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

The common remark was, they are “lost books”; but it seems the apostolic churches had some of these writings, as Jude mentions or quotes the prophecy of Enoch the seventh from Adam. To the joy of the little flock, which in all, from Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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to Canandaigua

Located in central part of county in west-central part of state. Area settled, by 1790. Population in 1830 about 5,200. Joseph Smith Sr. imprisoned for debt for thirty days at county seat of Canandaigua village, Oct.–Nov. 1830. W. W. Phelps and Brigham Young...

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, numbered about seventy members, did the Lord reveal the following doings of olden time from the prophiciy of Enoch.
Prophecy of EnochExtract from the prophecy of Enoch.
Given by Revelation to Joseph Smith Jun.
And it came to pass that Enoch continued his speech saying, Behold our father Adam taught these things, and many have believed and become the sons of God, and many have believed not and have perished in their sins, and are looking forth [with] fear, in torment for the fiery indignation of the wrath of god to be poured out upon them. And from that time forth Enoch began to prophesy, saying unto the people, That, as I was journeying and stood upon the place Mahujah, and I cried unto the Lord, there came a voice out of heaven, saying: Turn ye and get ye upon the Mount Simeon. And [it] came to pass that I turned and went upon the mount, and as I stood upon the mount, I beheld the heavens open, and I was clothed upon with glory, and I saw the Lord; he stood before my face, and he talked with me, even as a man talketh one with another face to face; and he saith unto me, Look, and I will show unto thee the world for the space of many generations. And it came to pass that I beheld in the valley of Shum, and lo! a great people which dwelt in tents, which were the people of Shum. And again the Lord said unto me, Look! and I looked towards the north, and I beheld the people of Canaan, which dwelt in tents. And the Lord said unto me prophesy; and I prophesied saying:— Behold the people of Canaan, which are numerous, shall go forth in battle array against the people of Shum, and shall slay them, that they shall utterly be destroyed; and the people of Canaan shall divide themselves in the land, and the land shall be barren and unfruitful, and none other people shall dwell there but the people of Canaan: for behold the Lord shall curse the land with much heat, and the barrenness there of shall go forth forever: And there was a blackness come upon all the children of Canaan, that they were despised among all people. And it came to pass that the Lord said unto me, Look, and [p. 81]
The common remark was, they are “lost books”; but it seems  the apostolic churches had some of these writings, as Jude mentions  or quotes the prophecy of Enoch the seventh from Adam. To  the joy of the little flock, which in all, from Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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to Canandai gua

Located in central part of county in west-central part of state. Area settled, by 1790. Population in 1830 about 5,200. Joseph Smith Sr. imprisoned for debt for thirty days at county seat of Canandaigua village, Oct.–Nov. 1830. W. W. Phelps and Brigham Young...

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, numbered about seventy members, did the Lord reveal the  following doings of olden time from the prophiciy of Enoch.
<Prophecy  of  Enoch>Extract from the prophecy of Enoch.
<Given by Revelation to Joseph Smith Jun.>
And it came to pass that Enoch continued his speech  saying, Behold our father Adam taught these things, and many were have  believed and become the sons of God, and many have believed  not and have perished in their sins, and are looking forth [with]  fear, in torment for the fiery indignation of the wrath of  god to be poured out upon them. And from that time forth  Enoch began to prophesy, saying unto the people, That, as  I was journeying and stood upon the place Mahujah, and I  cried unto the Lord, there came a voice out of heaven, saying:  Turn ye and get ye upon the Mount Simeon. And [it] came to pass  that I turned and went upon the mount, and as I stood upon  the mount, I beheld the heavens open, and I was clothed upon  with glory, and I saw the Lord; he stood before my face, and  he talked with me, even as a man talketh one with another  face to face; and he saith unto me, Look, and I will show  unto thee the world for the space of many generations. And  it came to pass that I beheld in the valley of Shum, and lo! a  great people which dwelt in tents, which were the people of  Shum. And again the Lord said unto me, Look! and I looked  towards the north, and I beheld the people of Canaan, which  dwelt in tents. And the Lord said unto me prophesy; and I  prophesied saying:— Behold the people of Canaan, which are  numerous, shall go forth in battle array against the people  of Shum, and shall slay them, that they shall utterly be  destroyed; and the people of Canaan shall divide them selves in the land, and the land shall be barren and un fruitful, and none other people shall dwell there but the people  of Canaan: for behold the Lord shall curse the land with  much heat, and the barrenness there of shall go forth for ever: And there was a blackness come upon <all> the chil dren of Canaan, that they were despised among all people.  And it came to pass that the Lord said unto me, Look, and [p. 81]
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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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, William W. Phelps

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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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