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

Addenda

Addenda, Note A • 9 September 1833

Sept. 4 Letter to Vienna Jaquish

10 June 1787–7 Feb. 1884. Laundress, nurse. Born in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Daughter of Henry Jaques and Lucinda Hughes. Lived in Boston, 1827–1830. Baptized into LDS church by E. Harris, 12 July 1831. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833....

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Sept. 4. 1833 I wrote as follows to Sister “Vienna Jaquish [Jaques]

10 June 1787–7 Feb. 1884. Laundress, nurse. Born in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Daughter of Henry Jaques and Lucinda Hughes. Lived in Boston, 1827–1830. Baptized into LDS church by E. Harris, 12 July 1831. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833....

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at Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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Dear Sister Having a few leisure moments I set down to communicate to you a few words which I know I am under obligation to improve for your satisfaction, if it should be a satisfaction for you to receive a few words from your unworthy brother in Christ, I received your letter some time since containing a history of your journey, and your safe arrival for which I bless the Lord; I have often felt a whispering since I received your letter, like this, Joseph thou art indebted to thy God for the offering of thy Sister Vienna

10 June 1787–7 Feb. 1884. Laundress, nurse. Born in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Daughter of Henry Jaques and Lucinda Hughes. Lived in Boston, 1827–1830. Baptized into LDS church by E. Harris, 12 July 1831. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833....

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which proved a savor of life as pertaining to thy pecuniary concern, therefore she should not be forgotten of thee, for the Lord hath done this and thou shouldst remember her in all thy prayers; and also by letter for she oftentimes calleth on the Lord, saying, O Lord inspire thy servant Joseph to communicate by letter some word to thine unworthy handmaid and say all my sins are forgiven and art thou not content with the chastisement wherewith thou hast chastised thy handmaid; yea Sister this seems to be the whispering of a Spirit and judge ye what Spirit it is— I was sensible when you left Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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that the Lord would chasten you but I prayed fervently in the name of Jesus that you might live to receive your Inheritance

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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agreeable to the 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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which was given concerning you. I am not at all astonished at what has happened to you, neither to what has happened to Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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, and I could tell all the whys and wherefores of all these calamities, but alas it is in vain to warn and give precepts, for all men are naturally disposed to walk in their own paths as they are pointed out by their own fingers and are not willing to consider and walk in the path which is pointed out by another, saying this is the way walk ye in it, altho’ he should be an unerring director, and the Lord his God sent him, nevertheless I do not feel disposed to cast any reflections, but I feel to cry mightily unto the Lord that all things might work together for good, which has happened, yea I feel to say, O Lord let Zion be comforted, let her waste places be built up, and established an hundred fold, let thy Saints come unto Zion out of every nation, let her be exalted to the third heavens, and let [p. 1 [addenda]]

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Addenda

Addenda, Note A • 9 September 1833

<Sept. 4> <Letter to  Vienna Jaquish

10 June 1787–7 Feb. 1884. Laundress, nurse. Born in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Daughter of Henry Jaques and Lucinda Hughes. Lived in Boston, 1827–1830. Baptized into LDS church by E. Harris, 12 July 1831. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833....

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> Sept. 4. 1833 I wrote as follows to Sister “Vienna Jaquish [Jaques]

10 June 1787–7 Feb. 1884. Laundress, nurse. Born in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Daughter of Henry Jaques and Lucinda Hughes. Lived in Boston, 1827–1830. Baptized into LDS church by E. Harris, 12 July 1831. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833....

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at Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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Misso.
Dear Sister Having a few leisure moments I set down to communicate  to you a few words which I know I am under obligation to  improve for your satisfaction, if it should be a satisfaction  for you to receive a few words from your unworthy brother in  Christ, I received your letter some time since containing a history  of your journey, and your safe arrival for which I bless the Lord;  I have often felt a whispering since I received your letter,  like this, Joseph thou art indebted to thy God for the offering  of thy Sister Vienna

10 June 1787–7 Feb. 1884. Laundress, nurse. Born in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Daughter of Henry Jaques and Lucinda Hughes. Lived in Boston, 1827–1830. Baptized into LDS church by E. Harris, 12 July 1831. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833....

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which proved a savor of life as pertaining  to thy pecuniary concern, therefore she should not be forgotten  of thee, for the Lord hath done this and thou shouldst remember  her in all thy prayers; and also by letter for she oftentimes  calleth on the Lord, saying, O Lord inspire thy servant Joseph  to communicate by letter some word to thine unworthy handmaid  and say all my sins are forgiven and art thou not  content with the chastisement wherewith thou hast chastised  thy handmaid; yea Sister this seems to be the whispering  of a Spirit and judge ye what Spirit it is— I was sensible  when you left Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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that the Lord would chasten you  but I prayed fervently in the name of Jesus that you  might live to receive your Inheritance

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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agreeable to the  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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which was given concerning you. I am  not at all astonished at what has happened to you,  neither to what has happened to Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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, and I could tell  all the whys and wherefores of all these calamities, but  alas it is in vain to warn and give precepts, for all men  are naturally disposed to walk in their own paths as they  are pointed out by their own fingers and are not willing  to consider and walk in the path which is pointed out  by another, saying this is the way walk ye in it, altho’ he  should be an unerring director, and the Lord his God sent him,  nevertheless I do not feel disposed to cast any reflections, but I  feel to cry mightily unto the Lord that all things might work  together for good, which has happened, yea I feel to say, O Lord  let Zion be comforted, let her waste places be built up, and  established an hundred fold, let thy Saints come unto Zion out  of every nation, let her be exalted to the third heavens, and let [p. 1 [addenda]]
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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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