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“It is expedient in me that you ordain priests unto me, of every race who receive the teachings of my law, and become heirs accourding [sic] to the promise… Be not hasty in ordaining men of the Negro race to offices in my church, for verily I say unto you, All are not acceptable unto me as servants…”

~Joseph Smith III/son of Joseph Smith, Jr. and RLDS Prophet, revelation to the RLDS Church; D & C section 116:1-4 – 4 May 1865~