Thanks to Brenda in the Friends of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Facebook group for sharing an article just published in the local newspaper:
That's a positive and accurate review of some of the early history of the Church in Pennsylvania.
|Picture of the Founding Fathers in the waiting room of the Philadelphia Temple.|
Photograph courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
By this labor in redeeming our dead by Proxey much Can be accomplished. Our dead Can be redeemed. This principle has given me great Joy unspeakable at the thought that I Can live on the Earth to behold my Numerous friends redeemed who are in the spirit World. This principle says to us in loud language that the Lord is Good and Gracious, and his Mercies Endureth forever.
John M. Horner (1821-1907) built – then lost – one of the first great Mormon fortunes. Despite his living only briefly in Mormon communities, then spending decades living geographically far from the Church, he always considered himself a Latter-day Saint, and his personal story is entwined with some of the greatest events of 19th century Mormondom.
|Southern Iowa, Tanner's New General Atlas, 1846.|
|Lee County, Iowa, Tanner's New General Atlas, 1846.|
|Hancock County, Illinois, from Morse's North American Atlas., 1845|