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Revelation, circa August 1830 [D&C 27]

Wherefore marvel not for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the Vine with you on the Earth & with all those whom my father hath given me out of the world Wherefore lift up your hearts & rejoice & Gird up your loins & be faithful untill I come even so amen [p. 36]
Wherefore marvel not for the hour cometh that I will  drink of the fruit of the Vine with you on the Earth &  with you all those whom my father hath given me out of  the world Wherefore lift up your hearts & rejoice & Gird  up your loins & be faitful faithful untill I come  even so amen [p. 36]
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Several times during summer 1830, JS attempted to confirm recently baptized church members at Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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(now Nineveh), New York, without success. In August, Newel

13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New...

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and Sally Knight

1804–15 Sept. 1834. Born in Oxford (later in Guilford), Chenango Co., New York. Daughter of Amariah Coburn and Rose Linda Lyon. Resided in Oxford, Chenango Co., by 1810. Moved to Greene, Chenango Co., by 1820. Moved to Colesville, Broome Co., New York, by...

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traveled from Colesville to visit JS and Emma Smith

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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in Harmony

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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(now Oakland), Pennsylvania. JS decided to perform their confirmation and partake of the Lord’s Supper at the same time. When he set out to obtain wine for the sacrament service, he reported an encounter with a heavenly messenger that resulted in this revelation.
John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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copied this text into Revelation Book 1 as “28th Commandment AD 1830” sometime between March and June 1831. It is addressed to the church with the explanation that it was given to “Joseph the Seer” by an angel.
The 1833 Book of Commandments assigns a date of “September 4, 1830,” as does the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. Other period documents, however, offer circumstantial evidence supporting an August 1830 dating.

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