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

and put himself under the fatherly care of him whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light, and who rewardeth his sons and daughters, who serve him faithfully to the end, with eternal life.—
To continue, in his own figure, he now stood before the world to feed the fowls of the Lord, in the same manner that he had done in early life, to feed the poultry of the gentleman with whom he resided: for says he, “when I poured the corn upon the ground, the fowls all came together en masse, but after the corn was exhausted, and the stream stayed, the fowls all turned away, giving in different directions each one singing his own song: so with religion, while God poured out the Stream of revelation upon the ancient church, they were all united and ate the living bread; but when he withheld revelations, in latter times, because of unbelief of man, they turned and went their own course, and sung their own song: some a methodist song; some a baptist song; some a presbytererian song, &c, but if they had had revelation they would have sung one of the songs of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus 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 ...

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”.

October 1831

In the forepart of October I received the following
Revelation on prayer, given October 1831.
1 Hearken, and lo a voice as of one sent down from on high, who is mighty and powerful, whose going forth is unto the ends of the earth; yea, whose voice is unto men, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the Stone cut out of the mountain with out hands, shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth; yea, a voice crying, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, prepare ye the supper of the Lamb, make ready for the bride-groom; pray unto the Lord; call upon his holy name; make known his wonderful— works among the people; call upon the Lord, that his kingdom may go forth upon the earth; that the inhabitants— thereof may receive it; and be prepared for the days to come, in the which the Son of man shall come down in heaven, clothed in the brightness of his glory, to meet the kingdom of God which is set up on the earth: wherefore, may the kingdom of God go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come, [p. 155]
and put himself under the fatherly care of him whose yoke is  easy and whose burden is light, and who rewardeth his sons and  daughters, who serve him faithfully to the end, with eternal life.—
To continue, in his own figure, he now stood before the world  to feed the fowls of the Lord, in the same manner that he  had done in early life, to feed the poultry of the gentleman  with whom he resided: for says he, “when I poured the corn upon  the ground, the fowls all came together en masse, but after  the corn was exhausted, and the stream stayed, the fowls all  turned away, giving in different directions each one singing his  own song: so with religion, while God poured out the Stream  of revelation upon the ancient church, they were all united  and ate the living bread; but when he withheld revelations,  in latter times, because of unbelief of man, they turned and  went their own course, and sung their own song: some a  methodist song; some a baptists song; some a presbytererian  song, &c, but if they had had revelation they would have  sung one of the songs of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus 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 ...

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”. His further history will  come in, in place, hereafter.

October 1831

In the forepart of October I received the following
Revelation on prayer, given October 1831.
1 Hearken, and lo a voice as of one sent down from on high, who  is mighty and powerful, whose going forth is unto they ends  of the earth; yea, whose voice is unto men, Prepare ye the  way of the Lord, make his paths straight. The keys of  the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth,  and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto they ends of  the earth, as the Stone cut out of the mountain with out hands,  shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth; yea, a  voice crying, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, prepare ye  the supper of the Lamb, make <ready> for the bride-groom; pray  unto the Lord; call upon his holy name; make known his  wonderful— works among the people; call upon the Lord, that  his kingdom may go forth upon the earth; that the inhabitants—  thereof may receive it; and be prepared for the days to come,  in the which the Son of man shall come down in heaven,  clothed in the brightness of his glory, to meet the kingdom of  God which is set up on the earth: wherefore, may the kingdom  of God go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come, [p. 155]
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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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