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Revelation, 8 July 1838–C [D&C 119]

Revelation. Given the same day, and read at the same time, of the preceeding ones July 8th 1838
O! Lord, show unto thy servents how much thou requirest of the properties of thy people for a Tithing?
Answer.
Verrily thus saith the Lord I require all their surpluss, property to be put into the hands of the Bishop

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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of my Church of 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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, for the building of mine house and for the Laying the foundation of Zion, and for the priesthood, and for the debts of the presidency of my Church, and this shall be the begining of the tithing of my people, and after that, those, who have thus been tithed, shall pay one tenth of all their interest anually, And this shall be a standing Law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood saith the Lord, Verrily I say unto you, it shall come to pass, that all those who gather unto the land of Zion, shall be tithed of their surpluss properties, and shall observe this Law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide among you. and I say unto you, If my people observe not this Law, to keep it holy, and by this law sanctify the Land of Zion unto me, that my Statutes and my Judgements, may be kept thereon that it may be most holy, behold verrily I say unto you, it shall not be a land of Zion unto you, and this shall be an ensample unto all the stakes of Zion, even so Amen.
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Revelation. Given the same day, and read at  the same time, of the preceeding ones Jun. <July> 8<th> 1838
O! Lord, show unto thy servents how much  thou requirest of the properties of thy people  for a Tithing?
Answer.
Verrily thus saith  the Lord I require all their surpluss, property  to be put into the hands of the Bishop

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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of my  Church of 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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, for the building of mine house  and for the Laying the foundation of Zion,  and for the priesthood, and for the debts of the  presidency of my Church, and this shall be  the begining of the tithing of my people, and  after that, those, who have thus been tithed, shall  pay one tenth of all their interest anually,  And this shall be a standing Law unto them  forever, for my holy priesthood saith  the Lord, Verrily I say unto you, it shall  come to pass, that all those who gather unto  the land of Zion, shall be tithed of their  surpluss properties, and shall observe this  Law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide  among you. and I say unto you, If my people  observe not this Law, to keep it holy, and by this  law sanctify the Land of Zion unto me, that my  Statutes and my Judgements, may be kept thereon  that it may be most holy, behold verrily I say unto  you, it shall not be a land of Zion unto you, and  this shall be an ensample unto all the stakes of  Zion, even so Amen.
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Revelation, Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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, MO, 8 July 1838; handwriting of George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, p. 56; CHL.

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