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

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

tion: and from thence let them journey for the congregations  of their brethren, for their labors, even now, are wanted more  abundantly among them, than among the congregations of  the wicked.
6 And now concerning the residue, let them journey and declare  the word among the congregations of the wicked, in asmuch  as it is given, and inasmuch as they do this they shall rid  their garments, and they shall be spotless before me; and  let them journey to gether, or two by two, as seemeth them good,  only let my servant Reynolds Cahoon, and my servant—  Samuel H. Smith, with whom I am well pleased, be not sep arated until they return to their homes, and this for a wise—  purpose in me. And verily I say unto you, and what I say  unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer little children,  for I am in your midst, and have not forsaken you, and  inasmuch as you have humbled yourselves before me, the bles sings of the kingdom are yours. Gird up your loins and be  watchful, and be sober, looking forth for the coming of the  Son of man, for he cometh in an hour you think not. Pray  always that you enter not into temptation, that you may  abide the day of his coming, whether in life or death;  even so: Amen.

13 August 1831 • Saturday

On the 13th I met several of the Elders on their  way to the land of Zion, and after the joyful salutations <with>  which brethren meet each other with, who are actually  “contending for the faith once delivered to the saints,” I  received the following
Revelation given August, 1831.
1 Behold and hearken, O ye elders of my church saith the  Lord your God: even Jesus Christ, your advocate who knoweth  the weakness of man, and how to succor them who are temp ted: and verily mine eyes are upon those who have not as  yet gone up unto the land of Zion: wherefore your mission is not  yet full; nevertheless ye are blessed, for the testimony which ye  have born is recorded in heaven for the angels to look upon,—  and they rejoice over you: and your sins are forgiven you.
2 And now contin[u]e your journey. Assemble yourselves upon  the land of Zion, and hold a meeting and rejoice together,—  and offer a sacrament unto the most High: and then you [p. 145]
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.