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“There are Negroes born into families of wealth and refinement, others who are blessed with great talents, and there are those born into the lowest classes of society in Africa, in squalor and ignorance, living out their lives in a fashion akin to that of the animals.

“Does not this infinite variety of circumstance give further evidence of man’s being assigned that station in life which he has merited by his performance in the premortal existence?”

John J. Stewart, The Glory of Mormonism (Salt Lake City, UT: Mercury Publishing Company, 1963), 152.