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“Joseph Smith said that his June 1831 trip to Missouri was preceded by a heavenly vision commanding him to make the journey so he could point out to the others where the New Jerusalem would be built… Smith foresaw a large congregation awaiting him, but this prophecy proved not to be true.”

Dan Vogel, Howe’s Mormonism Unvailed (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 20 April 2015), 257-258, fn. 6.