business for the salvation of the saints who were sett ling among a ferocious set of mobbers, like lambs among wolves. It was my endeavor to so organize the , that the brethren might eventually be ind ependent of every incumbrance beneath the , by bonds and covenants of mutual friendship, and mutual love.
28–30 April 1832 • Saturday–Monday
On the 28th. and 29th. I visited the brethren above Big Blue river, in , Twelve miles west of , and received a welcome only known known by brethren and sisters united as one in the same faith, and by the same , and supported by the same Lord. The Branch, in particular, rejoiced as the Ancient Saints did with Paul. It is good to rejoice with the people of God. On the 30th. I returned to , and again sat in with the
brethren and received the following
Revelation given April, 1832.
1. Verily, thus saith the Lord, in addition to the concerning women and children, those who belong to the church, who have lost their husbands or fathers: women have claims on their husbands for their maintenance until their husbands are taken; and if they are not found transgressors they shall have fellowship in the church, and if they are not faithful they shall not have fellowship in the church; yet they may remain upon their according to the laws of the land.
2. All children have claim upon their parents for their maintenance until they are of age; and after that, they have claim upon the church; or, in other words upon the Lords , if their parents have not wherewith to give them inheritances. And the storehouse shall be kept by the of the church; that widows and orphans shall be provided for, as also the poor! Amen. [p. 213]