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Revelation, 7 March 1832 [D&C 80]

which you have heard and verily believe and know to be true. Behold this is the will of him who hath called you Your Redeemer even Jesus Christ Amen—— [p. 19]
which you have heard and verily believe and know to be  true. Behold this is the will of him who hath called you  Your Redeemer even Jesus Christ Amen—— [p. 19]
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Several revelations in the early church called particular individuals to be missionaries, typically assigning them to labor in specific regions. Though the location of his service was to be at his discretion, teenager Stephen Burnett

15 Dec. 1813–14 Feb. 1885. Farmer, tavernkeeper, patent medicine salesman, nurseryman. Born in Trumbull Co., Ohio. Son of Serenus Burnett and Jane Burnes (Burnside). Moved to Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1815. Baptized into LDS church by John Murdock, 21 Nov. 1830...

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, one of the church’s youngest high priests, received the call to preach on 7 March 1832. After he accepted the assignment, Eden Smith

1806–7 Dec. 1851. Laborer. Born in Indiana. Son of John Smith. Baptized into LDS church. Served mission to Ohio, Dec. 1831, 1832. Married first Elizabeth. Rebaptized into LDS church by William E. McLellin, 27 Aug. 1834, in Eugene, Vermillion Co., Indiana....

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, eight years his senior, accompanied him on the mission.
JS and 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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recorded this text in Revelation Book 2 in March 1832, identifying the location and date as “Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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Portage County Ohio March 7th 1832.” 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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subsequently copied this revelation into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “A Revelation given Hiram Portage County Ohio March 17. 1832”. (The “1” in “ March 17” appears to be a later addition.) The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation, giving the date of March 1832 but no location.

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