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

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

am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly: Amen.
It had been decided by the conference that Elder Oliver  Cowdery should carry the commandments and revelations  to Independence, Missouri, for printing, and that I should  arrange and get them in readiness by the time  that he left, which was to be by the 15th. of the  month and possibly before, At this time there  were many things which the elders desired to  know relative to preaching the gospel to the  inhabitants of the earth, and concerning  the gathering: and, in order to walk by the  true light, and be instructed from on high,  on the 3d of November 1831. I enquired of the Lord  and received the following Revelation, which  by way of <from its> importance, and <for> distinction has  Since been called the Appendix, and added  to the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, and  called the Appendix
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the  Lord your God, and hear the word of the Lord con cerning you; the Lord who shall suddenly come to his  temple; the Lord who shall come down on the world  with a curse to Judgment; yea, upon all the nations  that forget God, and upon all the ungodly among  you. For he shall make bear his holy arm in the  eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the  earth shall see the salvation of their God.
Wherefore, prepare ye, prepare ye, O my people; sanctify  yourselves; gather ye together, O ye people of my church,  upon the land of Zion, all you that have not been  commanded to tarry. Go ye out from Babylon.  Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Call  your solemn assemblies, and speak often one to  another. And let every man call upon the  name of the Lord; yea, verily I say unto you,  again, the time has come when the voice of the Lord  is unto you, Go ye out of Babylon; gather ye  out from among the nations, from the four winds,  from one end of heaven to the other. [p. 166]
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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.

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