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

hand we must not delay. but are not required to Sacrifice. We ought to have the building up of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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as our greatest object.— when wars come we shall have to flee to Zion. The cry is to make haste. The last revelation says ye shall not have time to have gone over the Earth until these things come. It will come as did the Cholera. war. & fires burning Earthquakes one pestilence after another &c until the Ancient of Days come then judgment will be given to the Saints.
Whatever you may hear about me or Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, take no notice of. for if it be a place of refuge the Devil will use his greatest efforts to trap the Saints,You must make yourselves acquainted with those men, who. like Daniel, pray three times a day to the house of the Lord.— Look to the Presidency & receive instruction,.— Every man who is afraid. covetous &c will be taken in a snare— The time is soon coming when no man will have any peace but in Zion & her Stakes

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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hand we must not delay. but  are not required to Sacrifice. We ought  to have the building up of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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as our  greatest object.— when wars come we  shall have to flee to Zion. The cry is  to make haste. The last revelation  says ye shall not have time to have  gone over the Earth until these  things come. It will come as did the  Cholera. war. & fires burning Earthquakes  one pestilence after another &c until  until the Ancient of Days come  then judgment will be given to  the Saints.
Whatsoever you may hear about  me or Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, take no notice of. for if  it be a place of refuge the Devil will  use his greatest efforts to trap the Saints, You must make yourselves acquainted  with those men, who. like Daniel, pray  three times a day to the house of the  Lord.— Look to the Presidency &c <& rec[e]ive instruction,>.—  Every man who is afraid. covetous &c  will be taken in a snare— The time  is soon coming when no man will have  any peace but in Zion & her Stakes

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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. [p. 70]
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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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