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“Men have supposed that because the Ark rested on Ararat that the flood commenced there, or rather that it was from thence the Ark started to sail. But God in His revelations has informed us that it was on this choice land of Joseph where Adam was placed and the Garden of Eden was laid out. The spot has been designated, and we look forward with peculiar feelings to repossessing that land.”

George Q. Cannon – 3 March 1867, Journal of Discourses – Volume 11 (Liverpool, England: B. Young, Jun., 1867), 337.