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History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

January 19 and your memorials for your sacrifices, by the sons of Levi, and for your oracles in your most holy places, wherein you receive conversations and your statutes and judgments, for the beginning of the revelations and foundation 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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, and for the glory, honor, and endowment of all her municipals, are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house which my people are always commanded to build unto my holy name. 13 And verily I say unto you, let this house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein, unto my people; for I deign to reveal unto my church, things which have been kept hid from before the foundation of the world; things that pertain to the dispensation of the fulness of times; and I will show unto my servant Joseph all things pertaining to this house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, and the priesthood thereof; and the place whereon it shall be built: and ye shall build it on the place where you have contemplated building it; for that is the spot which I have chosen for you to build it. If ye labor with all your mights, I will consecrate that spot, that it shall be made holy; and if my people will hearken unto my voice, and unto the voice of my servants whom I have appointed to lead my people, behold verily I say unto you, they shall not be moved out of their place. But if they will not hearken unto my voice, nor unto the voice of these men whom I have appointed, they shall not be blest, because they pollute mine holy grounds, and mine holy ordinances, and charters, and my holy words, which I give unto them. 14. And it shall come to pass, that if you build a house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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unto my name, and do not do. the things that I say, I will not perform the oath which I make unto you, neither fulfil the promises which ye expect at my hands, saith the Lord; for instead of blessings, ye, by your own works, bring cursings, wrath, indignation, and judgments upon your own heads, by your follies, and by all your abominations, which you practice before me, saith the Lord. 15 Verily, verily I say unto you, that when I give a commandment to any of the sons of men, to do a work unto my name, and those sons of men go with all their mights, and with all they have, to perform that work, and cease not their diligence, and their enemies come upon them, and hinder them from performing that work; behold it behoveth me to require that work no more at the hands of those sons of men, but to accept of their offerings; and the iniquity and transgression of my holy laws and commandments, I will visit upon the heads of those who hindered my work, unto the third and fourth generation, so long as they repent not, and hate me, saith the Lord God. Therefore for this cause have I accepted the offerings of those whom I commanded to build up a City and a house

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, directed temple to be built short distance west of courthouse on hill just outside of Independence, Missouri. JS directed dedication of temple site by Sidney Rigdon, 3 Aug. 1831. On same date, church claimed site for eventual...

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unto my name, in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, Missouri, and were hindered by their enemies, saith the Lord your God: and I will answer judgment, wrath, and indignation, wailing and anguish, and gnashing of teeth upon their heads, unto the third and fourth generation, so long as they repent not, and hate me, saith the Lord your God. 16 And this I make an example unto you, for your consolation, concerning all those who have been commanded to do a work, and have been hindered by the hands of their enemies, and by oppression, saith the Lord your God; for I am the Lord your God, and will save all those of [p. 1152]
<January 19> and your memorials for your sacrifices, by the sons of Levi, and for your  oracles in your most holy places, wherein you receive conversations and  your statutes and judgments, for the beginning of the revelations and  foundation 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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, and for the glory, honor, and endowment of all her municipals,  are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house which my people are always  commanded to build unto my holy name. 13 And verily I say unto  you, let this house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances  therein, unto my people; for I deign to reveal unto my church, things  which have been kept hid from before the foundation of the world; things  that pertain to the dispensation of the fulness of times; and I will show  unto my servant Joseph all things pertaining to this house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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, and the  priesthood thereof; and the place whereon it shall be built: and ye  shall build it on the place where you have contemplated building it;  for that is the spot which I have chosen for you to build it. If ye labor  with all your mights, I will consecrate that spot, that it shall be made holy;  and if my people will hearken unto my voice, and unto the voice of my  servants whom I have appointed to lead my people, behold verily I say unto  you, they shall not be moved out of their place. But if they will not hearken  unto my voice, nor unto the voice of these men whom I have appointed,  they shall not be blest, because they pollute mine holy grounds, and mine  holy ordinances, and charters, and my holy words, which I give unto them.  14. And it shall come to pass, that if you build a house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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unto my name,  and do not do. the things that I say, I will not perform the oath which I make  unto you, neither fulfil the promises which ye expect at my hands, saith the  Lord; for instead of blessings, ye, by your own works, bring cursings, wrath, indignation,  and judgments upon your own heads, by your follies, and by all your abominations,  which you practice before me, saith the Lord. 15 Verily, verily I say unto you,  that when I give a commandment to any of the sons of men, to do a work unto my  name, and those sons of men go with all their mights, and with all they have, to  perform that work, and cease not their diligence, and their enemies come upon them,  and hinder them from performing that work; behold it behoveth me to require  that work no more at the hands of those sons of men, but to accept of their  offerings; and the iniquity and transgression of my holy laws and commandments,  I will visit upon the heads of those who hindered my work, unto the third and  fourth generation, so long as they repent not, and hate me, saith the Lord God.  Therefore for this cause have I accepted the offerings of those whom I commanded  to build up a City and a house

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, directed temple to be built short distance west of courthouse on hill just outside of Independence, Missouri. JS directed dedication of temple site by Sidney Rigdon, 3 Aug. 1831. On same date, church claimed site for eventual...

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unto my name, in Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, Missouri,  and were hindered by their enemies, saith the Lord your God: and I will  answer judgment, wrath, and indignation, wailing and anguish, and gnashing of  teeth upon their heads, unto the third and fourth generation, so long as they repent  not, and hate me, saith the Lord your God. 16 And this I make an example  unto you, for your consolation, concerning all those who have been commanded to  do a work, and have been hindered by the hands of their enemies, and by oppression,  saith the Lord your God; for I am the Lord your God, and will save all those of [p. 1152]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. C-1, created 24 Feb. 1845–3 July 1845; handwriting of Thomas Bullock, Franklin D. Richards

2 Apr. 1821–9 Dec. 1899. Carpenter, businessman, newspaper editor. Born at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Phinehas Richards and Wealthy Dewey. Raised Congregationalist. Baptized into LDS church by Phinehas Richards, 3 June 1838, at Richmond...

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, Jonathan Grimshaw, and Leo Hawkins; 512 pages, plus 24 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the third volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This third volume covers the period from 2 November 1838 to 31 July 1842; the remaining five volumes, labeled A-1, B-1, D-1, E-1 and F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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