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

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

the hills, and flourish; and Israel shall be saved in mine  own due time. And by the keys which I have given, shall they  be led, and no more be confounded at all. Lift up your hearts  and be glad: your redemption draweth nigh. Fear not  little flock the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold  I come quickly; even so: Amen.
<A Revelation  to  E Partridge> And the voice of the Lord to Edward Partridge was,
A Revelation to Edward Partridge given December 1830.
1. Thus saith the Lord God, the mighty One of Israel, behold  I say unto you, my servant Edward, that you are blessed,  and your sins are forgiven you, and you are called to  preach my gospel, as with the voice of a trump; and I will  lay my hands upon you by the hand of my servant Sidney Rigdon,  and you shall receive my Spirit, the Holy Ghost, even the Comfor ter, which shall teach you the peaceable things of the kingdom: and  you shall declare it with a loud voice, saying hosanna, bles sed be the name of the most high God.
2. And now this calling and commandment give I unto you con cerning all men, that as many as shall come before my servants,  Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith Jr, embracing this calling and  commandment, shall be ordained and sent forth to preach the  everlasting gospel among all nations, crying repentance, saying,  Save yourselves from this untoward generation, and come forth  out of the fire, hating even the garments spotted with flesh.
3. And this commandment shall but be given unto the elders  of my church, that every man which will embrace it with sin gleness of heart, may be ordained and sent forth, even as I  have spoken. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: wherefore  gird up your loins and I will suddenly come to my temple;  even so; Amen.
<Miscella neous> It may be well to observe here, that the Lord greatly en couraged, and strengthened the faith of his little flock which had  embraced the fulness of the everlasting gospel, as revealed to  them in the book of Mormon, by giving some more extended  information upon the Scriptures; a tran[s]lation of which  had already commenced. Much conjecture and conversation  frequently occurred among the saints, concerning the books  mentioned and referred to, in various <places> in the old and new  testaments, which were now no where to be found. [p. 80]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, and Willard Richards; 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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