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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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stood up and asked saying: Do you receive this land for the land of your inheritanc[e] with thankful hearts from the Lord? answer from all we do, Do you pledge yourselves to keep the laws of God on this land, which you have never have kept in your own land? we do. Do you pledge yourselves to see that others of your brethren, who shall come hither do keep the laws of God? We do. After prayer he arose and said, I now pronounce this land consecrated and dedicated to the Lord for a possession and inheritanc for the Saints, (in the name of Jesus Christ having authority from him.) And for all the faithful Servants of the Lord to the remotest ages of time. Aamen.
The day following eight Elders viz. Joseph Smith Jr., , , , , , , and , assembled together where the is to be erected. dedicated the ground where the city is to Stand: and Joseph Smith Jr. laid a stone at the North east corner of the contemplated Temple in the name of the Lord Jesus of Nazareth. After all present had rendered thanks to the great ruler of the universe. pronounced this Spot of ground wholy dedicated unto the Lord forever: Amen.[”]
Some of the Elders who travelled to the land of and preached by the way, tarried here in this land, among whom is the Bishop and — Some were sick on their way to this land but all were restored to health among those who were sick was and — They all tarried until after they attended a conference in this land. They have since all gone to preach [p. 32]
stood up and asked saying: Do you receive this land for the land of your inheritance with thankful hearts from the Lord? answer from all we do, Do you pledge yourselves to keep the laws of God on this land, which you have never have kept in your own land? we do. Do you pledge yourselves to see that others of your brethren, who shall come hither do keep the laws of God? We do. After prayer he arose and said, I now pronounce this land consecrated and dedicated to the Lord for a possession and inheritanc for the Saints, (in the name of Jesus Christ having authority from him.) And for all the faithful Servants of the Lord to the remotest ages of time. Aamen.
The day following eight Elders viz. Joseph Smith Jr., , , , , , , and , assembled together where the is to be erected. dedicated the ground where the city is to Stand: and Joseph Smith Jr. laid a stone at the North east corner of the contemplated Temple in the name of the Lord Jesus of Nazareth. After all present had rendered thanks to the great ruler of the universe. pronounced this Spot of ground wholy dedicated unto the Lord forever: Amen.”
Some of the Elders who travelled to the land of and preached by the way, tarried here in this land, among whom is the Bishop and — Some were sick on their way to this land but all were restored to health among those who were sick was and — They all tarried until after they attended a conference in this land. They have since all gone to preach [p. 32]
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