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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 voice which the Lord has commanded me to declare unto this generation … ‘the 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, Jr. – January 1833, History, 1838-1856, volume A-1 (Kirtland, OH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, January 1833), 262.