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

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

be made partakers of the glories, which are to be revealed in  the last days, as it was written by the prophets and apostles  in days of old.
2 Verily I say unto you, my servant William, that you are  clean, but not all; repent, therefore, of those things which are  not pleasing in my sight, saith the Lord, for the Lord will  show them unto you. And now verily I the Lord will show  unto you what I will concerning you, or what is my will concerning  you, behold, verily I say unto you, that it is my will that you  should proclaim my [gospel] from land to land, and from city to  city, yea, in those regions round about where it has not been—  proclaimed.
3 Tarry not many days in this place: go not up unto the land  of Zion, as yet: but inasmuch as you can send, send; otherwise  think not of thy property. Go unto the eastern lands; bear testi mony in every place, unto every people, and in their syna gogues; reasoning with the people.
4 Let my servant, Samuel H. Smith go with you, and forsake him  not, and give him thine instructions: and he that is faithful shall  be made strong in every place, and I, the Lord, will go with  you.
5 Lay your hands upon the sick and they shall recover. Re turn not till I, the Lord shall send you. Be patient in afflic tion. Ask and ye shall receive; Knock and it shall be opened  unto you. Seek not to be cumbered. Forsake all unrighteous ness. Commit not adultery, a temptation with which thou  hast been troubled. Keep these sayings, for they are true and  faithful, and thou shalt magnify thine office, and push  many people to Zion— with songs of everlasting joy upon their—  heads. Continue in these things, even unto the end, and  you shall have a crown of eternal life, at the right hand  of my Father, who is full of grace and truth. Verily thus  saith the Lord your God, your Redeemer, even Jesus Christ—  Amen.

1–12 November 1831 • Tuesday–Saturday

I returned from the conference at Orange to Hiram,  and as Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer were to start  for Independence, Missouri, a Special Conference was  appointed for the first of November, at which I  received the following

William W. Phelps handwriting ends, Willard Richards begins.  

Revelation. [p. 157]
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.