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Journal, 1835–1836

Angeline Carter

26 Aug. 1823–1888. Born at Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont. Daughter of John S. Carter and Elizabeth Kenyon. Received patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., 29 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Lived at Upper Alton, Madison Co., Illinois, Mar. 1841...

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born in Benson

Located in western Vermont, near south end of Lake Champlain. Settled 1783; organized ca. 1786. Population in 1830 about 1,500. Scene of many early religious revivals. Location of first branch of LDS church in Vermont, 1831. Branch consisted mostly of former...

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Rutland Co. V.t. Augst 26 1823
Thou art a child— thy heart is pure & Satan shall have no power over thee because of thy blessing God shall be thy Father, an heir with Jesus— observe the words of thy friends who care for thee & seek to please them, The Lord will give thee children & wisdom to teach them righteousness, & they shall be blest of the Lord & call thee blessed, a daughter of Abraham live till satisfied with life. I seal

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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thee up unto eternal life in the name of Jesus Amen
Johanna Carter

26 Nov. 1824–5 Feb. 1847. Born at Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont. Daughter of John S. Carter and Elizabeth Kenyon. Received patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., 29 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Moved to Missouri, 1838. Moved to Quincy, Adams...

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born in Putnam [blank] Ny—
Nov. 26. AD. 1824
I seal

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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the blessings of a Father, thy Father is no more, blessings of Abraham Isaac & Jacob, strength health healed of all infirmites— Satan have no power to afflict— Lord guard thee by his holy Angels— name written in heaven— eyes opened to see visions Angels minister unto thee— a companion— lead thee to the house of God

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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— see the glory of God fill the house see the end of this generation— have power to stand against all the power of Satan & overcome through the faith which is in Jesus. I seal thee up unto eternal life in the name of the Lord Jesus Amen
Nancy Carter

26 Feb. 1827–1 Feb. 1904. Born at Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont. Daughter of John S. Carter and Elizabeth Kenyon. Father died of cholera, 25 June 1834, on Rush Creek, Clay Co., Missouri. Lived at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Received patriarchal blessing...

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born in Benson

Located in western Vermont, near south end of Lake Champlain. Settled 1783; organized ca. 1786. Population in 1830 about 1,500. Scene of many early religious revivals. Location of first branch of LDS church in Vermont, 1831. Branch consisted mostly of former...

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Rutland Co. V.t—
Feby. 26 AD. 1827
Thou art a child— the Lord loves thee Satan shall seek in vain to destroy thee— Lord raise friends for thee which shall guard thee from the destroyer, thy name is written in heaven live to see the winding up of this generation [p. 147]
Angeline Carter

26 Aug. 1823–1888. Born at Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont. Daughter of John S. Carter and Elizabeth Kenyon. Received patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., 29 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Lived at Upper Alton, Madison Co., Illinois, Mar. 1841...

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born in Benson

Located in western Vermont, near south end of Lake Champlain. Settled 1783; organized ca. 1786. Population in 1830 about 1,500. Scene of many early religious revivals. Location of first branch of LDS church in Vermont, 1831. Branch consisted mostly of former...

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Rutland Co. V.t. Augst 26 1823
Thou art a child— thy heart is pure & Satan  shall have no power over thee because of thy  blessing God shall be thy Father, an heir with  Jesus— observe the words of thy friends who care  for thee & seek to please them, The Lord will  give thee children & wisdom to teach them  righteousness, & they shall be blest of the Lord  & call thee blessed, a daughter of Abraham  live till satisfied with life. I seal

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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the[e] up unto  eternal life in the name of Jesus Amen
Jo[h]anna Carter

26 Nov. 1824–5 Feb. 1847. Born at Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont. Daughter of John S. Carter and Elizabeth Kenyon. Received patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith Sr., 29 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Moved to Missouri, 1838. Moved to Quincy, Adams...

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born in Putnam [blank] Ny—
Nov. 26. AD. 1824
I seal

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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the blessings of a Father, thy Father is no  more, blessings of Abraham Isaac & Jacob, strength  health healed of all infirmites— Satan have no power  to afflict— Lord guard thee by his holy Angels— name  written in heaven— eyes op[e]ned to see visions Angels  minister unto thee— a companion— lead thee to the  house of God

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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— see the glory of God fill the house see  the end of this generation— have power to stand against  all the power of Satan & overcome through the  faith which is in Jesus. I seal thee up unto eternal  life in the name of the Lord Jesus Amen
Nancy Carter

26 Feb. 1827–1 Feb. 1904. Born at Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont. Daughter of John S. Carter and Elizabeth Kenyon. Father died of cholera, 25 June 1834, on Rush Creek, Clay Co., Missouri. Lived at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Received patriarchal blessing...

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born in Benson

Located in western Vermont, near south end of Lake Champlain. Settled 1783; organized ca. 1786. Population in 1830 about 1,500. Scene of many early religious revivals. Location of first branch of LDS church in Vermont, 1831. Branch consisted mostly of former...

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Rutland Co. V.t—
Feby. 26 AD. 1827
Thou art a child— the Lord loves thee Satan  shall seek in vain to destroy thee— Lord raise  friends for thee which shall guard thee from the  destroyer, thy name is written in heaven  live to see the winding up of this generation [p. 147]
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JS, “Sketch Book for the use of Joseph Smith, jr.,” Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836; handwriting of Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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, an unidentified scribe, Sylvester Smith

25 Mar. 1806–22 Feb. 1880. Farmer, carpenter, lawyer, realtor. Born at Tyringham, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Chileab Smith and Nancy Marshall. Moved to Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, ca. 1815. Married Elizabeth Frank, 27 Dec. 1827, likely in Chautauque...

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, Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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, Warren Cowdery

17 Oct. 1788–23 Feb. 1851. Physician, druggist, farmer, editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Married Patience Simonds, 22 Sept. 1814, in Pawlet, Rutland Co. Moved to Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., New York, 1816...

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, JS, 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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; 195 pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes redactions and archival marking.
The text block consists of 114 leaves—including single flyleaves and pastedowns in the front and back—measuring 12¼ x 8 inches (31 x 20 cm). The 110 interior leaves are ledger paper with thirty-four lines in faint—and now faded—black ink that has turned brown. There are nine gatherings of various sizes—each about a dozen leaves per gathering. The text block is sewn all along over cloth tapes. The front and back covers of the journal are pasteboard. The ledger has a tight-back case binding with a brown calfskin quarter-leather binding. The outside covers are adorned in shell marbled paper, with dark green body and veins of light green. The bound volume measures 12⅜ x 8¼ inches (31 x 21 cm) and is 13/16 inches (2 cm) thick. One cover of the book is labeled “Repentence.” in black ink. The first page of ledger paper under that cover contains eight lines of references to the book of Genesis under the heading “Scriptures relating to Repentince”. The spine has “No 8” inscribed upside up when the book is standing upright for this side. When the volume is turned upside down and flipped front to back, the other cover is titled “Sabbath Day” with “No 9” written beneath in black ink. The first page of ledger paper under that cover contains two lines of references to the book of Genesis under the heading “Scriptures relating to the Sabbath day”. Thus the book was used to simultaneously house two volumes of topical notes on biblical passages. This book was apparently part of a larger series that included at least two other extant volumes—one bearing “Faith” and “10” on the cover, and the other bearing “Second Comeing of Christ” and “No 3” on one cover and “Gift of the Holy Ghost” on the other cover.1

“Grammar & Aphabet of the Egyptian Language,” Kirtland Egyptian Papers, ca. 1835–1836, CHL; Kirtland Elders Quorum, “Record”.  


In late 1835, JS and scribes began using the book to record his journal for 1835–1836, which begins on the recto of the second leaf of ledger paper. Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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added the title “Sketch Book” to the cover, beneath “Repentence.”.
The entire journal is inscribed in black ink that later turned brown. Pages 25, 51, 77, 103, 129, and 154 bear the marks of adhesive wafers that were probably used to attach manuscripts until they were copied into the journal. The journal was used in Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, Illinois, in 1843 as a major source in composing JS’s multivolume manuscript history of the church. At this time, redactions were made in ink and in graphite pencil, and use marks were made in graphite. Also, apparently in Nauvoo, the cover of the journal side of the book was marked with a “D” and then with a larger, stylized “D”. At some point a white paper spine label was added with “1835–6 <Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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> JOURNAL” hand printed or stenciled in black ink that later turned brown. The insertion “Kirtland” is written in graphite. Also, in the “Repentence” side of the volume, the rectos of the third through eighth leaves of ledger paper are numbered on the upper right-hand corners as 195, 197, 199, 201, 203, and 205—all written in graphite and apparently redactions. Except with regard to the title “Sketch Book”, none of the authors of the inscriptions mentioned previously have been identified. This volume is listed in Nauvoo and early Utah inventories of church records, indicating continuous custody.2

Historian’s Office, “Schedule of Church Records”; “Historian’s Office Catalogue,” [1], Catalogs and Inventories, 1846–1904, CHL; Johnson, Register of the Joseph Smith Collection, 7.  


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