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Letter to Harvey Whitlock, 16 November 1835

him up as out of deep mire, and he shall be exalted upon the high places, and shall be counted worthy to stand ammong princes, and shall yet be made a polished shaft in my quiver, of bringing down the strong holds of wickedness, among those who set themselves up on high, that they may take council against me, and against annointed

Following a biblical pattern, JS on 21 January 1836 instituted the ordinance of anointing with oil on the head or body as a sign of sanctification and consecration in preparation for the endowment of “power from on high.” This anointing was combined with ...

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ones in the last days.
Therefore let him prepare himself speedily and come unto you; even to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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and inasmuch as he shall harken unto all your council from henceforth he shall be restored unto his former state, and shall be saved unto the uttermost, even as the Lord your God liveth Amen.
Thus you see my dear Brother the willingness of our heavenly Father to forgive sins and restore to favour all those who are willing to humble themselves before him, and confess their sins and forsake them, and return to him with full purpose of heart (acting no hypocrisy) to serve him to the end.
Marvle not that the Lord has condescended to speak from the heavens and give you instructions whereby you may learn your duty, he has heard your prayers, and witnessed your humility; and holds forth the hand of paternal affection, for your return; the angels rejoice over you, while the saints are willing to recieve you again into fellowship.
I hope on the recipt of this, you will loose no time in coming to [p. 43]
him up as out of deep mire, and he shall  be exalted upon the high places, and shall  be counted worthy to stand ammong princ es, and shall yet be made a polished shaft  in my quiver, of bringing down the strong  holds of wickedness, among those who set  themselves up on high, that they may take  council against me, and against annoint ed

Following a biblical pattern, JS on 21 January 1836 instituted the ordinance of anointing with oil on the head or body as a sign of sanctification and consecration in preparation for the endowment of “power from on high.” This anointing was combined with ...

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ones in the last days.
Therefore let him prepare himself speed ily and come unto you; even to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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 and inasmuch as he shall harken unto  all your council from henceforth he shall be  restored unto his former state, and shall  be saved unto the uttermost, even as the Lord  your God liveth Amen.
Thus you see my dear Brother the willing ness of our heavenly Father to forgive sins  and restore to favour all those who are willing  to humble themselves before him, and confess  their sins and forsake them, and return to  him with full purpose of heart (acting  no hypocrisy) to serve him to the end.
Marvle not that the Lord has condescen ded to speak from the heavens and give  you instructions whereby you may learn  your duty, he has heard your prayers, and  witnessed your humility; and holds forth  the hand of paternal affection, for your  return; the angels rejoice over you, while  the saints are willing to recieve you again  into fellowship.
I hope on the recipt of this, you will  not loose any no time in coming to [p. 43]
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JS, letter, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, to Harvey Whitlock

1809–after 1880. Physician. Born in Massachusetts. Married Minerva Abbott, 21 Nov. 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 1831. Ordained an elder, by June 1831. Ordained a high priest, 4 June 1831. Served mission to Jackson Co., Missouri, with David Whitmer, 1831...

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, 16 Nov. 1835; handwriting of Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 42–44; JS Collection, CHL.

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