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Revelation, 25 January 1832–A [D&C 75:1–22]

Verily <verily> I say unto you I who speak even by the  voice of my spirit even alpha and Omega your  Lord and your God Hearkon o you ye who have given  your names to go forth to proclaim my gos pel and to prune my vinyard behold I say unto  you that it is my will that you should go forth  and not tarry neither be idle but labour with your  mights lifting up your voices as with the sound  of a trump proclaiming the truth according to the  revelations and commandments which I have  given you and thus if ye are faithfull ye shall  be laden with many sheeves and crowned with  honor and glory and immortality and eternal life
Therefore verily I say unto my servent William [E. McLellin]  I revoke the commission which I gave unto him to  go unto the eastern countries and I give unto him  a new commission and a new commandment in  the which I the Lord chasteneth him for the murm erings of his heart and he sinned nevertheless I forgive  him and say unto him again go ye into the south  countries and let my servent Luke [Johnson] go with him  and proclaim the things which I have commanded them  calling on the name of the Lord teaching for the com forter which shall teach them all things that is  expedient for them praying always that they faint  not and inasmuch as they do this I will be with  them even unto the end behold this is the will of the  Lord your God concerning you even so Amen
And again verily thus saith the Lord let my servent  Orson Hyde and my servent Samuel [Smith] take their jour ney into the eastern countries and proclaim the things  which I have commanded them and inasmuch as  they are faithfull lo I will be with them even  unto the end
and again verily I say unto my servent Lyman [Johnson] and  unto my servent orson Pratt they shall also take [p. [1]]
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At a conference in Amherst, Ohio, on 25 January 1832, church officers conducted business and received missionary assignments. This revelation commissioned twelve pairs of missionaries and specified their particular assignments. JS was also sustained as president of the church’s high priesthood.
The three extant manuscript versions indicate that this text originated with two revelations dictated the same day. Sidney Rigdon recorded this revelation, possibly during the conference. It was retained by Newel K. Whitney. Samuel Smith and Orson Hyde also made a copy of this revelation between 25 January and 1 February 1832 in Hyde’s collection of revelations. John Whitmer copied the text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “79 A Revelation given at Amherst in a conference held there to ten Elders. January 25. 1832.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation, giving the date of January 1832 but no location.

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