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Revelation, 6 June 1831 [D&C 52]

& Samuel (Smith) also take their Journey let my Servent  Wheeler (Baldwin) & william (Carter) also take their Journey let  my Servent Newel Knight & Sealy [Selah] (Griffin) both be ordained &  also take their Journey yea verily I say unto you let all these take  their Journey unto one Place in their Several courses & one man  shall not build upon anothers foundation neither Journey in an  others tracks he that is faithfull the same shall be kept &  blest with much fruit & again I say unto you let my servent  Joseph (Wakefield) & Solomon (Hmphrey) [Solomon Humphrey Jr.] take their Journey into  the easteren lands & let them labour with their families declaring  none other things than the Prophets & Apostles that which they have  seen & heard & most shuredly believe that the Prophecies may be fulfilled[.]  in consequence of transgression let that which was bestowed upon  Heman (Bassett) be taken from him & placed upon the head of Simonds  Simonds (Rider) & again verily I say unto you let Jared Carter be  ordained a Priest & also George (James) be ordained a Priest let the  residue of the Elders watch over the Churches & declare the word in  the regiones among them & let them labour with their own hands  that there be no Idolitry nor wickedness practiced & remember in  all things the poor & the Needy the Sick & the afflicted for he that  doeth not these things is not my deciple these things the same  is not my Deciple & again let my Servent Joseph & Sidney & Edward  take with them a recomend from the Church & let there be one  obtained for my Servent Oliver [Cowdery] also & thus even as I have said if  ye are faithfull ye shall assemble yourselves together to rejoice upon  the land of your inheritance which is now the land of your enemies  but behold I the lord will hasten the City in its time & will  crown the faithfull with Joy & rejoicing Behold I am Jesus Christ  the Son of God & I will lift them up at the last day even so amen [p. 89]
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In June 1831, a church conference brought together nearly all of those ordained to the priesthood in the year-old Church of Christ. During the conference a series of important events took place, including dramatic spiritual experiences and the first ordinations to the new office of high priest. At the conference’s close this revelation directed many of the elders present to undertake a journey to Missouri, where the location of Zion was expected to be revealed. Zion was the New Jerusalem, to which church members were to gather.
John Whitmer copied this text, addressed to the church elders, into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “55th Commandment given at Kirtland June 6th 1831,” sometime during June 1831. Symonds Rider also copied the text in June 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates the revelation to June 1831 at Kirtland, while the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.

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