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Revelation, 16–17 December 1833 [D&C 101]

and establish her waste places no more to be thrown down were the churches

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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who call themselves after my name willing to harken to my voice and again I say unto you those who have been scattered by their enemies it is my will that they should continue to importune for redress and redemption by the hand of those who are placed as rulers and are in authority over you according to the Law and constitution of the people which I have suffered to be established and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh according to just and holy principles, that evry man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity according to the moral agency which I have given unto them that evry man may be accountable for his own sins inthe day of judgment therefor it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another and for this purpose have I established the constitution of this Land by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose and redeemed the Land by the shedding of blood, Now unto what shall I liken the children of Zion I will liken them unto the parable of the woman and the unjust judge (for men ought always to pray and not faint) which saith there was in a city a judge which feared not God neither regarded man and there was a widow in that city and she came unto him saying [p. 81]
and establish her waste places no more to be  thrown down were the churches

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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who call themsel ves after my name willing to hear harken to my  voice and again I say unto you those who  have been scattered by their enemies it is  my will that they should continue to impor tune for redress and redemption by the  hand of those who are placed as rulers and  are in authority over you according to the  Law and constitution of the people which  I have suffered to be established and should  be maintained for the rights and protection  of all flesh according to just and holy prin ciples, that evry man may act in doctrine  and principle pertaining to futurity  according to the moral agency which I  have given unto them that evry man  may be accountable for his own sin in sins [in] the day of judgment therefor it is not  right that any man should be in bon dage one to another and for this purpose  have I established the constitution of this  Land by the hands of wise men whom  I raised up unto this very purpose and  redeemed the Land by the shedding of  blood, Now unto what shall I liken  the children of Zion I will liken them to  unto the parable of the woman and the  unjust judge (for men ought always  to pray and not faint) which saith  there was in a city a judge which  feared not God neither regarded  man and there was a widow in that  city and she came unto him saying [p. 81]
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This revelation, dictated in the aftermath of the violent expulsion of church members from Jackson County

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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, Missouri, provided direction on a variety of questions and concerns raised by those events. Along with explaining the cause of the displacement, it discussed the future of Zion and counseled the Missouri church not to sell Jackson County lands but to petition the government for redress.
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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recorded this text in Revelation Book 2, without a preface or conclusion. John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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entered the text into Revelation Book 1. A broadside, printed no later than 19 January 1834, also included the revelation. The Painesville (Ohio) Telegraph published a version as “A Scrap of Mormonism” in the 24 January 1834 edition. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of December 1833.

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