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Account of John, April 1829–C [D&C 7]

For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto me but thou desiredst that thou mightest come unto me in my kingdom I say unto thee Peter this was a good desire but my beloved hath undertaken a greater work Verily I say unto you ye shall both have according to your desires for ye both Joy in that which ye desired [p. 14]
For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto  me but thou desiredst that thou mightest come unto me  in my kingdom I say unto thee Peter this was a good  desire but my beloved hath undertaken a greater work  Verily I say unto you ye shall both have according to  your desires for ye both Joy in that which ye desired [p. 14]
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According to later published accounts, JS and Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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prayed about whether John the Beloved died or was translated (“tarried on the earth”). JS said they received the answer through the Urim and Thummim.
The earliest extant transcription of this text, recorded by 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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, appears in Revelation Book 1, dated 1829. Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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later added the notation “April 1829” to the introductory heading.

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