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Minutes, 17 August 1835

If faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings even so, Amen.
Also Benjamin Gifford, blessed as follows. In the name of Jesus Christ we ask our heavenly Father to bless thee in thy youth, & cleanse the[e] from sin, and prepare thee to receive an inheritance

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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with the sons of Zion, after the scourges are over. If thou art faithful the Lord, shall give thee Wisdom after Wisdom, grace after grace, until thou be prepared to take in the ministry with thy brethren, and go forth and do a great work in company with them, and be equal to them in all things, & do much good in proclaiming the gospel & if faithful, thou shalt return, with Joy to Zion, even so amen.
Also Elder, Elisha H. Groves

5 Nov. 1797–29 Dec. 1867. Farmer. Born in Madison Co., Kentucky. Son of John Groves and Mary Hurd. Moved to Indiana, 1819. Married first Sarah Hogue, ca. 1825, in Indiana. Member of Presbyterian church. Baptized into LDS church by Calvin Beebe, 1 Mar. 1832...

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, Blessed as follows, in the name of Jesus Christ, we 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 the High Priesthood

The authority and power held by certain officers in the church. The Book of Mormon referred to the high priesthood as God’s “holy order, which was after the order of his Son,” and indicated that Melchizedek, a biblical figure, was a high priest “after this...

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upon thee which thou hast already received. Thy head is already beginning to blossom for the grave, but the Lord shall give thee vigor of youth. Thou shalt see thy hearts desire in the redemption of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in 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 focus ...

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. Thy prayers have reached the heavens in her behalf, and thou shalt see her in her glory, and leap & praise God upon her land, Thy God hath looked upon thee and preserved thee and thou shalt gather many sons and daughters to Zion, who shall be as stars in the crown of thy rejoicing. And if thou art faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings, even so— Amen.
Also Brother Joseph Hartshorn blessed as follows. Our aged brother. with peculiar feelings we lay our hands upon thy head, and ask our heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ to bless thee. Our hearts are full of blessings for thee. Thou hast despised the infirmities of age and gone with thy younger brethren to the redemption of Zion. The Lord shall give thee blessing upon blessing, grace after grace and lead thee qently like a child & if it be wisdom, thy [p. 102]
If faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings even  so, Amen.
Also Benjamin Gifford, blessed as  follows. In the name of Jesus Christ we ask our heavenly  Father to bless thee in thy youth, & cleanse the[e] from sin,  and prepare the[e] to receive an inheritance

Generally referred to land promised by or received from God for the church and its members. A January 1831 revelation promised church members a land of inheritance. In March and May 1831, JS dictated revelations commanding members “to purchase lands for an...

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with the sons of  Zion, after the scourges are over. If thou art faithful  the Lord, shall give the[e] Wisdom after Wisdom, grace  after grace, until thou be prepared to take in the  ministry with thy brethren, and go forth and do a  great work in company with them, and be equal  to them in all things, & do much good in proclaim ing the gospel & if faithful, thou shalt return, with Joy  to Zion, even so amen.
Also Elder, Elisha H. Groves

5 Nov. 1797–29 Dec. 1867. Farmer. Born in Madison Co., Kentucky. Son of John Groves and Mary Hurd. Moved to Indiana, 1819. Married first Sarah Hogue, ca. 1825, in Indiana. Member of Presbyterian church. Baptized into LDS church by Calvin Beebe, 1 Mar. 1832...

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, Blessed as follows, in the name  of Jesus Christ, we 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...

View Glossary
the blessings of the High Priesthood

The authority and power held by certain officers in the church. The Book of Mormon referred to the high priesthood as God’s “holy order, which was after the order of his Son,” and indicated that Melchizedek, a biblical figure, was a high priest “after this...

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 upon the[e] which thou hast already received. Thy head is  already beginning to blossom for the grave, but the Lord  shall give the[e] vigor of youth. Thou shalt see thy hearts  desire in the redemption of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in 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 focus ...

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. Thy prayers have  reached the heavens in her behalf, and thou shalt see  her in her glory, and leap & praise God upon her land,  Thy God hath looked upon thee and preserved thee and thou  shalt gather many sons and daughters to Zion, who shall be  as stars in the crown of thy rejoicing. And if thou art  faithful, thou shalt receive all these blessings, even  so— Amen.
Also Brother Joseph Hartshorn  blessed as follows. Our aged brother. with peculiar  feelings we lay our hands upon thy head, and ask  our heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ  to bless thee. Our hearts are full of blessings for thee.  Thou hast despised the infirmities of age and gone with  thy younger brethren to the redemption of Zion. The  Lord shall give the[e] blessing upon blessing, grace after grace  and lead thee qently like a child & if it be wisdom, thy [p. 102]
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Minutes, 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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, OH, 17 Aug. 1835; handwriting of 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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; in Minute Book 1, pp. 98–106; CHL.

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