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Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

42nd Commandment Recd Jan. 5th. 1831
there was a man by the name of James Covel

Ca. 1770–Feb. 1850. Preacher, doctor. Likely born in Massachusetts. From 1791–ca. 1797, served as Methodist itinerant preacher, first in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, circuit; then in Otsego, Otsego Co., New York, circuit; Pittsfield, Berkshire...

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who covenanted with the Lord that he would obey any commandment that the Lord would give through his servent Joseph & accordingly he enquird of the Lord & he received these words as follows
given at Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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Seneca County state New York1

John Whitmer likely created the preceding three-paragraph heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  


Saying hearken ye & listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity2

See, for example, Old Testament Revision 1, p. 17 [Moses 7:29]; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 160, 582 [Mosiah 3:5; Moroni 8:18].  


the great I am even Jesus Christ the light & the life of the world3

See, for example, Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 189, 473, 477 [Mosiah 16:9; 3 Nephi 9:18; 11:11]; and Revelation, 4 Nov. 1830 [D&C 34:2]; compare John 8:12.  


a light which shineth in darkness & the darkness comprehendeth it not4 the same which came in the maridian of time unto my own & my own Received me not but to as many as received me gave I power to become my Sons & even so will I give unto as many as Receive me power to become my Sons. & Verily Verily I say unto you he that receiveth my Gospel Receiveth me & this is my Gospel Repentance & Baptism by water

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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& then [p. 58]
42nd Commandment Recd Jan. 5th. 1831
there was a man by the name of James [Covel]

Ca. 1770–Feb. 1850. Preacher, doctor. Likely born in Massachusetts. From 1791–ca. 1797, served as Methodist itinerant preacher, first in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, circuit; then in Otsego, Otsego Co., New York, circuit; Pittsfield, Berkshire...

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who covenanted with  the Lord that he would obey any commandment that the  Lord would give through his servent Joseph & <accordingly> he enquird  of the Lord & he received these words as follows
given at Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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Seneca County state New York1

John Whitmer likely created the preceding three-paragraph heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  


Saying hearken ye & listen to the voice of him who is from  all eternity to all eternity2

See, for example, Old Testament Revision 1, p. 17 [Moses 7:29]; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 160, 582 [Mosiah 3:5; Moroni 8:18].  


the great I am even Jesus Christ th[e]  light & the life of the world3

See, for example, Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 189, 473, 477 [Mosiah 16:9; 3 Nephi 9:18; 11:11]; and Revelation, 4 Nov. 1830 [D&C 34:2]; compare John 8:12.  


a light which shineth in  darkness & the darkness comprehendeth it not4 the same which  came in the maridian of time unto my own & my own  Received me not but to as many as received me gave I  power to become my Sons & even so will I give unto as  many as Receive me power to become my Sons. & Verily Verily  I say unto you he that receiveth my Gospel Receiveth me &  this is my Gospel Repentance & Baptism by water

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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& then [p. 58]
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Revelation, Fayette Township

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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, Seneca Co., NY, to James Covel

Ca. 1770–Feb. 1850. Preacher, doctor. Likely born in Massachusetts. From 1791–ca. 1797, served as Methodist itinerant preacher, first in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, circuit; then in Otsego, Otsego Co., New York, circuit; Pittsfield, Berkshire...

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, 5 Jan. 1831. Featured version, titled “42nd Commandment Recd Jan. 5th. 1831,” copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 58–60; handwriting of John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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; CHL. Includes redactions. For more information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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