Revelation, 9 December 1830 [D&C 36]

39th. Commandment Decm. 9th. AD 1830
A Commandment to Edard [Edward Partridge] his call to the Ministery &c
Saying thus saith the Lord God the mighty one of  Israel behold I say unto you my Servent Edward thou art  blessed & thy sins are forgiven thee & thou art called to  preach my Gospel as with the voice of a Trump & I will  lay my hand upon you by the hand of my Servent sidney [Rigdon]  & thou shalt Receive my spirit (the Holy Ghost) even the  comforter) which shall teach you the peacible things of  the Kingdom & thou shalt declare it with a loud voice  Saying Blessed be the name of the most high God—
And now this calling & commandment give I unto all  men that as many as shall come before my Servent Sidney  & Joseph embracing this calling & commandment shall be  ordained & sent forth to preach the everlasting gospel  among the Nation crying Repentance saying save yourselves  from this untoward generation & come forth out of the  fire hating even the garment spotted with the flesh—  And this commandment shall be given unto the Elders  of my Church that every man which will embrace it  with singleness of heart may be ordained & sent [p. 48]
Revelation, Fayette, NY, 9 Dec. 1830; handwriting of John Whitmer; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 48–49; CHL.