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Revelation, 26 April 1838 [D&C 115]

in all the world, For thus shall my Church be called in the Last days even the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Verrily I say unto you all; arise and shine forth that thy light may be a standard for the nations and that thy gathering to-gether upon the land of zion and upon her stakes may be for a defence and for a reffuge from the storm and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole Earth, Let the City Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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, be a holy and consecrated land unto me, and it shall be called most holy for the ground upon which thou standest is holy Therefore I command you to build an house unto me

Plans for Far West included temple on central block. Latter-day Saints in Caldwell Co. made preparations for construction and commenced excavating for foundation, 3 July 1837. However, while visiting Latter-day Saints in Far West, 6 Nov. 1837, JS gave instructions...

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for the gathering together of my Saints that they may worship me, and let there be a begining of this work; and a foundation and a preparatory work, this following Summer; and let the begining be made on the 4th day of July next; and from that time forth let my people labour diligently to build an house, unto my name, and in one year from this day, let them recommence laying the foundation of my house

Plans for Far West included temple on central block. Latter-day Saints in Caldwell Co. made preparations for construction and commenced excavating for foundation, 3 July 1837. However, while visiting Latter-day Saints in Far West, 6 Nov. 1837, JS gave instructions...

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; thus let them from that time forth laibour diligently untill it shall be finished, from the Corner Stone thereof unto the top thereof, untill there shall not any thing remain that is not finished.
Verrily I say unto you let not my servant Joseph neither my Servant Sidney

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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, neither my Servant Hyrum

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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, get in debt any more for the building of an house unto my name. But let my house

Plans for Far West included temple on central block. Latter-day Saints in Caldwell Co. made preparations for construction and commenced excavating for foundation, 3 July 1837. However, while visiting Latter-day Saints in Far West, 6 Nov. 1837, JS gave instructions...

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be built unto my name according to the pattern which I will shew unto them, and if my people build it not according to the pattern which I Shall shew unto their presidency, I will not accept it at their hands, But if my people do build it according to the pattern which I shall shew unto their presidency, even my servant Joseph and his Councilors; then I will accept it at [p. 33]
in all the world, For thus shall my Church be called  in the Last days even the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day  Saints, Verrily I say unto you all; arise and shine forth  forth that thy light may be a standard for the nations  and that thy gathering to-gether upon the land of zion  and upon her stakes may be for a defence and for  a reffuge from the storm and from wrath when  it shall be poured out without mixture upon  the whole Earth, Let the City Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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, be a holy  and consecrated land unto me, and <it shall> be called <most> holy  for the ground upon which thou standest is holy  Therefore I command you to build an house unto  me

Plans for Far West included temple on central block. Latter-day Saints in Caldwell Co. made preparations for construction and commenced excavating for foundation, 3 July 1837. However, while visiting Latter-day Saints in Far West, 6 Nov. 1837, JS gave instructions...

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for the gathering togethering of my Saints that  they may worship me, and let there be a begining  of this work; and a foundation and a preparatory  work, this following Summer; and let the begining  be made on the 4th day of July next; and from  that time forth let my people labour diligently  to build an house, unto my name, and in one  year from this day, let them recommence laying  the foundation of my house

Plans for Far West included temple on central block. Latter-day Saints in Caldwell Co. made preparations for construction and commenced excavating for foundation, 3 July 1837. However, while visiting Latter-day Saints in Far West, 6 Nov. 1837, JS gave instructions...

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; thus let them from  that time forth laibour diligently untill it shall  be finished, from the Corner Stone thereof unto the  top thereof, untill there shall not any thing rem ain that is not finished.
Verrily I say unto you let not my servant  Joseph neither my Servant Sidney

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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, neither my  Servant Hyrum

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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, get in debt any more for the  building of an house unto my name. But let my  house

Plans for Far West included temple on central block. Latter-day Saints in Caldwell Co. made preparations for construction and commenced excavating for foundation, 3 July 1837. However, while visiting Latter-day Saints in Far West, 6 Nov. 1837, JS gave instructions...

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be built unto my name according to the patt ern which I will shew unto them, and if my people  build it not according to the pattern which I  Shall shew unto their presidency, I will not accept  it at their hands, But if my people do build  it according to the pattern which I shall shew  unto their presidency, even my servant Joseph  and his Councilors; then I will accept it at [p. 33]
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Revelation, Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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, MO, 26 Apr. 1838; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, pp. 32–34; handwriting of George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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