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Revelation, April 1830–B [D&C 23:3]

19th. Commandment AD 1830
A Commandment to Hyram [Hyrum Smith] given at Manchester Ontario  County State of New York
Behold I speak unto you Hyram a  few words for thou also art under no condemnation & thy  heart is opened & thy tongue loosed & thy Calling is to exhorta tion & to strengthen the Church continually wherefore thy  duty is unto the Church forever & this because of thy family [p. 29]
A series of five revelations were directed to members of JS’s family or close associates at the time the Church of Christ was organized in April 1830. Each recipient was reportedly anxious to know his respective duties now that the church was formally organized. In this instance, Hyrum Smith, brother of JS, is addressed.
All five revelations were recorded in Revelation Book 1 and bear the date “AD 1830.” For the 1833 Book of Commandments, in each case the date in the chapter headings is “April 6, 1830.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants dropped this more specific date and combined all five texts into a single document that again carried the more generic designation “April 1830.”

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