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Revelation, April 1830–D [D&C 23:5]

21st Commandment AD 1830
A Commandment to given to Joseph [Smith Sr.] at Manchester  Ontario County State of New York
Behold I speak a few words  unto you Joseph f unto you Joseph for thou art under no condemnation  & thy calling also is to Exhortation & to strengthen the  Church & this is thy duty from henceforth & forever amen [p. 30]
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, Joseph Smith Sr. 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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