Benediction, 6 April 1841

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This principal corner stone, in representation of the , is now duly laid in honor of the great God; and may it there remain until the whole fabric is completed; and may the same be accomplished speedily; that the may have a place to worship God, and the Son of Man have where to lay his head. [p. 376]


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    After JS prayed, Sidney Rigdon added a short benediction of his own: “May the persons employed in the erection of this house be preserved from all harm while engaged in its construction, till the whole is completed; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; even so, Amen.” (“Celebration of the Aniversary of the Church,” Times and Seasons, 15 Apr. 1841, 2:376, italics in original.)  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.