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Revelation, 23 April 1834 [D&C 104]

own way: & behold, this is the way that I the Lord hath decreed to provide for my saints, that the poor shall be exalted in that the rich are made low; for the earth is full, & there is enough & to spare; yea, I have prepared all things, & have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves. Therefore if any man shall take of the abundance which I have made, & impart not his portion according to the law of my gospel unto the poor & the needy, he shall with Dives lift up his eyes in hell, being in torment. And now verily, I say unto you concerning the properties of the Firm

An organization that supervised the management of church enterprises and properties from 1832 to 1834. In March and April 1832, revelations directed that the church’s publishing and mercantile endeavors be organized. In accordance with this direction, the...

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own way: & behold, this is the way  that I the Lord hath decreed to provide  for my saints, that the poor shall  be exalted in that the rich are  made low; for the earth is full,  & there is enough & to spare; yea,  I have prepared all things, & have  given unto the children of men  to be agents unto themselves. Therefore  if any man shall take of the abun dance which I have made, & impart  not his portion according to the law  of my gospel unto the poor & the  needy, he shall with Diveses lift  up his eyes in hell, being in tor ment. And now verily, I say un to you concerning the properties  of the Firm

An organization that supervised the management of church enterprises and properties from 1832 to 1834. In March and April 1832, revelations directed that the church’s publishing and mercantile endeavors be organized. In accordance with this direction, the...

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, Let my servant [p. [23]]
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Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 23 Apr. 1834; in Book of Commandments Book C, [pp. 19–43]; handwriting of Orson Pratt

19 Sept. 1811–3 Oct. 1881. Farmer, writer, teacher, merchant, surveyor, editor, publisher. Born at Hartford, Washington Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Moved to New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York, 1814; to Canaan, Columbia Co., fall...

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