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Revelation, 7 December 1830 [D&C 35]

Say unto you tarry with him & he shall Journey with thee forsake him not & shurely these things shall be fulfilled & in as much as ye do not write behold it shall be given him to prophecy & thou shalt Preach my gospel & call on the Holy Prophets to prove his words as they shall be given him keep all the commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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& covenants by which ye are bound & I will cause the Heavens to shake for your Good & satan shall tremble & Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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shall rejoice upon the Hills & florish & Israel shall be saved in mine own due time & by the Keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to mankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth “...

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which have shall been given shall they be led & no more be confounded at all. lift up your hearts & be Glad your redemption draweth nigh fear not little flock the Kingdom is yours untill I come Behold I come quickly even so amen [p. 48]
Say unto you tarry with him & he shall Journey  with thee forsake him not & shurely these things shall  be fulfilled & in as much as ye do not write behold it  shall be given him to prophecy & thou shalt Preach my  gospel & call on the Holy Prophets to prove his words  as they shall be given him keep all the commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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 & covenants by which ye are bound & I will cause the  Heavens to shake for your Good & satan shall tremble &  Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the focus ...

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shall rejoice upon the Hills & florish & Israel shall  be saved in mine own due time & by the Keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to mankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth “...

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which have  shall been given shall they be led & no more be confoun ded at all[.] lift up your hearts & be Glad your redemption  draweth nigh fear not little flock the Kingdom is yours  untill I come Behold I come quickly even so amen [p. 48]
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A few weeks after his baptism in fall 1830, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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journeyed from Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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to New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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with Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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to visit JS, arriving in early December 1830. This revelation was directed to JS and Rigdon. The revelation acknowledged Rigdon’s previous ministerial labors in the denomination called the “Disciples of Christ” and hinted at even greater things ahead. It also appointed him to write for JS. Rigdon remained in New York at JS’s side for the next two months, until JS moved to Ohio.
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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copied this text into Revelation Book 1 as “38th Commandment AD 1830 Decm 7th” sometime between March and June 1831. David Whitmer

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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made a copy of this revelation sometime in May or June 1831. A published version appeared in the The Telegraph (Painesville

Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...

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, Ohio) on 17 January 1831, as well as in the Ravenna Ohio Star on 4 January 1832. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to December 1830 at 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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, New York, as does the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants.

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