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Revelation, 29 August 1832 [D&C 99]

Hiram Portage County Ohio August 29th. 1832
Behold thus saith the Lord unto you my  servant John [Murdock] thou art called to go unto  the eastern countries from house to house and  from Village to Village and from City to City  to proclaim mine everlasting Gospel unto  the in habitants thereof in the midst of  persicution and wickedness and whos[o] receiveth  you receiveth me and you shall have power  to declare my word in the demonstration  of my holy Spirit and whoso receiveth you [p. 19]
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John Murdock is perhaps best known for arranging to have JS and Emma Smith adopt his newborn twins after his wife died in childbirth in April 1831. At the time of his wife’s death, he had three other children. This revelation counsels him to send them to Missouri to be placed under the custody of Bishop Edward Partridge, which he did in September.
Frederick G. Williams recorded this text in Revelation Book 2, possibly as early as August or September 1832. It appears without a title but with the date and location of “Hiram Portage County Ohio August 29th. 1832.” John Whitmer copied the text into Revelation Book 1 as “Revelation given Hiram Portage County August 29. 1832.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation with a date of August 1832 but no location.

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