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of New Testament. — Power of the Gospel. — Testimony of the Elders. — What Philanthropists tried to do, the Lord has done. — Joseph Smith. — His mission. — Obedience brings knowledge. — Elders honest and brave as the ancients. — Knowledge not confined to our leaders. — Falsehood refuted. — The dishonest, will apostatize. — Persecution promised. — The honest will receive the truth. — The Latter-day work will triumph.

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CHAPTER XXXIII.

Polysophical Association. — Lorenzo no one-idea man. — Character of the Association. — Called to write. — Responded. — Speeches from ten to fifteen minutes. — Time fully occupied. — How it was accomplished. — Everything high-toned. — The effect captivating. — Anxiety to become members. — Note by the Editor. — Nationality. — Where is the place of my nativity? — Where is my home? — Not in any European country. — Not even in America. — Not on earth. — Here I am a stranger. — My home, my nationality in the courts of immortality. — Address to parents. — Our mutual aim. — Responsibilities. — Necessity of cultivating children. — What they should be prepared for. — What they are to become.

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CHAPTER XXXIV.

How Lorenzo spent the interval. — His next mission. — Difficulties to be overcome. — Lays out a city. — Description of the premises. — Builds a house. — President Young visits him. — Introduces a precedent. — Description of it. — Succeeded by railroads. — Gift of the Gospel. — The Patriarch's promise. — A sick man. — Faith in Lorenzo's administration. — A handkerchief is sent. — He blesses and dedicates it. — Is taken to the patient. — Placed upon him. — He recovers. — A letter. — In memoriam. — To Elder Porter Squires. — Expressions of gratitude. — Good wishes and blessings.

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CHAPTER XXXV.

Necessity of recreation. — Lorenzo anticipates the need of the people. — Provides a miniature theatre. — How it was managed. — Moves to a new building. — A windstorm. — House blown down. — Everything destroyed. — Discouragement. — President J. Young speaks prophetically. — His prophecy fulfilled. — The Dramatic Association organized. — Lorenzo pre- sides over it. — Bishop McQuarrie speaks. — Relates an incident. — The Social Hall erected. — Its uses. — Concerning circulating medium. — Checks as good as gold. — Within reach of all. — Assessment.

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CHAPTER XXXVI.

Mission to the Sandwich Islands. — Elders called home. — Walter M. Gibson. — Goes to the Sandwich Islands. — His perfidy. — Lorenzo, with other Elders, sent to investigate. — Take Stage. — Arrive at a mining town. — Incident. — New driver. — Favorable impressions. — Sings melodiously. — Swears blasphemously. — Drives furiously. — Perilous predicament. — Other perils. — Arrive at San Francisco. — At Brother Eveleth's. — Take steamer. — Arrive near the landing at Lahaina. — Boat upset. — Lorenzo and the Captain drowned. — Both restored to life. — Rejoicing and thanksgiving.

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CHAPTER XXXVII.

Mission to the Sandwich Islands concluded. — Journey to Lanai. — Mr. Gibson. — Pagan superstitions. — Adopted by Miss Gibson. — Mr. Gibson reverenced by the natives. — His impudence. — Elder J. F. Smith's reply. — Elder Snow's prophecy. — Gibson cut off from Church. — Prophecy fulfilled. — Sermon on the ship. — An earthquake. — Return home. — Interview with President Young.

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CHAPTER XXXVIII.

Lorenzo's gigantic movement. — In accordance with President Young's suggestion. — A social monument. — To be perpetuated. — Letter to Bishop