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

mouths of all the holy prophets since the world began.
4. Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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, and through this priesthood

The greater or higher of two orders of priesthood in the church. Also known as “the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son of God,” “the high priesthood,” and “the high and holy priesthood.” This priesthood held the “right of presidency,” the responsibility...

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, a savor unto my people Israel; The Lord hath Said it: Amen

December 1832

Appearances of troubles among the nations, became more visible, this season, than they had previously done, since the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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began her journey out of the wilderness. The ravages of the cholera were frightful, in almost all the large cities on the globe; and the plague broke out in India; while the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, amid all her pomp and greatness, was threatened with immediate dissolution. The people of South Carolina, in convention assembled, (in November,) passed ordinances, declaring their state, a free and Independent Nation; and appointed thursday the 31st. day of January 1833, as a day of humiliation and prayer, to implore Almighty God to vouchsafe his blessings, and restore liberty and happiness within their borders.
President Andrew Jackson issued his proclamation against this rebellion; called out a force sufficient to quell it, and implored the blessings of God to assist the Nation

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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to extricate itself from the horrors of the approaching and Solemn Crisis.

25 December 1832 • Tuesday

On Christmas day I received the following;
Prophecy, Given December 25th. 1832.
Omitted in the Star Vol 14
Verily thus saith the Lord, concerning the wars that will shortly come to pass; beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls. And the time will come that war will be poured out upon all Nations, beginning at this place: for, behold, the southern states shall be divided against the Northern States; and the southern states will call on other Nations, even the Nation of Great Britain, as it is called: and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other Nations, [p. 244]
mouths of all the holy prophets since the world  began.
4. Blessed Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue  in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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, and  through this priesthood

The greater or higher of two orders of priesthood in the church. Also known as “the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son of God,” “the high priesthood,” and “the high and holy priesthood.” This priesthood held the “right of presidency,” the responsibility...

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, a savor unto my  people Israel; The Lord hath Said it: Amen

December 1832

Appearances of troubles among the nations,  became more visible, this season, than they had previ ously done, since the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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began her journey out  of the wilderness. The ravages of the cholera were  frightful, in almost all the large cities on the globe;  and the plague broke out in India; while the  United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, amid all her pomp and greatness, was  threatened with immediate dissolution. The people  of North <South> Carolina, in convention assembled, (in  November,) passed ordinances, declaring their state,  a free and Independent Nation; and appointed  thursday the 31st. day of January 1833, as a day  of humiliation and prayer, to implore Almighty God  to vouchsafe his blessings, and restore liberty and  happiness within their borders.
President [Andrew] Jackson issued his proclamation  against this rebellion; called out a force sufficient  to quell it, and implored the blessings of God to  assist the Nation

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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to extricate itself from the horrors  of the approaching and Solemn Crisis.

25 December 1832 • Tuesday

On Christmas day I received the following;
Prophecy, Given December 25th. 1832.
<Omitted in the Star Vol 14>
Verily thus saith the Lord, concerning the wars  that will shortly come to pass; beginning at the rebell ion of South Carolina, which will eventually termin ate in the death and misery of many souls.  And the time will come that war will be poured  out upon all Nations, beginning at this place:  for, behold, the southern states shall be divided against  the Northern States; and the southern states will call  on other Nations, of even the Nation of Great Britain,  as it is called: and they shall also call upon other  nations, in order to defend themselves against other Nations, [p. 244]
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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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