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Revelation, 2 January 1831 [D&C 38]

41st 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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Jan 2nd AD 1831
Received at farette Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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Seneca County State of New york A Comandment to 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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in New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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at a conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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they being Commanded to flee to Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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&c1

John Whitmer likely created this heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  


Saying thus saith the Lord God even Jesus Christ the great I am Alpha & Omega the begining & the end the same which looked upon the wide expance of eternity & all the Scerifick seraphic hosts of Heaven before the world was made the same which knoweth all things for all things are present before mine eyes I am the same which spoke & the world was made & all things came by me I am the same which hath taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom2

An account of Enoch’s community, called Zion, was recorded around December 1830 as part of JS’s ongoing revision of the Bible: “Enock and all his people walked with God and he dwellt in the midst of Zion and it came to pass that Zion was not[,] for God received it up into his own bosom and from thence went forth the saying Zion is fled.” (Old Testament Revision 1, p. 19 [Moses 7:69].)  


& verily I say even as many as have believed on my name for I am Christ & in mine own name by the [p. 49]
41st 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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Jan 2nd AD 1831
Received at farette [Fayette]

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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Seneca County State of New york A Comandment to 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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in New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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at a conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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 they being Commanded to flee to Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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&c1

John Whitmer likely created this heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  


Saying thus saith the Lord God even Jesus Christ  the great I am Alph[a] & Omega the begining & the end  the same which looked upon the wide expance of eternity & all  the Scerifick [seraphic] hosts of Heaven before the world was made the  same which k[n]oweth all things for all things are present  before mine eyes I am the same which spoke & the world was  made & all things came by me I am the same which  hath taken the Zion of Enoch into mine own bosom2

An account of Enoch’s community, called Zion, was recorded around December 1830 as part of JS’s ongoing revision of the Bible: “Enock and all his people walked with God and he dwellt in the midst of Zion and it came to pass that Zion was not[,] for God received it up into his own bosom and from thence went forth the saying Zion is fled.” (Old Testament Revision 1, p. 19 [Moses 7:69].)  


 & verily I say even as many as have believed on my name  for I am Christ & in mine own name by the [p. 49]
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Revelation, Fayette Township

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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, Seneca Co., NY, 2 Jan. 1831. Featured version, titled “41st Commandment Jan 2nd AD 1831,” copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 49–52; handwriting of 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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; CHL. Includes redactions. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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