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Letter to the Church in Colesville, 2 December 1830

in that place, it being the seat of Satan. But blessed be the name of God, it also hath become the abode of our savior, and may you all be faithful and wait for the time of our Lord, for his appearing is nigh at hand. But the time, and the season, Brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you, for ye yourselves perfectly know that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night: for when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh [p. 198]
in that place, it being the seat  of Satan. But blessed be the  name of God, it also hath  become the abode of our savior,  and may you all be faithful  and wait for the time of our  Lord, for his appearing is night  at hand. But the time, and  the season, Brethren, ye have  no need that I write unto  you, for ye yourselves perfectly  know that the day of the Lord  so cometh as a thief in the  night: for when they shall  say peace and safety, then  sudden destruction cometh [p. 198]
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JS and John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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, letter, Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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, [NY], to the Church in Colesville, [Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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, NY], 2 Dec. 1830; unknown handwriting; in Newel Knight, History, pp. 196–211; private possession.

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