Letter to Wilford Woodruff, circa 18 June 1838

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P. S. Since Br. Joseph came to this place, we have been favored with a lengthy revelation, in which many important items are shown forth. First, that he the , shall hereafter be Called, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints” Second it saith <​says​> “Let the City be a holy and a consecrated land unto me, and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy: Therefore, I command you to build an unto me, for the geathering togeather of my Saints, that they may worship me” &c It also teaches, that the foundation or corner stone must be laid on the 4th. of July nex, and that a commencement must be made in this following season, and in one year from the 26th. of April last, the foundation must be again commenced, and from that time, to continue the worke untill it is finished. Thus we see that the Lord is more wise than men, for and thought to commence it long before this, but it was not the Lords time, tharefore, he overthrew it. and has appointed his own time. The plan is to yet be shown to the , and all the saints, in all the world, are commanded to assist in building the
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Mr.
Vinalhaven.
Fox Islands
Me.
 
Mo. JUNE 18
23 [p. [4]]
P. S. Since Br. Joseph came to this place, we have been favored with a lengthy revelation, in which many important items are shown forth. First, that the , shall hereafter be Called, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints” Second it says “Let the City be a holy and a consecrated land unto me, and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy: Therefore, I command you to build an unto me, for the geathering togeather of my Saints, that they may worship me” &c It also teaches, that the foundation or corner stone must be laid on the 4th. of July nex, and that a commencement must be made in this following season, and in one year from the 26th. of April last, the foundation must be again commenced, and from that time, to continue the worke untill it is finished. Thus we see that the Lord is more wise than men, for and thought to commence it long before this, but it was not the Lords time, tharefore, he overthrew it. and has appointed his own time. The plan is to yet be shown to the , and all the saints, in all the world, are commanded to assist in building the
.—
Mr.
Vinalhaven.
Fox Islands
Me.
 
Mo. JUNE 18
23 [p. [4]]
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