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Minutes, 27–28 December 1832

in his turn his feelings, and determination to keep the commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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of God, And then proceded to receive a revelation concerning the subject above stated 9 oclock PM. the revelation not being finished the conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 oclock AM—.
28th. meet according to adjournment and commenced by Prayer then proceded to receive the residue of the above revelation and it being finished and there being no further business before the conference closed the meeting by prayer in harmony with the brethren and gratitude to our heavenly Father for the great manifestation of his holy spirit during the setting of the conference
F 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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in his turn his feelings, and determination  to keep the commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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of God, And then  proceded to receive a revelation concerning the  subject of our above stated 9 oclock PM.  the revelation not being finished the conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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 adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 oclock AM—.
28th. meet according [to] adjournment and commenced  by Prayer then proceded to receive the residue  of the <above> revelation and it being finished  and there being no further business before  the conference closed the meeting by prayer  in harmony with the brethren and gratitude to  our heavenly Father for the great manifestation  of his holy spirit during the setting of the  conferenc[e]
F 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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On 27–28 December 1832, ten high priests assembled in the upstairs of the 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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, Ohio, store owned by Bishop Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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. JS’s practice at the time was to meet in conference with gatherings of high priests to conduct church business. Those in attendance had come together to learn the Lord’s will in regard to their responsibilites and the building up of Zion. As part of the two-day meeting, JS dictated a lengthy revelation later designated as the “Olive Leaf.”
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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, who had been serving as JS’s scribe since 20 July 1832, kept minutes of these meetings and copied them into Minute Book 1.

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