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

Firstly the rich, and the learned, the wise and the noble; and after that cometh the day of my power;— then shall the poor, the lame, and the blind, and the deaf, come in unto the marriage of the Lamb, and partake of the supper of the Lord, prepared for the great day to come. Behold I the Lord have spoken it.—
4. And that the testimony might go forth from Zion: yea, from the mouth of the city of the heritage of God; yea, for this cause I have sent you hither: and have selected my servant Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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, and have appointed unto him his mission in this land: but if he repent not of his sins, which are unbelief and blindness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall. Behold his mission is given unto him and it shall not be given again. And whoso standeth in this mission, is appointed to be a judge in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide the lands of the heritage of God, unto his children; and to judge his people by the testimony of the just, and by the assistance of his counsellors

A governing body comprised of a bishop and his counselors. The bishop’s council was charged with overseeing the temporal affairs of the church, administering goods under the law of consecration, and assisting the poor. Bishop’s councils had authority to hold...

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, according to the laws of the Kingdom, which are given by the prophets of God: for verily I say unto you, my laws shall be kept on this land.
5. Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God rule him that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will; or in other words, him that counselleth, or sitteth upon the judgment seat. Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God, hath no need to break the laws of the land: wherefore, be subject to the powers that be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet. Behold the laws which ye have received from my hand, are the laws of the church

Principles given to the church and its members in February 1831 revelations. In January 1831, a revelation promised the saints in New York that the law would be given after they gathered in Ohio. Once in Ohio, on 9 and 23 February 1831, JS dictated two revelations...

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; and in this light ye shall hold them forth. Behold here is wisdom.
6. And now as I spake concerning my servant Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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: this land is the land of his residence, and those whom he has appointed for his counsellors. And also the land of the residence of whom I have appointed to keep— my store-house

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The Book of Malachi directed the House of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

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; wherefore let them bring their families to this land, as they shall counsel between themselves and me: for behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things,
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Firstly the rich, and the learned, the and wise and the  noble; and after that cometh the day of my power;—  then shall the poor, the lame, and the blind, and the  deaf, come in unto the marriage of the Lamb, and  partake of the supper of the Lord, prepared for the  great day to come. Behold I the Lord have spoken it.—
4. And that the testimony might go forth from Zion: yea,  from the mouth of the city of the heritage of God; yea, for  this cause I have sent you hither: and have selected my ser vant Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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, and have appointed unto him his  mission in this land: but if he repent not of his sins, which  are unbelief and blindness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall.  Behold his mission is given unto him and it shall not be given  again. And whoso standeth in this mission, is appointed to be a  judge in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide  the lands of the heritage of God, unto his children; and to judge  his people by the testimony of the just, and by the assistance of  his counsellors

A governing body comprised of a bishop and his counselors. The bishop’s council was charged with overseeing the temporal affairs of the church, administering goods under the law of consecration, and assisting the poor. Bishop’s councils had authority to hold...

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, according to the laws of the Kingdom, which are given  by the prophets of God: for verily I say unto you, my laws shall  be kept on this land.
5. Let no man think that he is ruler, but let God rule him  that judgeth, according to the counsel of his own will; or  in other words, him that counselleth, or sitteth upon the  judgment seat. Let no man break the laws of the land, for  he that keepeth the laws of God, hath no need to break the  laws of the land: wherefore, be subject to the powers that  be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues  all enemies under his feet. Behold the laws which ye have  received from my hand, are the laws of the church

Principles given to the church and its members in February 1831 revelations. In January 1831, a revelation promised the saints in New York that the law would be given after they gathered in Ohio. Once in Ohio, on 9 and 23 February 1831, JS dictated two revelations...

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; and  in this light ye shall hold them forth. Behold here is  wisdom.
6. And now as I spake concerning my servant Ed ward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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: this land is the land of his residence, and  those whom he has appointed for his counsellors. And also  the land of the residence of whom I have appointed to keep—  my store-house

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The Book of Malachi directed the House of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

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; wherefore let them bring their families to this  land, as they shall counsel between themselves and me:  for behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things,
-[Continued on page 135]- [p. 130]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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, Robert B. Thompson

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; 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.

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