Revelation, 6 January 1831 [D&C 40]

43rd. Commandment January 6th. 1831
A Revelation to Joseph & Sidney [Rigdon] Recd at Fayette  Seneca County state of NY telling them why James [Covel] Receivd  not the obeyed not the Command which he Received &c
Behold verily I say unto you that his heart was  right before me for he covenanted with me that he would  obey my word & he Received the word with Gladness but  Straitway Satan came & tempted him & the fear of persecution  & the cares of the world caused him to reject the word  wherefore he broke the covenant which he had made  & it Remaineth in me to do with him as seemeth  me good [p. 60]
Revelation, Fayette, NY, 6 Jan. 1831; handwriting of John Whitmer; in Revelation Book 1, p. 60; CHL.