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The Mormons “came into the neighbourhood proclaiming that these were the last days, and that God had sent forth the book of Mormon to show the times of the fulfillment of the ancient prophecies When the Saviour shall come to destroy iniquity off the face of the earth, and reign with his saints in Millennial Rest.”

William McLellin – 4 August 1832, see Shipp/Welch, The journals of William E. McLellin, 1831-1836, letter to relatives (Provo/Chicago: BYU Studies/University of Illinois Press, 1994), 80.