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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]

Therefore prophesy and it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost: and if you are faithful behold I am with you until I come; and verily verily, I say unto you, I come quickly. I am your Lord and your Redeemer: Even so: Amen.

December 1830

in December. Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, came to inquire of the Lord, and with him came Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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; he was a pattern of piety, and one of the Lord’s great men, Shortly after the arrival of these two brethren, thus spake the Lord:—
A Revelation to J Smith & S Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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Decr 1830A revelation to Joseph Smith Junr. and Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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given at Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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, N.Y. December 1830.
1. Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same to day as yesterday and forever. I am Jesus Christ the Son of God, who was crucified for the Sins of the world, even as many as will believe on my name, that they may become the sons of God, even one in me as I am One in the Father, as the Father is one in me, that we may be one.
2. Behold, verily, verily I say unto my servant Sidney

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, I have looked upon thee and thy works. I have heard thy prayers, and prepared thee for a greater work. Thou art blessed for thou shalt do great things. Behold thou wast sent forth even as John to prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which should come, and thou knew it not. Thou didst baptize

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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with water unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost; but now I give unto you a commandment, that thou shalt baptize by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost, by the laying on of the hands

A practice in which individuals place their hands upon a person to bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost; ordain to an office or calling; or confer other power, authority, or blessings, often as part of an ordinance. The Book of Mormon explained that ecclesiastical...

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, even as the apostles of old.
3. And it shall come to pass that there shall be a great work in the land, even among 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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; for their folly and their abominations shall be made manifest, in the eyes of all people: For I am God and mine arm is not shortened, and I will show miracles, signs & wonders, unto all those who believe on my name. And whoso shall ask it in my name, in faith, they shall cast out devils; they shall heal the sick; they shall cause the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb [p. 78]
Therefore prophesy and it shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost: and  if you are faithful behold I am with you until I come; and verily  verily, I say unto you, I come quickly. I am your Lord and  your Redeemer: Even so: Amen.

December 1830

It was in December. that Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

View Glossary
Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, a sketch  of whose history I have before mentioned, came to inquire of the  Lord, and with <him> came that man, (of whom I will hereafter  speak more fully,) named Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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; he was a pattern  of piety, and one of <the> Lord’s great men, known by his stead fastness and patient endurance to the end. Shortly after the  arrival of these two brethren, thus spake the Lord:—
<A Revela tion to  J Smith &  S Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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 Decr  1830>A revelation to Joseph Smith Junr. and Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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given at  Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

More Info
, N.Y. December 1830.
1. Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega,  the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round,  the same to day as yesterday and forever. I am Jesus Christ  the Son of God, who was crucified for the Sins of the world,  even as many as will believe on my name, that they may  become the sons of God, even one in me as I am One in the  Father, as the Father is one in me, that we may be one.
2. Behold, verily, verily I say unto my servant Sidney

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

View Full Bio
, I have looked  upon thee and thy works. I have heard thy prayers, and pre pared the[e] for a greater work. Thou art blessed for thou shalt  do great things. Behold thou wast sent forth even as John and to  prepare the way before me, and before Elijah which should  come, and thou knew it not. Thou didst baptize

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

View Glossary
with wa ter unto repentance, but they received not the Holy Ghost;  but now I give unto you a commandment, that thou shalt  baptize by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost, by the  laying on of the hands

A practice in which individuals place their hands upon a person to bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost; ordain to an office or calling; or confer other power, authority, or blessings, often as part of an ordinance. The Book of Mormon explained that ecclesiastical...

View Glossary
, even as the apostles of old.
3. And it shall come to pass that there shall be a great  work in the land, even among 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 ...

View Glossary
; for their  folly and their abominations shall be made manifest,  in the eyes of all people: For I am God and mine arm  is not shortened, and I will show miracles, signs & won ders, unto all those who believe on my name. And whoso  shall ask it in my name, in faith, they shall cast out dev ils; they shall heal the sick; they shall cause the blind  to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb [p. 78]
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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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