JT recounts JS First Vision, indicating that God revealed "events that are to transpire on this continent."

Dec 31, 1876
Speech / Court Transcript
John Taylor
Scribed Verbatim
2nd Hand

John Taylor, "Burial Services, An Ancient Practice," in Journal of Discourses, 26 vols. (Liverpool: Joseph F. Smith; London: Latter-day Saints' Book Depot, 1877), 18:325-326

Joseph F. Smith
John Taylor, Joseph Smith, Jr.
Latter-day Saints, Reading Public

Again, there are other things associated with these matters, all bearing more or less upon the same points. When God selected Joseph Smith to open up the last dispensation, which is called the dispensation of the fullness of times, the Father and the Son appeared to him, arrayed in glory, and the Father, addressing himself to Joseph, at the same time pointing to the Son, said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” As there were great and important events to be introduced into the world associated with the interests of humanity, not only with the people that now are, but with all people that have ever lived upon the face of the earth, and as what is termed the dispensation of the fullness of times was about to be ushered in, Moroni, who held the keys of the unfolding of the Book of Mormon, which is a record of the people who lived upon this American continent, came to Joseph Smith and revealed to him certain things pertaining to the peoples who had lived here and the dealings of God with them, and also in regard to events that are to transpire on this continent.

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