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

and climbeth up by me shall never fall: wherefore, blessed are they of which I have spoken, for they shall come forth with songs of ever-lasting Joy.
And it came to pass, that Enoch cried unto the Lord, saying: when the Son of man cometh in the flesh, shall the earth rest? I pray thee show me these things. And the Lord said unto Enoch, look, and he looked and beheld the son of man lifted upon the cross, after the manner of men; and he heard a loud voice; and the heavens were veiled; and all the creation of God mourned; and the earth groaned; and the rocks were rent: and the saints arose and were crowned at the right hand of the Son of Man, with crowns of glory. and as many of the spirits as were in prison, came forth, and stood on the right hand of God; and the remainder was reserved in chains of darkness until the Judgement of the great day. And, again, Enoch wept and cried unto the Lord, again, saying when shall the earth rest? And Enoch beheld the Son of man ascend up unto the Father: And he called unto the Lord, Saying, wilt thou not come again upon the earth, for as much as thou art God, and I know thee, and thou hast sworn unto me and command

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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me that I should ask in the name of thine Only begotten, thou hast made me, and given unto me, a right to thy throne, and not of myself but through thine own grace; wherefore I ask thee, if thou wilt not come again on the earth? And the Lord said unto Enoch, as I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wickedness and vengeance, to fulfil the oath which I have made unto you, concerning the children of Noah; and the day shall come that the earth shall rest, but before that day the heavens shall be-darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth; and great tribulations shall be among the children of men but my people will I preserve; and righteousness will I send down out of heaven, and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only begotten his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men: and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood to gather

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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out mine elect from the [p. 86]
and climbeth up by me shall never fall: wherefore, blessed are  they of which I have spoken, for they shall come forth with  songs of ever-lasting Joy.
And it came to pass, that Enoch cried unto the Lord, saying:  when the Son of man [cometh] in the flesh, shall the earth rest? I  pray thee show me these things. And the Lord said unto  Enoch, look, and he looked and beheld the son of man lif ted upon the cross, after the manner of men; and he heard  a loud voice; and the heavens were veiled; and all the cre ation of God mourned; and the earth groaned; and the rocks  rent were rent: and the saints arose and were crowned at  the right hand of the Son of Man, with crowns of glory.  and as many of the spirits as were in prison, came  forth, and stood on the right hand of God; and the re mainder was reserved in chains of darkness until the  Judgement of the great day. And, again, Enoch wept and  cried unto the Lord, again, saying when shall the earth rest?  And Enoch beheld the Son of man ascend up unto the  Father: And he called unto the Lord, Saying, wilt  thou not come again upon the earth, for as much as  thou art God, and I know thee, and thou hast sworn  unto me and command

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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me that I should ask in the  name of thine Only begotten, thou hast made me, and  given unto me, a right to thy throne, and not of myself but  through thine own grace; wherefore I ask thee, if thou wilt not  come again on the earth? And the Lord said unto Enoch, as I  live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wicked ness and vengeance, to fulfil the oath which I have made  unto you, concerning the children of Noah; and the day  shall come that the earth shall rest, but before that day  the heavens shall be-darkened, and a veil of darkness shall  cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the  earth; and great tribulations shall be among the children  of men but my people will I preserve; and righteousness will  I send down out of heaven, and truth will I send  forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only begotten  his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection  of all men: and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep  the earth as with a flood to gather

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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out mine elect from the [p. 86]
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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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