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Revelation, 5 January 1833

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...

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, 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...

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; 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...

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: “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...

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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...

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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.  


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