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Sermon delivered at Nauvoo, Ill. on Sunday April 11, 1841
Source: Times and Seasons 2 (April 15, 1841): 388
Pres't. Joseph Smith then addressed the assembly and stated, that in consequence of the severty of the weather, the saints had not received as much instruction as he desired and that some things would have to be laid over until the next conference--as there were many who wished to be baptized [for the dead],1 they would now go to the water and give opportunity to any who wished to be baptized of doing so.

1. Typical of these episodes, a person might be baptized for themselves, be baptized for their "health" and be baptized for dead ancestors.

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