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

are on Earth. Their bowels yearn over us. God sends down men for this reason, Mat. 13.41 & the Son of man shall send forth his angels &c—. All these authoritative characters will come down & join hand in hand in bringing about this work— The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed. the mustard seed is Small but brings forth a large tree. and the fowls Lodge in the branch The fowls are the angels. the Book of Mormon perhaps. thus Angels come down combine together to gather their children, & gather them. We cannot be made perfect without them. nor they without us when these things are done the Son of man will descend. the ancient of Days sit.— We may come to an innumerable company of Angels have communion with & rceive instruction from. them,— Paul told about Moses’s proceedings. Spoke of the Children of Israel being baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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. &, he knew this. & that all the ordinances

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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& blessings were in the church. Paul had these things; & we may have the fowls of heaven Lodge in the branches &c. The horn made war with the Saints. & overcame them &c, until the Ancient of Days came, judgment was given to the Saints of the Most [p. 67]
are on Earth. Their bowels yearn over  us. God sends down men for this reason,  Mat. 13.41 & the Son of man shall send  forth his angels &c—. All these authori tative characters will come down & join  hands in hand in bringing about this work—  The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mus tard seed. the mustard seed is Small but  brings forth a large tree. <and the fowls Lodge in the bran[c]h> The fowls are the  angels. the Book of Mormon perhaps. thus  Angels come down combine together to gather  their children, & gather them. We cannot  be made perfect without them. nor they with out us when these <things> are done the Son of man  will descend. the ancient of Days sit.— We  may come to an innumerable compa[n]y of Angels  have communion with & rceive instruction  from. <them,>— Paul told about Moses’s proceed ings. Spoke of the Children of Israel being  baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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. &, he knew this. & that all the ordinan ces

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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& blessings were in the church. Paul  had these things; <&> we may have the fowls  of heaven Lodge in the branches &c. The  horn made war with the Saints. <&> overcame  them &c, until the Ancient of Days came, judg ment was given to the Saints of the Most [p. 67]
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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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