon the word of Wisdom. &c.—— [p. 38]
JS, Discourse, Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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, MO, 6 May 1838; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, p. 38; handwriting of George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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