Chambers's Repository of Instructive and Amusing Tracts

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William and Robert Chambers, 1854

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Page 8 - All elections shall be by ballot, and every male citizen of twentyone years of age, possessing real estate, shall have the right of suffrage. SEC. 12. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature ; and the military...
Page 31 - We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion will be built upon this continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
Page 25 - They told me that all the religious denominations were believing in incorrect doctrines, -and that none of them was acknowledged of God as his church and kingdom. And I was expressly commanded to
Page 29 - Being a person of literary tastes, and his attention having been directed to the notion which at that time excited some interest and discussion, namely, that the North American Indians were the descendants of the lost ten tribes of Israel, it struck him that the idea afforded a good groundwork for a religious tale, history, or novel. For three years he laboured upon this work, which he entitled The Manuscript Found, "Mormon
Page 26 - At the bottom of this lay a stone of suitable size, the upper surface being smooth. At each edge was placed a large quantity of cement, and into this cement, at the four edges of this stone, were placed erect four others, their bottom edges resting in the cement at the outer edges of the first stone. The four...
Page 3 - And now, concerning the gathering. Let the bishop and the agent make preparations for those families which have been commanded to come to this land, as soon as possible, and plant them in their inheritance. And unto the residue of both elders and members, further directions shall be given hereafter. Even so. Amen.
Page 4 - Esq., who gave the mob a barrel of whiskey to raise their spirits ; and many others. With my flesh all scarified and defaced, I preached to the congregation as usual, and in the afternoon of the same day baptized three individuals.

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