History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

with a loud voice, that it is not of God; not with railing accusation,  that ye be not over come; neither with boasting, nor rejoicing, lest  you be seized therewith: he that receiveth of God, let him account  it of God, and let him rejoice that he is accounted of God worthy to re ceive; and by giving heed, and doing these things, which ye have  received, and which ye shall hereafter receive; and the kingdom is  given you of the Father, and power to over come all things, which is  not ordained of him: and behold, verily I say unto you, blessed are  you who are now hearing these words of mine from the mouth  of my servant, for your sins are forgiven you.
8. Let my servant Joseph Wakefield, in whom I am well pleased,  and my servant Parley P. Pratt, go forth among the churches, and  strengthen them by the word of exhortation; and also my servant  John Corrill, or as many of my servants as are ordained unto this  office, and let them labor in the vineyard; and let no man hin der them of doing that which I have appointed unto them: wherefore,  in this thing my servant Edward Partridge, is not justified, nev ertheless let him repent and he shall be forgiven. Behold ye are  little children, and ye can not bear all things now: ye must  grow in grace, and in the knowledge of the truth. Fear not lit tle children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, and  you are of them that my Father hath given me; and none of them  that my Father hath given me shall be lost; and the Father and I  are one; I am in the Father, and the Father in me: and in as much as ye have received me, ye are in me, and I in you;—  wherefore I am in your midst, and I am the good Shepherd,  (and the stone of Israel; He that buildeth upon this Rock Shall  never fall.) And the day cometh that you shall hear my voice  and see me, and know that I am. Watch, therefore, that  ye may be ready; even so: Amen.

20 May 1831 • Friday

Not long after the foregoing was received; and the saints  from the state of New York began to come on, and it seemed  necessary to settle them, at the solicitation of Bishop [Edward] Partridge,  I inquired and received the following
Revelation, given May, 1831. <To Joseph Smith Jn>
1 Hearken unto me, saith the Lord your God, and I will speak  unto you my servant Edward Partridge, and give unto him  directions; for it for it must needs be that he receive directions  how to organize this people: for it must needs be that they [p. 116]
JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, and Willard Richards; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.