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performed all this overwhelmingly vast amount of labor. There is not shadow of doubt but the moon, which is a constant attendant upon the annual journeys of the
- -earth in its orbit, was formed long since the earth. The nebulous theory contemplates the same idea, and all astronomical discoveries would support the uninhabitable and comparatively crude condition of all things upon that orb. Then it doubtless must have been projected and formed as an appendage to our world, after the globe had become sufficiently advanced to require the services of such a satellite. It certainly did not build itself, and it would not have been built if some intelligent being had not concluded it was necessary and important.
Who, then, could have been so much interested in that matter, as those living within our spirit spheres? Those living within the spheres of Jupiter, have built four of their own, and those attached to Saturn have constructed eight, besides the two rings. They have certainly had sufficient to attend to, in managing their own affairs, and Uranus, with its six or eight satellites, must have given sufficient employment to the spiritual mechanics that have found an existence there, without coming to do our labors. Our moon evidently would not have been built, unless for a purpose, and doubtless it was constructed by mechanics, in accordance with a preconceived plan, or form that must have had a multiplicity of details, which were to be adhered to and carried out in all the processes of building, from its commencement until it was so far completed that it would require less attention; for, it is very doubtful if