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The Council of Fifty’s constitution begins, “We, the people of the Kingdom of God, knowing that all power emanates from God, that the earth is his possession, and he alone has the right to govern the nations and set in order the kingdoms of this world.” Credit: Joseph Smith Papers.

A page from the Constitution of the Council of Fifty

By Kurt Manwaring

Writer. History nerd. Latter-day Saint.

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