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Revelation, 27 February 1832

Hyram Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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Portage County Ohio Febry. 27th. 1832
Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my servants1

Likely JS and Sidney Rigdon. Rigdon was working as JS’s scribe for the Bible revision. That the revelation was not addressed specifically to Lincoln Haskins may indicate that Haskins was not present at its dictation, although according to Samuel Smith (who conversed with Haskins a month later), Haskins “had seen Joseph & Sidney” while in Ohio. (Samuel Smith, Diary, 21 Mar. 1832.)  


that I have chosen Lincoln Haskins

27 Aug. 1779–10 Dec. 1855. Farmer. Born in Shutesbury, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. Son of Nathan Haskins and Phebe Lincoln. Moved to Savoy, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, by Mar. 1802. Married Experience Paine, 12 Apr. 1802, in Savoy. Moved to Nunda, Allegany...

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to be a servant unto me wherefore verily I say unto you lit let him be ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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Samuel Smith and Orson Hyde met with Haskins within a month after this revelation was dictated and recorded that he held the office of elder. (Samuel Smith, Diary, 21 Mar. 1832; Hyde, Journal, 21 Mar. 1832.)  


and receive the articles and covenants which I have givin unto you and some of the 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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The “articles and covenants” are the church’s foundational document, whereas the “commandments” are revelatory texts that give direction or require obedience. Although church leaders were in the process of publishing JS’s revelations at this point, no authorized copies were yet in print. Church elders often made their own copies to inform their proselytizing message and their administration of local groups of converts. (See Articles and Covenants, ca. Apr. 1830 [D&C 20]; see also, for example, Samuel Smith, Diary, 16 Nov. 1832; and Woodford, “Articles and Covenants of the Church of Christ and the Book of Mormon,” 265.)  


that he may go forth and proclaim my gospel whithersover I will send him in the congregrations of the wicked4

See Revelation, 8 Aug. 1831 [D&C 60:8].  


and in asmuch as he is faithful I will prosper him even so Amen [p. 10]
Hyram [Hiram]

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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Portage County Ohio Febry. 27th. 1832
Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my servants1

Likely JS and Sidney Rigdon. Rigdon was working as JS’s scribe for the Bible revision. That the revelation was not addressed specifically to Lincoln Haskins may indicate that Haskins was not present at its dictation, although according to Samuel Smith (who conversed with Haskins a month later), Haskins “had seen Joseph & Sidney” while in Ohio. (Samuel Smith, Diary, 21 Mar. 1832.)  


 that I have chosen Lincoln [Haskins]

27 Aug. 1779–10 Dec. 1855. Farmer. Born in Shutesbury, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. Son of Nathan Haskins and Phebe Lincoln. Moved to Savoy, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, by Mar. 1802. Married Experience Paine, 12 Apr. 1802, in Savoy. Moved to Nunda, Allegany...

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to be a servant unto me  wherefore verily I say unto you lit [let] him be ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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2

Samuel Smith and Orson Hyde met with Haskins within a month after this revelation was dictated and recorded that he held the office of elder. (Samuel Smith, Diary, 21 Mar. 1832; Hyde, Journal, 21 Mar. 1832.)  


 and receive the articles and covenants which I  have givin unto you and some of the comm andments

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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3

The “articles and covenants” are the church’s foundational document, whereas the “commandments” are revelatory texts that give direction or require obedience. Although church leaders were in the process of publishing JS’s revelations at this point, no authorized copies were yet in print. Church elders often made their own copies to inform their proselytizing message and their administration of local groups of converts. (See Articles and Covenants, ca. Apr. 1830 [D&C 20]; see also, for example, Samuel Smith, Diary, 16 Nov. 1832; and Woodford, “Articles and Covenants of the Church of Christ and the Book of Mormon,” 265.)  


that he may go forth and proclaim  my gospel whithersover I will send him in the  congregrations of the wicked4

See Revelation, 8 Aug. 1831 [D&C 60:8].  


and in asmuch as he  is faithful I will prosper him even so Amen [p. 10]
Revelation, Hiram Township

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, OH, 27 Feb. 1832. Featured version copied [between 27 Feb. and 8 Mar. 1832] in Revelation Book 2, p. 10; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.

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