53991726

Revelation, 5 January 1833

Januery 5
Behold I Say unto you my Servent 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...

View Full Bio
, Listen to the word of Jesu Chrit Jesus Christ your Lord and your Redeemer2

A revelation dictated to Jesse Gause soon after his appointment as counselor to JS began in a similar way. (Revelation, 15 Mar. 1832 [D&C 81:1].)  


thou hast desired of me to know which would be the most worth unto you, behold blessed art thou for this thing. now I say unto you, my Servant Joseph is called to do a great work and hath need that he may do the work of translation

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

View Glossary
for the salvation of souls— Verily verily I say unto you thou art calld to be a Councillor & scribe unto my servant Joseph Let thy farm be consecratd

The dedicating of money, lands, goods, or one’s own life for sacred purposes. Both the New Testament and Book of Mormon referred to some groups having “all things common” economically; the Book of Mormon also referred to individuals who consecrated or dedicated...

View Glossary
for bringing forth of the revelations and thou shalt be blessed and lifted up at the last day even so Amen [p. [1]]
Januery 51

TEXT: The year “1834” appears after “Januery 5”, but it was apparently not part of the original inscription of the document; it was added in later years.  


Behold I Say unto you my Servent  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...

View Full Bio
, Listen to the word of Jesu Chrit [Jesus Christ]  your Lord and your Redeemer2

A revelation dictated to Jesse Gause soon after his appointment as counselor to JS began in a similar way. (Revelation, 15 Mar. 1832 [D&C 81:1].)  


thou hast desired  of me to know which would be the most worth  unto you, behold blessed art tho[u] for this  thing. now I say unto you, my Servant  Joseph is called to do a great work and  hath need that he may do the work of  translation

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

View Glossary
for the salvation of souls— Verily  verily I say unto you thou art calld  to be a Councillor & scribe unto my servant  Joseph Let thy farm be consecratd

The dedicating of money, lands, goods, or one’s own life for sacred purposes. Both the New Testament and Book of Mormon referred to some groups having “all things common” economically; the Book of Mormon also referred to individuals who consecrated or dedicated...

View Glossary
f[o]r  bringing forth of the revelations and tho[u]  shalt be blessed and lifted up at  the last day even so Amen [p. [1]]
Next
Revelation, [Kirtland Township

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

More Info
, OH], 5 Jan. [1833]; 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...

View Full Bio
; Revelations Collection, CHL. Includes docket and notation.
Single leaf, measuring 7¼ × 7⅝ inches (18 × 19 cm). The left and top edges of the recto leaf have the square cut of manufactured paper. The right edge of the recto is unevenly torn, and the bottom edge is unevenly cut. This suggests the leaf was torn from a bound volume and cut to size. The revelation was folded for filing and docketed by 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...

View Full Bio
: “Revelati[o]n | for Farm”. Later, a notation was inscribed in purple ink across the folds on the unfolded verso. This notation is in the handwriting of Historian’s Office clerk Robert Campbell and is signed by Williams’s son, Ezra Williams, in the same ink: “Hand writing of | F. G. Williams my Father | E G Williams”.
The custodial history of this document is uncertain. It was included in a collection of financial documents that 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...

View Full Bio
gathered no earlier than 1836, suggesting that Williams retained the revelation in his possession at least until that time. The revelation evidently was in JS’s office as early as 1840, when Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

View Full Bio
copied several records, including this and other manuscripts belonging to Frederick G. Williams.1

“January 5 1834,” in Revelations Collection, CHL.  


Although the Campbell notation and Ezra Williams’s signature are undated, other Frederick G. Williams papers with Campbell notations and Ezra Williams signatures are dated April 1864, suggesting institutional custody of the revelation since that time.2

See Frederick G. Williams, Characters, Revelations Collection, CHL.  


Facts