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Sermon delivered near the temple at Nauvoo, Ill. on Sunday March 27, 1842
Source: Wilford Woodruff Journal

Sunday 27 This was an interesting day A large assembly met in the grove near the Temple Br Amisa Lyman addressed the assembly & made many interesting remarks.

Baptism for the Dead

He was followed by Joseph the Seer who made some edifying remarks concerning Baptism for the dead. He said the Bible supported the doctrine "why are ye Baptized for the dead if they dead rise not &c" if their is one word of the Lord that supports the doctrin it is enough to make it a true doctrin Again if we can baptize a man in the name of the Father of the Son & of the Holy Ghost for the remission of sins it is just as much our privilege to act as an agent & be baptized for the remission of sins for & in behalf of1 our dead kindred who have not herd the gospel or fulness of it.

1. The language used here set the form for all proxy ordinances. See 15Aug40.

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