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Report of Instructions, July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards

all & foretold what should befall them to the latest generation— See D.C. Sec III 28. 29 par.— This is why Abraham blessd his posterity; he wanted to bring them into the presence of God. They looked for a city, &c,= Moses Sought to bring the children of Israel into the presence of God. through the power of the Priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands upon adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of...

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, but he could not. In the first ages of the world they tried to establish the same thing— & there were Elias’s raised up who tried to restore these very glories but did not obtain them but. (Enoch did for himself & those that were with Him, but not for the world. J. T.) They prophecied of a day when this glory would be revealed.— Paul spoke of the Dispensation of the fulness of times

A period of God’s work on earth, such as the “dispensation of the gospel of Abraham.” The biblical phrase “dispensation of the fulness of times” appears often in the writing of early Latter-day Saints; they typically used it to describe the final dispensation...

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. when God would gather together all things in one &c &, Those men to whom these Keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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have been given will have to be there And they without us cannot not be made perfect. These men are in heaven, but their children [p. 66]
all & foretold what should befall them  to the latest generation— See D.C. Sec III  28. 29 par.— This is why Abraham blessd  his posterity; he wanted to bring them into  the presence of God. They looked for a  city, &c,= Moses Sought to bring the chil dren of Israel into the presence of God.  through the power of the Priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands upon adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of...

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, but he  could not. In the first ages of the  world they tried to establish the same  thing— & there were Elias’s raised up  who tried to restore these very glories  but did not obtain them <but>. (Enoch did  for himself & those that were with Him, but  not for the world. J. T.) They prophecied of a  day when this glory would be revealed.—  Paul spoke of the Dispensation of the fulness  of times

A period of God’s work on earth, such as the “dispensation of the gospel of Abraham.” The biblical phrase “dispensation of the fulness of times” appears often in the writing of early Latter-day Saints; they typically used it to describe the final dispensation...

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. when God would gather together all  things in one &c <&>, Those men to whom  these Keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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have been given will have  to be there (I.E. when Adam shall again  assemble his children of the Priesthood, &  christ be in their midst) the Ancient of  Days come &c &c J. T.) And they without  us could <cannot> not be made perfect. These  men are in heaven, but their children [p. 66]
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JS, Report of Instructions, Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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, IL, July 1839; in Willard Richards Pocket Companion, pp. 63–79; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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; Willard Richards, journals, CHL.

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