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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 God1

See, for example, Revelation 1:8; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 473–474 [3 Nephi 9:18]; Revelation, 7 Dec. 1830 [D&C 35:1]; and Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63:60].  


Hearkon o ye who have given your names to go forth to proclaim my gospel and to prune my vinyard2

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 137–138, 139 [Jacob 5:62, 69; 6:2]; Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:19]; and Revelation, 5 Jan. 1831 [D&C 39:17].  


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 mights3

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 137–138 [Jacob 5:61–62, 71–72].  


lifting up your voices as with the sound of a trump4

See Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:2]; Revelation, 4 Nov. 1830 [D&C 34:6]; and Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:6].  


proclaiming the truth according to the revelations and commandments

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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which I have given you and thus if ye are faithfull ye shall be laden with many sheeves5

See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:5]; and Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:9].  


and crowned with honor and glory and immortality and eternal life6

See Romans 2:7.  


Therefore verily I say unto my servent William E. McLellin

18 Jan. 1806–14 Mar. 1883. Schoolteacher, physician, publisher. Born at Smith Co., Tennessee. Son of Charles McLellin and Sarah (a Cherokee Indian). Married first Cynthia Ann, 30 July 1829. Wife died, by summer 1831. Baptized into LDS church by Hyrum Smith...

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I revoke the commission which I gave unto him to go unto the eastern countries7

A 29 October 1831 revelation told McLellin to travel with Samuel Smith to “Eastern lands” and to “bear testimony in every place, unto every people.” (Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66:7].)  


and I give unto him a new commission and a new commandment in the which I the Lord chasteneth him for the murmerings of his heart and he sinned8

As commanded in a 29 October 1831 revelation, McLellin and JS’s brother Samuel Smith departed Hiram on a mission in mid-November 1831. About a month later, however, they had to discontinue their work. As Samuel Smith wrote, “Becaus of disobedience our way was hedged up before us Brother William was taken Sick and I returned about the 25 of december (1831).” Smith’s meaning is not entirely clear: He may have meant that some kind of disobedience, perhaps mere reluctance to preach, led to the failure of the mission, which was followed by McLellin’s illness. Or he may have been implying that some kind of disobedience led to McLellin’s illness, which in itself then halted the work. JS visited the bedridden McLellin on 28 December. McLellin wrote that he was healed by JS and returned with him to Hiram the next day. (Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66]; Samuel Smith, Diary, Nov.–Dec. 1831, [1]; McLellin, Journal, 28 Dec. 1831.)  


nevertheless I forgive him and say unto him again go ye into the south countries and let my servent Luke Johnson

3 Nov. 1807–8 Dec. 1861. Farmer, teacher, doctor. Born at Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs. Lived at Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, when baptized into LDS church by JS, 10 May 1831. Ordained a priest by Christian Whitmer...

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go with him and proclaim the things which I have commanded them calling on the name of the Lord for the comforter which shall teach them all things that is expedient for them10

See John 14:26.  


praying always that they faint not11

See Luke 18:1; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 121 [2 Nephi 32:9].  


and inasmuch as they do this I will be with them even unto the end12

See Matthew 28:20.  


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

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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and my servent Samuel Smith

13 Mar. 1808–30 July 1844. Farmer, logger, scribe, builder, tavern operator. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, by Mar. 1810; to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811...

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take their journey 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

24 Oct. 1811–20 Dec. 1859. Merchant, lawyer, hotelier. Born at Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs. Moved to Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, Mar. 1818. Baptized into LDS church by Sidney Rigdon, Feb. 1831. Ordained an elder...

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and unto my servent 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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Verily <verily> I say unto you I who speak even by the  voice of my spirit even alpha and Omega your  Lord and your God1

See, for example, Revelation 1:8; Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 473–474 [3 Nephi 9:18]; Revelation, 7 Dec. 1830 [D&C 35:1]; and Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63:60].  


Hearkon o you ye who have given  your names to go forth to proclaim my gos pel and to prune my vinyard2

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 137–138, 139 [Jacob 5:62, 69; 6:2]; Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24:19]; and Revelation, 5 Jan. 1831 [D&C 39:17].  


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  mights3

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 137–138 [Jacob 5:61–62, 71–72].  


lifting up your voices as with the sound  of a trump4

See Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:2]; Revelation, 4 Nov. 1830 [D&C 34:6]; and Revelation, 9 Feb. 1831 [D&C 42:6].  


proclaiming the truth according to the  revelations and commandments

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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which I have  given you and thus if ye are faithfull ye shall  be laden with many sheeves5

See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:5]; and Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:9].  


and crowned with  honor and glory and immortality and eternal life6

See Romans 2:7.  


Therefore verily I say unto my servent William [E. McLellin]

18 Jan. 1806–14 Mar. 1883. Schoolteacher, physician, publisher. Born at Smith Co., Tennessee. Son of Charles McLellin and Sarah (a Cherokee Indian). Married first Cynthia Ann, 30 July 1829. Wife died, by summer 1831. Baptized into LDS church by Hyrum Smith...

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 I revoke the commission which I gave unto him to  go unto the eastern countries7

A 29 October 1831 revelation told McLellin to travel with Samuel Smith to “Eastern lands” and to “bear testimony in every place, unto every people.” (Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66:7].)  


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 sinned8

As commanded in a 29 October 1831 revelation, McLellin and JS’s brother Samuel Smith departed Hiram on a mission in mid-November 1831. About a month later, however, they had to discontinue their work. As Samuel Smith wrote, “Becaus of disobedience our way was hedged up before us Brother William was taken Sick and I returned about the 25 of december (1831).” Smith’s meaning is not entirely clear: He may have meant that some kind of disobedience, perhaps mere reluctance to preach, led to the failure of the mission, which was followed by McLellin’s illness. Or he may have been implying that some kind of disobedience led to McLellin’s illness, which in itself then halted the work. JS visited the bedridden McLellin on 28 December. McLellin wrote that he was healed by JS and returned with him to Hiram the next day. (Revelation, 29 Oct. 1831 [D&C 66]; Samuel Smith, Diary, Nov.–Dec. 1831, [1]; McLellin, Journal, 28 Dec. 1831.)  


nevertheless I forgive  him and say unto him again go ye into9

TEXT: Possibly “unto”.  


the south  countries and let my servent Luke [Johnson]

3 Nov. 1807–8 Dec. 1861. Farmer, teacher, doctor. Born at Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs. Lived at Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, when baptized into LDS church by JS, 10 May 1831. Ordained a priest by Christian Whitmer...

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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 them10

See John 14:26.  


praying always that they faint  not11

See Luke 18:1; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 121 [2 Nephi 32:9].  


and inasmuch as they do this I will be with  them even unto the end12

See Matthew 28:20.  


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

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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and my servent Samuel [Smith]

13 Mar. 1808–30 July 1844. Farmer, logger, scribe, builder, tavern operator. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, by Mar. 1810; to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811...

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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]

24 Oct. 1811–20 Dec. 1859. Merchant, lawyer, hotelier. Born at Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs. Moved to Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, Mar. 1818. Baptized into LDS church by Sidney Rigdon, Feb. 1831. Ordained an elder...

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and  unto my servent 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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Revelation, Amherst Township

Located in northeastern Ohio on southern shore of Lake Erie. Area settled, ca. 1810. County organized, 1824. Formed from Black River Township, Dec. 1829. Population in 1830 about 600. Population in 1840 about 1,200. Parley P. Pratt settled in township, Dec...

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, OH, [25] Jan. 1832. Featured version copied [ca. 25 Jan. 1832]; handwriting of Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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; two pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes dockets and archival marking.
One leaf, measuring 12¾ × 7½ inches (32 × 19 cm). The top and bottom of the leaf, as well as the left side of the recto, have the square cut of manufactured paper. The right side, however, has been unevenly cut. It appears to have been excised from a bifolium—perhaps from a blank book—because part of the excised edge bears a straight fold line. After being folded for filing, the document was docketed by Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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: “A Command Given to 10 | Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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at Amherst

Located in northeastern Ohio on southern shore of Lake Erie. Area settled, ca. 1810. County organized, 1824. Formed from Black River Township, Dec. 1829. Population in 1830 about 600. Population in 1840 about 1,200. Parley P. Pratt settled in township, Dec...

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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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| Jan.y [blank] 1832”. This docket is written over an earlier docket: “A Command Given to ten | [illegible] | Conference at Amherst | Mar [blank] 1832 | 25 Jan.y—”. The folds are partially broken.
This document and several other revelations, along with many other personal and institutional documents kept by Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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, were inherited by his daughter Mary Jane Whitney, who married Isaac Groo. This collection was passed down in the Groo family and donated by members of the family to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University during the period 1969–1974.1

Andrus et al., “Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney Papers, 1825–1906,” 5–6.  


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