During this which continued three days the utmost harmony prevailed and all things were settled satisfactory to all present, and a desire was manifest by all the saints to go forward and labor with all their power to spread the great and glorious principles of truth which had been
revealed by our heavenly father. A number were during the conference and the work of the Lord spread and prevailed.
At this time a great desire was manifest by several of the respecting the remnants of the house of Joseph— the residing in the west, knowing that the purposes of God were great to that peo ple and hoping that the time had come when the prom ises of the Almighty in regard to that people were about to be accomplished, and that they would receive the gospel and enjoy its blessings. The desire being so great that it was agreed upon we should enquire of the
Lord respecting the propriety of sending som of the Elders among them, which we accordingly did and received the following revelation
Revelation to and given Octr. 1830
1 And now concerning my servant behold I say unto him that as I live I will <that he shall> declare my gospel and learn of me, and be meek and lowly of heart and that which I have appointed unto him is that he shall go with my servants and into the wilderness among the Lamanites; and also shall go with them, and I myself will go with them and be in their midst: and I am their advo cate with the
Father and nothing shall prevail. And they shall give heed to that which is written and pretend to no other revelations and they shall pray allways that I may unfold them to their understanding; and they shall give heed unto these words and trifle not and I will bless them. Amen.
Immediately on the receipt
of receiving this revelation preparations were made for the journey of the brethren therin designated to the boarders of the Lamanites and a copy of the revelation was given them: [p. 60]