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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at him, for that which had July. Patten

14 Nov. 1799–25 Oct. 1838. Farmer. Born in Vermont. Son of Benoni Patten and Edith Cole. Moved to Theresa, Oneida Co., New York, as a young child. Moved to Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, as a youth. Married Phoebe Ann Babcock, 1828, in Dundee. Affiliated...

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’s Epistle continued. not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider”
Upon this servant is bestowed the keys of the dispensation of the fulness of times. That from him, the priesthood of God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, might be given to many. and the order of this dispensation Established on the earth. And to the church he has said by commandment, (see Book of Commandments, 46 Section, 2d par) “Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words, and commandments which he shall give unto you, as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me; for his words ye shall receive as from my own mouth, in all patience and faith, for by doing these things. the gates of hell shall not prepail prevail against you.
Now my readers, you can see in some degree, the grace given to this man of God, to us-ward: that we, by the great mercy of God, should receive from under his hand, the Gospel of Jesus Christ: And having the promise of partaking of the fruit of the vine, on the earth with him, and with the holy prophets and patriarchs our fathers. For those holy men are angels now; and these are they, who make the fulness of times complete with us: And they who sin against this authority given to him, (the before mentioned man of God,) sins not against him only, but against Moroni, who holds the keys of the Stick of Ephraim. And also, with Elias, who holds the keys of bringing to pass, the restitution of all things: And also John the son of Zacherias, which Zacharias Elias visited, and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the Spirit of Elias, which John I have sent unto you, my servants Joseph Smith Jr and Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, to ordain you to this first priesthood, even as Aaron, And also Elijah who holds the keys of committing the power, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse.
And also Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers, by whom the promises remain. And also Michael; or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days: and also, Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be Apostles, and especial witnesses of my name and bear the keys of your ministry, and of the same things I revealed unto them; unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last time, and for the fulness of times; In the which I will gather together in one all things, both which are in heaven and which are on earth.
Therefore, brethren, beware concerning yourselves, that you sin not against the authority of this dispensation, nor think lightly of those whom God has counted worthy for so great a calling, and for whose sake he hath made them servants unto you, that you might be made the heirs of God, to inherit so great a blessing, and be prepared for the grand assembly, and sit there with the Ancient of days, even Adam, our father, who shall come to prepare you for the coming of Jesus Christ, our Lord; for the time is at hand therefore gather up your effects, and gather together upon the land, which the [p. 811]
many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at him, for that which had  <July.  Patten

14 Nov. 1799–25 Oct. 1838. Farmer. Born in Vermont. Son of Benoni Patten and Edith Cole. Moved to Theresa, Oneida Co., New York, as a young child. Moved to Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, as a youth. Married Phoebe Ann Babcock, 1828, in Dundee. Affiliated...

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’s Epistle  continued.> <not> been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard  shall they consider”
Upon this servant is bestowed the keys of the dis pensation of the fulness of times. That from him, the priesthood of God,  through our Lord Jesus Christ, might be given to many. and the order  of this dispensation Established on the earth. And to the church he has  said by commandment, (see Book of Commandments, 46 Section, 2d par)  “Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words,  and commandments which he shall give unto you, as he receiveth  them, walking in all holiness before me; for his words ye shall receive  as from my own mouth, in all patience and faith, for by doing  these things. the gates of hell shall not prepail [prevail] against you.
Now my readers, you can see in some degree, the grace given to this man  of God, to us-ward: that we, by the great mercy of God, should receive from  under his hand, the Gospel of Jesus Christ: And having the promise  of partaking of the fruit of the vine, on the earth with him, and with  the holy prophets and patriarchs our fathers. For those holy men  are angels now; and these are they, who make the fulness of times  complete with us: And they who sin against this authority given to  him, (the before mentioned man of God,) sins not against him only,  but against Moroni, who holds the keys of the Stick of Ephraim. And  also, with Elias, who holds the keys of bringing to pass, the restitution  of all things: And also John the son of Zacherias, which Zacharias  Elias visited, and gave promise that he should have a son, and his  name should be John, and he should be filled with the Spirit of Elias,  which John I have sent unto you, my servants Joseph Smith Jr and  Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, to ordain you to this first priesthood, even as Aaron,  And also Elijah who holds the keys of committing the power, to turn  the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to  the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse.
And also Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers, by  whom the promises remain. And also Michael; or Adam, the father of  all, the prince of all, the ancient of days: and also, Peter, and James,  and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you  and confirmed you to be Apostles, and especial witnesses of my name  and bear the keys of your ministry, and of the same things I reveal ed unto them; unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom , and a dispensation of the gospel for the last time, and for the fulness  of times; In the which I will gather together in one all things, both which  are in heaven and which are on earth.
Therefore, brethren, beware  concerning yourselves, that you sin not against the authority of this  dispensation, nor think lightly of those whom God has counted worthy  for so great a calling, and for whose sake he hath made them ser vants unto you, that you might be made the heirs of God, to inherit so  great a blessing, and be prepared for the grand assembly, and sit there  with the Ancient of days, even Adam, our father, who shall come to prepare  you for the coming of Jesus Christ, our Lord; for the time is at hand therefore gath er up your effects, and gather together upon the land, which the [p. 811]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. B-1, created 1 Oct. 1843–24 Feb. 1845; handwriting of 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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and Thomas Bullock; 297 pages, plus 10 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the second volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This second volume covers the period from 1 September 1834 to 2 November 1838; the subsequent four volumes, labeled C-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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