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Revelation, 12 March 1832 [D&C 79]

A Revelation given to Jerad Jared Carter

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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March 12th 1832 in Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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Pordage Portage County Ohio,——1

It is unknown whether this heading appeared in the original manuscript. The copy made by John Whitmer in Revelation Book 1 contains the heading “Revelation given March 12 1832 Hiram Portage Ohio.” (Revelation Book 1, p. 147.)  


Verily verily I say unto you that it is my will that my Servant Jerad

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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should go again into the eastern countries from place, to place, and from City, City, in the power of the ordinence

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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wherewith he has been ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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In his journal, Carter wrote that “the power of the ordinan[c]e where with I had been ordained . . . was to the high privilige of administering in the name of Jesus Christ even to seal on earth and to build up the Church of Christ and to work meracles in the name of Christ.”a JS stated earlier that “the order of the High priesthood is that they have power given them to seal up the Saints unto eternal life.”b This similar terminology, as well as Carter’s reference to “the high privilege,” suggests that “the ordinence wherewith he has been ordained” refers to Carter’s ordination to the high priesthood. Though the date of his ordination is unknown, Carter’s journal provides hints. It refers to him being given “the authority of an apostle” prior to 22 September 1831 and relates an event that occurred sometime between 6 June and 22 September 1831 in which he was “endowed with power from on high” and thereafter had the ability to cast out devils and heal the sick.c Later accounts of the June 1831 conference at which the high priesthood was first bestowed referred to its conferral as an “endowment” of power, while former church member Ezra Booth noted in October 1831 that many of the Saints had “been ordained to the High Priesthood, or the order of Milchesidec; and profess to be endowed with the same power as the ancient apostles were.”d  


aCarter, Journal, 53.

bMinutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.

cCarter, Journal, 35.

dCorrill, Brief History, 18; Ezra Booth, “Mormonism—No. II,” Ohio Star [Ravenna], 20 Oct. 1831, [3].

proclaiming glad tidings of great joy even the everlasting gospel3

See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:3]; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:40–43].  


and I will send upon him the comforter which shall teach him the truth and his way whither he shall go4

See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:11]; and Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50:14].  


and in as much as he is faithful I will crown him again with sheaves5

“Sheaves” is used here as a metaphor for converts. (See Micah 4:12; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 497 [3 Nephi 20:18]; and Revelation, 25 Jan. 1832–A [D&C 75:5]; see also Carter, Journal, 123.)  


wherefore let your heart be glad my servant Jerad

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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and fear not saith your Lord even Jesus Christ Amen—— [p. 12]
A Revelation given to Jerad [Jared] Carter

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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March 12th 1832  in Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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Pordage [Portage] County Ohio,——1

It is unknown whether this heading appeared in the original manuscript. The copy made by John Whitmer in Revelation Book 1 contains the heading “Revelation given March 12 1832 Hiram Portage Ohio.” (Revelation Book 1, p. 147.)  


Verily verily I say unto you that it is my  will that my Servant Jerad

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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should go again  into the eastern countries from place, to place,  and from City, City, in the power of the ordinence

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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 wherewith he has been ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

View Glossary
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In his journal, Carter wrote that “the power of the ordinan[c]e where with I had been ordained . . . was to the high privilige of administering in the name of Jesus Christ even to seal on earth and to build up the Church of Christ and to work meracles in the name of Christ.”a JS stated earlier that “the order of the High priesthood is that they have power given them to seal up the Saints unto eternal life.”b This similar terminology, as well as Carter’s reference to “the high privilege,” suggests that “the ordinence wherewith he has been ordained” refers to Carter’s ordination to the high priesthood. Though the date of his ordination is unknown, Carter’s journal provides hints. It refers to him being given “the authority of an apostle” prior to 22 September 1831 and relates an event that occurred sometime between 6 June and 22 September 1831 in which he was “endowed with power from on high” and thereafter had the ability to cast out devils and heal the sick.c Later accounts of the June 1831 conference at which the high priesthood was first bestowed referred to its conferral as an “endowment” of power, while former church member Ezra Booth noted in October 1831 that many of the Saints had “been ordained to the High Priesthood, or the order of Milchesidec; and profess to be endowed with the same power as the ancient apostles were.”d  


aCarter, Journal, 53.

bMinutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.

cCarter, Journal, 35.

dCorrill, Brief History, 18; Ezra Booth, “Mormonism—No. II,” Ohio Star [Ravenna], 20 Oct. 1831, [3].

proclaiming  glad tidings of great joy even the everlasting  gospel3

See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:3]; and Vision, 16 Feb. 1832 [D&C 76:40–43].  


and I will send upon him the comforter  which shall teach him the truth and his  way whither he shall go4

See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:11]; and Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50:14].  


and in as much as he  is faithful I will crown him again with sheaves5

“Sheaves” is used here as a metaphor for converts. (See Micah 4:12; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 497 [3 Nephi 20:18]; and Revelation, 25 Jan. 1832–A [D&C 75:5]; see also Carter, Journal, 123.)  


 wherefore let your heart be glad my servant  Jerad

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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and fear not saith your Lord even  Jesus Christ Amen—— [p. 12]
Revelation, Hiram Township

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, OH, 12 Mar. 1832. Featured version, titled “A Revelation given to Jerad Carter

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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March 12th 1832 in Hiram Pordage County Ohio,” copied [between 12 Mar. and ca. 1 Apr. 1832] in Revelation Book 2, p. 12; handwriting of 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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