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Revelation, 10 January 1832 [D&C 73]

At a 6 September 1831 conference held at Nelson, Ohio, Ezra Booth was “silenced from preaching as an Elder.” Booth, a prominent Methodist minister before joining the Church of Christ, became disaffected during a mission to Missouri. He published his detailed criticisms of JS and the early church in the Ravenna Ohio Star in fall 1831.
JS promptly dispatched a company of elders to counter Booth’s allegations, but a December 1831 revelation instructed him and Sidney Rigdon to personally address the issue. As directed, JS and Rigdon invited their “enemies” to meet them “in public and in private.” This revelation terminated JS and Rigdon’s campaign and instructed them to return to work on a revision of the Bible.
Rigdon transcribed this text. John Whitmer incorporated a copy into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “A Revelation given Hiram Portage County Ohio January 10. 1832.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation, giving the date of January 1832 but no location.

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