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Revelation, 25 January 1832–B [D&C 75:23–36]

And again thus saith the Lord unto you o ye Elders of my  church who have given your names that you might know his will  concerning you behold I say unto you that it is the duty of the church  to assist in supporting the families of those and also to support  the families of those who are called and must needs be esent  unto the world to proclaim the gospel unto the world wherefor  I the Lord give unto you this commandment that ye obtain  places for your families inasmuch as your breatheren are  willing to open their hearts and let all such as can obtain  places for their families and support of the church for them  not fail to go into the world wheather to the east or to  the west or to the north or to the South let them ask  and they shall receive knock and it shall be opened unto them  and made known from on high even by the comforter whether  they shall go And again verily I say unto you <that> every man who is  obliged to provide for his own family let him provide and he  shall in no wise loose his crown and let him labour in the  church let every man be dilligent in all things and the  idler shall not have place in the church except he repents  and mends his ways Wherefore let my servent Simeon [Carter] and  my servent Emer [Harris] be united in their ministry and also my  servent Ezra [Thayer] and my servent Thomas [B. Marsh] also my servent Hiram [Hyrum Smith]  and my servent Reynolds [Cahoon] and also my servent Daniel [Stanton] and  my servent Seymore [Seymour Brunson], and also my servent Silvester [Sylvester Smith] and my servent  Gideon [Carter] and also my servent Ruggles [Eames] and my servent Steph en [Burnett] and also my servent Micha [Micah Welton] and also my servent Eden [Smith]  even so Amen [1/4 page blank] [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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