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

and Two should put their tens of thousands to flight; and by the weak things of the earth, the Lord should thresh the nations by the power of his spirit. And for this cause these commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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were given; and they were commanded to be kept from the world in the day that they were given, but now are to go forth unto all flesh. And this according to the mind and will of the Lord, who ruleth over all flesh; and unto him that repenteth and sanctifieth himself before the Lord, shall be given eternal life. And upon them that hearken not unto the voice of the Lord, shall be fulfilled that which was written by the Prophet Moses, that they should be cut off from among the people.
7 And also that which was written by the prophet Malachi: For behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Wherefore this shall be the answer of the Lord unto them: In that day when I came unto my own, no man among you received me, and you were driven out. When I called again, there was none of you to answer, yet my arm was not shortened at all, that I could not redeem, neither my power to deliver. Behold at my rebuke I dry up the sea. I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish Stinketh, and dieth for thirst. I clothe the heavens with blackness, and make sackcloth their covering. And this shall ye have of my hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow.
8. Behold and lo there are none to deliver you, for ye obeyed not my voice when I called to you out of the heavens, ye believed not my servants; and when they were sent unto you ye received them not: wherefore they sealed

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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up the testimony and bound up the law, and ye were delivered over unto darkness: these shall go away into [p. 171]
and Two should put their tens of thousands to flight;  and by the weak things of the earth, the Lord should  thresh the nations by the power of his spirit. And  for this cause these commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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were given; and they  were commanded to be kept from the world in the day  that they were given, but now are to go forth unto  all flesh. And this according to the mind and will  of the Lord, who ruleth over all flesh; and unto  him that repenteth and sanctifieth himself before  the Lord, shall be given eternal life. And upon  them that hearken not unto the voice of the Lord,  shall be fulfilled that which was written by the  Prophet Moses, that they should be cut off from  among the people.
7 And also that which was written by the pro phet Malachi: For behold the day cometh that shall  burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all  that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that  cometh shall burn them up saith the Lord of Hosts,  that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.  Wherefore this shall be the answer of the Lord unto them:  In that day when I came unto my own, no man  among you received me, and you were driven  out. When I called again, there was none of you  to answer, yet my arm was not shortened at all , that I could not redeem, neither my power  to deliver. Behold at my rebuke I dry up the  sea. I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish  Stinketh, and dieth for thirst. I clothe the heavens  with blackness, and make sackcloth their cov ering. And this shall ye have of my hand, ye  shall lie down in sorrow.
8. Behold and lo there are none to deliver  you, for ye obeyed not my voice when I called  to you out of the heavens, ye believed not my  servants; and when they were sent unto you ye  received them not: wherefore they sealed

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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up the tes timony and bound up the law, and ye were deliv ered over unto darkness: these shall go away into [p. 171]
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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

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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, William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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, and Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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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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