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

may desern between the righteous and the wicked saith your God and again I say unto you it is conterary to my commandment

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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and my will that my servant Algernon Sidney Gilbert

28 Dec. 1789–29 June 1834. Merchant. Born at New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Eli Gilbert and Lydia Hemingway. Moved to Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; to Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, by Sept. 1818; to Painesville, Geauga Co...

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should sell my store house

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The book of Malachi directed the house of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

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which I have appointed unto my people into the hands of mine enemies let not that which I have appointed be poluted by mine enemies by the consent of those who call themselves after my name for this is a very soar and grievous sin against me and against my people in consequence of those things which I have decreed and are soon to befall the nations therefore it is my will that my people should claim and hold claim upon that which I have appointed unto them though they should not be permited to dwell thereon nevertheless I do not say they shall not dwell thereon for in as much as they bring forth fruit and works meet for my kingdom they shall dwell thereon they shall build and another shall not inherit it they shall plant vineyards and they shall eat the fruit thereof even so amen [p. 83]
may desern between the righteous and the  wicked saith your God and again I say  unto you it is conterary to my command ment

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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and my will that my servant  Alge[r]non Sidney Gilbert

28 Dec. 1789–29 June 1834. Merchant. Born at New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Eli Gilbert and Lydia Hemingway. Moved to Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; to Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, by Sept. 1818; to Painesville, Geauga Co...

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should sell my  store house

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The book of Malachi directed the house of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

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which I have appointed unto  my people unto <into> the hands of mine en emies let not that which I have  appointed be poluted by mine enem ies by the consent of those who call them selves afte[r] my name for this is a very  soar and grievous sin against me and  against my people in consequence of those  things which I have decreed and are  soon to <be>fall the nations therefore it is  my will that my people should  claim and hold claim upon that  which I have appointed unto them  though they should not be permited  to dwell thereon nevertheless I do not  say they shall not dwell thereon for in  as much as they bring forth fruit  and works meet for my kingdom  they shall dwell thereon they shall  build and anothe[r] shall not inher it it they shall plant vineyards  and they shall eat the fruit thereof  even so amen [p. 83]
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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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