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“The people of the Lord … have already commenced gathering together to Zion, which is in the state of Missouri; therefore I declare unto you the warning which the Lord has commanded to declare unto this generation … ‘[T]he hour of His judgment is come.’ … flee to Zion, before the overflowing scourge overtake you, for there are those now living upon the earth whose eyes shall not be closed in death until they see all these things, which I have spoken, fulfilled.”

Joseph Smith, Letter to N.E. Seaton – 4 January 1833, History of Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City, UT: Smith-Pettit Foundation, 2015 – Vogel Edition), 227.