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

be able to bear his presence in a world of glory. And to God and the Lamb be glory, and honor, and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Nothing could be more pleasing to the Saint, upon the order of the kingdom of the Lord, than the light which burst upon the world, through the foregoing vision. Every law, every commandment

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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, every promise, every truth, and every point, touching the destiny of man, from Genesis to Revelation, where the purity of either remains unsullied from the wisdom of men, goes to shew the perfection of the theory, and witnesses the fact that that document is a transcript from the Records of the eternal world. The sublimity of the ideas; the purity of the language; the scope for action; the continued duration for completion, in order that the heirs of salvation, may confess the Lord and bow the knee; The rewards for faithfulnes & the punishments for sins, are so much beyond the narrow mindedness of men, that every honest man is constrained to exclaim; It came from God.

March 1832

About the first of march, in connection with the translation of the scriptures, I received the following explanation of the Revelations of Saint John.
What is the sea of glass spoken of by John, 4th. chapter, and 6th. verse of the Revelation?
It is the earth in its sanctified, immortal and eternal state.
What are we to understand by the four beasts spoken of by John in the 4th. chapter, and 6th. verse of Revelation?
They are figurative expressions, used by the Revelator, John, in describing heaven, the paradise of God, the happiness of men, and of beasts, and of creeping things, and of the fowls of the air; that which is spiritual being in the [p. 192]
be able to bear his presence in a world of  glory. And to God and the Lamb be glory,  and honor, and dominion forever and  ever. Amen.
Nothing could be more pleasing to the  Saint, upon the order of the kingdom of the Lord,  than the light which burst upon the world, through  the foregoing vision. Every law, every commandment

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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,  every promise, every truth, and every point, touching  the destiny of man, from Genesis to Revelation,  where the purity of either remains unsullied from  the wisdom of men, goes to shew the perfection  of the theory, and witnesses the fact that that  document is a transcript from the Records of the  eternal world. The sublimity of the ideas; the  purity of the language; the scope for action; the  continued duration for completion, in order that the  heirs of salvation, may confess the Lord and  bow the knee; The rewards for faithfulnes & the  punishments for sins, are so much beyond  the narrow mindedness of men, that every  honest man is constrained to exclaim; It  came from God.

March 1832

About the first of march, in connection  with the translation of the scriptures, I received  the following explanation of the Revelations of  Saint John.
What is the sea of glass spoken of by  John, 4th. chapter, and 6th. verse of the Revelation?
It is the earth in its sanctified, immor tal and eternal state.
What are we to understand by the four  beasts spoken of by John in the 4th. chapter,  and 6th. verse of Revelation?
They are figurative expressions, used  by the Revelator, John, in describing heaven, the  paradise of God, the happiness of men, and of  beasts, and of creeping things, and of the fowls  of the air; that which is spiritual being in the [p. 192]
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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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