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Revelation, 12 October 1833 [D&C 100]

Prereysburgh [Perrysburg] Chatocqua [Chautauqua] Co NY
Saturday October 12th 1833
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my  friends Sidney [Rigdon] & Joseph your families are  well they <are> in mine hands and I will do  with them as seemeth me good for in me  there is all power therefore follow me and  listen to the council which I shall give  unto you behold and lo I have much  people in this place in the regeons rou nd about and an effectual door shall be  opened in the regeons round about in this  eastern land therefore I the Lord have  suffired you to come unto this place for  thus it was expedient in me for the salvation  of souls therefore verely I say unto you  lift up your voices unto this people spe ak the thoughts that I shall put into  your hearts and ye shall not be confounded  before men for it shall be given you in  the very hour yea in the very moment what  ye shall say but a commandment I give  unto you that ye shall declare whatsoever  things ye declare in my name in solemnity  of heart in the spirit of meekness in all thin gs and I give unto you this promise that inas much as ye do this the holy Ghost shall  be shed forth in bearing record unto all thi ngs whatsoever ye shall say and it is expedient  in me that you Sidney should be spokesman  unto this people yea verily I will ordain you [p. [1]]
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On 5 October 1833, JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Freeman Nickerson left Kirtland, Ohio, on a mission to preach to Nickerson’s relatives in New York and Upper Canada. This revelation encouraged both JS and Rigdon to preach boldly and also assured them their families would be cared for.
Rigdon penned a copy of this revelation while he and JS were on their mission, though there was no preface or indication that it was intended to be a formal record. Oliver Cowdery entered it into Revelation Book, 2 where it is identified by the heading “Perrysburgh, Chautauque County New York, Saturday, October 12, 1833,” with the preface “A Revelation to Joseph and Sidney, given them while on their journey to Canada, according to the direction of the Spirit.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of October 1833, at Perrysburgh, New York.

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