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“We are daily told [by the Mormons] … that we, (the Gentiles,) of this county are to be cut off, and our lands appropriated by them for inheritances. Whether this is to be accomplished by the hand of the destroying angel, the judgments of God, or the arm of power, they are not fully agreed among themselves.”

Western Monitor (Fayette, Missouri) – 2 August 1833; quoted in Brodie, No Man Knows My History (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1945/2nd edition), 131.