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Revelation, 2 August 1833–B [D&C 94]

And again verily I say unto <you> my friends, a commandme nt I give unto you that ye shall commence a work of laying out and  preparing a begining and foundation of the City of the Stake of Zion  here in the land of Kirtland; begining at my house, and behold it must  be done according to the pattern which I have given you unto you, and  let the first lot on the south be consecrated unto me for the  building of an house for the presidency, in obtaining revelations and  for the work of the ministry of the presidency in all things pertain ing to the church and kingdom; verily I say unto you it shall that it  shall be built fifty five by sixty five in the width thereof and in the bread  thereof length thereof in the inner court, and there shall be a lower  and higher court and a higher court according to the pattern, which shall  be given unto you hereafter; and it shall be dedicated unto the Lord for  from the foundation thereof according to the order of the priesthood acc ording to the pattern which shall be given you unto you hereafter  and it shall be wholy dedicated unto the Lord, for the work of the pre sidency; and ye shall not suffer any unclean thing to come into it  and my glory shall be there, and my presence shall be there, but if there  shall come into it any unclean thing my glory shall not be there  and my presence shall not be there come into it. And
And again verily I say unto you the second lot on the south shall  be dedicated unto me for the work of the printing of the translation  of my scriptures, and all things whatsoever I shall command you;  and it shall be fifty five by sixty five in the width thereof and in the leng th thereof in the inner court, and there shall be a lower and higher  court, and this house shall be wholy dedicated unto the Lord from the  foundation thereof for the work of the printing in all things whatso ever I shall command you to be holy and undefiled according to the [p. [2]]
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By summer 1833, the church’s leadership in Ohio had drawn a plat for the City of Zion to be built in Missouri. This revelation called for a similar enterprise to be undertaken in Kirtland, Ohio, and specified the construction of two additional buildings—one for a printing operation and a “house” for the presidency. A committee was also appointed to oversee the buildings’ construction.
This revelation and another of the same date were included in a 6 August 1833 letter sent by Sidney Rigdon, Frederick G. Williams, and JS to church leaders in Missouri. Edward Partridge received the letter. Williams copied the revelation’s text, the setting of which was identified as “Kirtland 2d. of August 1833,” into Revelation Book 2 sometime between August 1833 and August 1834. John Whitmer recorded the transcript in Revelation Book 1 without a specific identification. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation.

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