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Discourse, circa 19 July 1840, as Reported by Unknown Scribe–B

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after them, “d’ont go near the Prophet Joseph d’ont go near the authorities of the , for they will pick your pockets, they will rob you of all your money. Thus will they breed in our midst a spirit of dissatisfaction and distrust that will end in persecution and distress. Now from this hour bring everything you can bring and build a unto the Lord, a house unto the mighty God of Jacob. We will build upon the top of this Temple a great observatory, a great and high watch tower, and in the top thereof we will suspend a tremendous bell that when it is rung, shall rouse the inhabitants of Madison, wake up the people of and sound in the years of the men of . Then comes the ancient records, yea all of them. Dig them? Yes, bring them forth speedily. Then shall the poor be fed by the curious who shall come from all parts of the world to see this wonderful Temple. Yea, I prophecy that pleasure parties shall come from to see the Mammoth, and like the Queen of Sheba shall say, “the half never was told me.” School houses shall be built here and high schools shall be established; and the great men of the nation shall send their sons here to board while thy are receiving their education among us; and even noblemen will crave the privilidge of educating their children with us. And those poor saints will chink in their pockets the money of these proud men received from such as come and dwell with us.
Now, brethren, I oblige myself to build as geat a Temple as ever Soloman did if the Church will back me up. Moreover it shall not impoverish any man, but enrich thousands; and I prophecy that the time shall be when these Saints shall ride [p. [4]]
after them, “d’ont go near the Prophet Joseph d’ont go near the authorities of the , for they will pick your pockets, they will rob you of all your money. Thus will they breed in our midst a spirit of dissatisfaction and distrust that will end in persecution and distress. Now from this hour bring everything you can bring and build a unto the Lord, a house unto the mighty God of Jacob. We will build upon the top of this Temple a great observatory, a great and high watch tower, and in the top thereof we will suspend a tremendous bell that when it is rung, shall rouse the inhabitants of Madison, wake up the people of and sound in the ears of the men of . Then comes the ancient records, yea all of them. Dig them? Yes, bring them forth speedily. Then shall the poor be fed by the curious who shall come from all parts of the world to see this wonderful Temple. Yea, I prophecy that pleasure parties shall come from to see the Mammoth, and like the Queen of Sheba shall say, “the half never was told me.” School houses shall be built here and high schools shall be established; and the great men of the nation shall send their sons here to board while thy are receiving their education among us; and even noblemen will crave the privilidge of educating their children with us. And those poor saints will chink in their pockets the money of these proud men received from such as come and dwell with us.
Now, brethren, I oblige myself to build as geat a Temple as ever Soloman did if the Church will back me up. Moreover it shall not impoverish any man, but enrich thousands; and I prophecy that the time shall be when these Saints shall ride [p. [4]]
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