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In Memoriam: Elder Marion Duff Hanks

(Cross-posted at www.bycommonconsent.com) Last Sunday, I woke my son with the words, “Elder Hanks has died.” He responded, “Duffy? He died?” I always called him Elder Hanks, and got upset when some of the aides in the center where he … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Language: A Song in Pure Language

Simply titled “Sang by the gift of Tongs and Translated,” the text was composed in February 1833 and is in the handwriting of Fredgrick G. Williams with revisions by Williams, Oliver Cowdery, W.W. Phelps, an unknown scribe, and Joseph Smith. Continue reading

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