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Revelation and Letter to William Marks and Newel K. Whitney, 8 July 1838 [D&C 117]

Revelation and Letter to William Marks and Newel K. Whitney, 8 July 1838 [D&C 117]

and when he falls he shall rise again, for his Sacrafice shall be more sacred to me than his increase saith the Lord. Therefore let him come up hither speedily unto the land of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus 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 ...

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& in due time he shall be made a merchant unto my name Saith the Lord for the benifit of my people. Therefore let no man let no man despise my Servt. Oliver Granger

7 Feb. 1794–23/25 Aug. 1841. Sheriff, church agent. Born at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Pierce Granger and Clarissa Trumble. Married Lydia Dibble, 8 Sept. 1813, at Phelps. Member of Methodist church and licensed exhorter. Sheriff of Ontario Co. ...

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but the blessings of my people be on him forever & Ever— And again verily I say unto you let all my Servts. in the land of Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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remember the Lord their God & mine house

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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also to preserve it holy & to overthrow the money changers in mine own due time Saith the Lord
By this you will understand the will of the Lord concerning you & will doubtless act accordingly— It would be wisdom for all the Saints that can come this Summer to Come & make an effort to do so as it will be better for them If they cannot sel their property let them turn it out on the debts & when the Lord lift us all up they will rise with the rest, but let none think to get property whenever they come here for there is none for them at present but there will be— There is a note in the hands of Eth Spencer it was money borrowed for a man by the name of Colgrove, to put into the Bank if it is possible turn out property to satisy it, as Spencer is almost dead about it— There need be no fear in the Saints coming up here there are provisions or will be in great abundance of all kinds indeed there is a plenty now neither has there been a scarcity at any time since we come
We leave you in the hands of the Lord asking the blessings of Salvation to rest upon you
Your brethren in Christ Jesus
Sigd (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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(Joseph Smith Jr
(Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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and when he falls he shall rise again, for his Sacrafice shall be  more sacred to me than his increase saith the Lord. Therefore let him  come up hither speedily unto the land of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus 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 ...

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& in due time he  shall be made a merchant unto my name Saith the Lord for the  benifit of my people. Therefore let no man let no man  despise my Servt. Oliver Granger

7 Feb. 1794–23/25 Aug. 1841. Sheriff, church agent. Born at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Pierce Granger and Clarissa Trumble. Married Lydia Dibble, 8 Sept. 1813, at Phelps. Member of Methodist church and licensed exhorter. Sheriff of Ontario Co. ...

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but the blessings of my people be on  him forever & Ever— And again verily I say unto you let all my  Servts. in the land of Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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remember the Lord their God & mine house

The official name for the sacred edifice in Kirtland, Ohio, later known as the Kirtland temple; also the official name for other planned religious structures in Missouri. JS and the Latter-day Saints also referred to the House of the Lord in Kirtland as “...

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 also to preserve it holy & to overthrow the money changers in mine own  due time Saith the Lord
By this you will understand the will of the Lord concerning you &  will doubtless act accordingly— It would be wisdom for all  the Saints that <can> come this Summer to Come & make an effort to do  so as soon it will be better for them If they cannot sel their  property let them turn it out on the debts & when the Lord  lift us all up they will rise with the rest, but let none think  to get property whenever they get <come> here for there is none for them  at present but there will be— There is a note in the hands of Eth  Spencer it was money borrowed for a man by the name of Colgrove,  to put into the Bank if it is possible turn out property to satisy it,  as Spencer is almost dead about it— There need be no fear in  the Saints coming up here there are provisions or will be in great  abundance of all kinds indeed there is a plenty now neither has  there been a scarcity at any time since we come
We leave you in the hands of the Lord asking the blessings of  Salvation to rest upon you
Your brethren in Christ Jesus
Sigd (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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(Joseph Smith Jr
(Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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JS, 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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, and Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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, Revelation and Letter, 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, to William Marks

15 Nov. 1792–22 May 1872. Farmer, printer, publisher, postmaster. Born at Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of Cornell (Cornwall) Marks and Sarah Goodrich. Married first Rosannah R. Robinson, 2 May 1813. Lived at Portage, Allegany Co., New York, where he...

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and Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 8 July 1838; handwriting of Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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