Revelation, 12 January 1838–B

Kirtland Jan 12th 1838
Can the first any branch of the Church  of Latter Day Saints be concidered a stake  of Zion utill [until] they have acknowleged the  authority of the first Presidensy, by a vote  of said Church,
Thus saith the Lord verily I say  unto you nay
How then
Answer. No stake shall be appointed  except by the first presidency and this  Presidency be acknowleged by the voice  of the same, otherwise it shall not be  counted as a Stake of Zion, And again  except it be dedicated by this Presidency  it cannot be acknowleged as a Stake  of Zion, For unto this end, have I app ointed them, in laying the foundation of  and establishing my Kingdom [p. [1]]
Revelation, Kirtland, OH, 12 Jan. 1838; handwriting of George W. Robinson; one page; Revelations Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.