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Revelation, circa Early 1830

Blessing2

A previous revelation offered similar encouragement, promising, “Fear not little flock, do good, let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my Rock, they cannot prevail.” (Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:34].)  


& Behold I also covenanted with those who have assisted him in my work that I will do unto them even the same3

See Revelation, 6 Apr. 1830 [D&C 21:9].  


Because they have done that which is pleasing in my sight (yea even all save 5

Martin Harris. Although this was crossed out at the time of original inscription by John Whitmer, it is possible he was faithfully copying text crossed out in the manuscript he was copying from.  


it be one only) Wherefore be dilligent in Securing the Copy right of my work upon all the face of the Earth of which is known by you unto unto my Servent Joseph & unto him whom he willeth accordinng as I shall command him that the faithful & the righteous may retain the temperal Blessing as well as the Spiritual & also that my work be not destroyed by the workers of iniquity to their own distruction & damnation when they are fully ripe & now Behold I say unto you that I have covenanted & it Pleaseth me that Oliver Cowderey

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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Joseph Knight

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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Hyram Page

1800–12 Aug. 1852. Physician, farmer. Born in Vermont. Married Catherine Whitmer, 10 Nov. 1825, in Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Lake,...

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& Josiah Stowel

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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shall do my work in this thing yea even in securing the Copy right & they shall do it with an eye single to my Glory that it may be the means of bringing souls unto Salvation through mine only Begotten Behold I am God I have spoken it & it is expedient in me Wherefor I say unto you that ye shall go to Kingston6

Kingston, at that time the most populous town of Upper Canada, may have been a likely place to find a buyer. H. Pearson Gundy, a historian of early Canadian publishing, notes that Kingston was a major center in early nineteenth-century Canada for the editing, publishing, and selling of books—and that in each of these areas Kingston “assumed preeminence over other centres in Upper Canada” until it was overtaken by Toronto in the late 1830s. (Gundy, “Publishing and Bookselling in Kingston since 1810,” 22; see also Fleming et al., History of the Book in Canada, 90–91.)  


seeking me continually through mine only Begotten & if ye do this ye shall have my spirit to go with you & ye shall have an addition of all things which is expedient in me. & I grant unto my servent a privelige that he may sell a copyright through you speaking after the manner of men for the four Provinces7

The “four Provinces” likely referred to Upper Canada (now Ontario), Lower Canada (now Quebec), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, the four provinces that combined in 1867 to form the Dominion of Canada.  


if the People harden not their hearts against the enticeings of my spirit & my word for Behold it lieth in themselves to their condemnation or to their salvation Behold my way is before you & the means I will prepare & the Blessing I hold in mine own hand & if ye are faithful I will pour out upon you even as much as ye are able to Bear & thus it shall be Behold I am the father & it is through mine only begotten which is Jesus Christ your Redeemer amen [p. 31]
Blessing2

A previous revelation offered similar encouragement, promising, “Fear not little flock, do good, let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my Rock, they cannot prevail.” (Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:34].)  


& Behold I also covenanted with those who have assisted  him in my work that I will do unto them even the same3

See Revelation, 6 Apr. 1830 [D&C 21:9].  


 Because they have done that which is pleasing in my sight  4

TEXT: Opening and closing parentheses possibly inserted at a later time.  


(yea even all save M◊◊tin

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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Martin Harris. Although this was crossed out at the time of original inscription by John Whitmer, it is possible he was faithfully copying text crossed out in the manuscript he was copying from.  


it be one only) Wherefore be  dilligent in Securing the Copy right of my Servent work  upon all the face of the Earth of which is known by you  unto unto my Servent Joseph & unto him whom he willeth  accordinng as I shall command him that the faithful & the  righteous may retain the temperal Blessing as well as the  Spirit[u]al & also that my work be not destroyed by the workers  of iniquity to their own distruction & damnation when they  are fully ripe & now Behold I say unto you that I have coven anted & it Pleaseth me that Oliver Cowderey

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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Joseph Knight

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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Hyram  Page

1800–12 Aug. 1852. Physician, farmer. Born in Vermont. Married Catherine Whitmer, 10 Nov. 1825, in Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Lake,...

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& Josiah Stowel

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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shall do my work in this thing yea  even in securing the <Copy> right & they shall do it with an eye single  to my Glory that it may be the means of bringing souls  unto me Salvation through mine only Begotten Behold I am  God I have spoken it & it is expedient in me Wherefor I say  unto you that ye shall go to Kingston6

Kingston, at that time the most populous town of Upper Canada, may have been a likely place to find a buyer. H. Pearson Gundy, a historian of early Canadian publishing, notes that Kingston was a major center in early nineteenth-century Canada for the editing, publishing, and selling of books—and that in each of these areas Kingston “assumed preeminence over other centres in Upper Canada” until it was overtaken by Toronto in the late 1830s. (Gundy, “Publishing and Bookselling in Kingston since 1810,” 22; see also Fleming et al., History of the Book in Canada, 90–91.)  


seeking me continually  through mine only Begotten & if ye do this ye shall have my  spirit to go with you & ye shall have an addition of all things  which is expedient in me. & I grant unto my servent a privelige  that he may sell <a copyright> through you speaking after the manner of  men for the four Provinces7

The “four Provinces” likely referred to Upper Canada (now Ontario), Lower Canada (now Quebec), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, the four provinces that combined in 1867 to form the Dominion of Canada.  


if the People harden not their hearts  against the enticeings of my spirit & my word for Behold it  lieth in themselves to their condemnation & or to their salvation  Behold my way is before you & the means I will prepare  & the Blessing I hold in mine own hand & if ye are faithful  I will pour out upon you even as much as ye are able to  Bear & thus it shall be Behold I am the father & it is through  mine only begotten which is Jesus Christ your Redeemer amen [p. 31]
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Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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, Ontario Co., NY, [ca. early] 1830. Featured version, titled “23 Commandment AD 1830,” copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 30–31; handwriting of John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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; CHL. Includes redactions. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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