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Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3]

Thou do this thou shalt be delivered up & become as other men & have no more gift & when thou deliveredst up that Which that which God had given thee right to Translate

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

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thou deliveredest up that which was Sacred into the hands of a wicked man who has Set at naught the Councils of God & hath broken the most Sacred promises which was made before God4

Lucy Mack Smith wrote in 1845 that Martin Harris “bound himself in a written covenant of the most solemn nature, that he would strictly comply with the injunctions which he had received.” Though an earlier draft of her history never mentioned a written covenant, it did state that Harris “took the most solemn oath.” (Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845, 127; Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845, bk. 7, [1].)  


& hath depended upon his own Judgement & boasted in his own wisdom & this is the reason that thou hast lost thy Privileges for a Season for thou hast suffered that the council of thy directors to be trampeled upon from the begining for as the knowledge of a Saveiour hath come to the world so shall the knowledge of my People the Nephities

A term used in the Book of Mormon to refer to the descendants and followers of Nephi, as well as those who later identified themselves as Nephites for religious reasons. According to JS and the Book of Mormon, Lehi and Sariah, Nephi’s parents, and their family...

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& the Jacobites & the Josephites & the Lamanites

A term used in the Book of Mormon to refer to the descendants or followers of Laman, as well as those who later identified themselves as Lamanites because they did not believe in the religious traditions of their ancestors. According to JS and the Book of...

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come to the knowledge of the Lamanites & the Lamanites & the Ishmaelites5

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 519 [Mormon 1:8–9].  


which dwindeled in unbelief because of the iniquities of their Fathers who hath been suffered to destroy their Brethren because of their iniquities & their Abominations & for this very Purpose are these Plates prepared which contain these Records that the Promises of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to his People & that the Lamanites might come to the knowledge of their Fathers6

Early members of the Church of Christ identified American Indians as descendants of the Lamanites. The title page of the Book of Mormon said the book was written particularly “to the Lamanites,” and the church’s first formal proselytizing mission mentioned in the revelations was to the Lamanites. (Title Page of Book of Mormon, ca. Early June 1829; Revelation, Sept. 1830–B [D&C 28].)  


& that they may know the Promises of the Lord that they may believe the Gospel & rely upon the merits of Jesus Christ & that they might be glorified through faith in his name & that they might repent & be Saved Amen Received in Harmony

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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Susquehannah Penn7

Colophons, such as “Received in Harmony Susquehannah Penn,” were occasionally attached to revelations. It is unlikely that this colophon was part of the original dictated text.  


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Thou do this thou shalt be delivered up & become as other  men & have no more gift & when thou deliveredst up that  Which that which God had given thee right to Translate

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

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 thou deliveredest up that which was Sacred into the hands  of a wicked man who has Set at naught the Councils of God  & hath broken the most Sacred promises which was made before  God4

Lucy Mack Smith wrote in 1845 that Martin Harris “bound himself in a written covenant of the most solemn nature, that he would strictly comply with the injunctions which he had received.” Though an earlier draft of her history never mentioned a written covenant, it did state that Harris “took the most solemn oath.” (Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845, 127; Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845, bk. 7, [1].)  


& hath depended upon his own Judgement & boasted in  his own arm wisdom & this is the reason that thou hast  lost thy Privileges for a Season for thou hast suffered  that the council of thy directors to be trampeled upon from  the begining for as the knowledge of a Saveiour hath come  to the world so shall the knowledge of my People the Nephities

A term used in the Book of Mormon to refer to the descendants and followers of Nephi, as well as those who later identified themselves as Nephites for religious reasons. According to JS and the Book of Mormon, Lehi and Sariah, Nephi’s parents, and their family...

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 & the Jacobites & the Josephites & the Lamanites

A term used in the Book of Mormon to refer to the descendants or followers of Laman, as well as those who later identified themselves as Lamanites because they did not believe in the religious traditions of their ancestors. According to JS and the Book of...

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come to the  Lamanites knowledge of the Lamanites & the Lamanites &  the Ishmaelites5

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 519 [Mormon 1:8–9].  


which dwindeled in unbelief because of  the iniquities of their Fathers who hath been suffered to  destroy their Brethren because of their iniquities & their  Abominations & for this very Purpose are these Plates  prepared which contain these Records that the Promises  of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to his  People & that the Lamanites might come to the knowledge  of their Fathers6

Early members of the Church of Christ identified American Indians as descendants of the Lamanites. The title page of the Book of Mormon said the book was written particularly “to the Lamanites,” and the church’s first formal proselytizing mission mentioned in the revelations was to the Lamanites. (Title Page of Book of Mormon, ca. Early June 1829; Revelation, Sept. 1830–B [D&C 28].)  


& that they may know the Promises of  the Lord that they may believe the Gospel & rely upon the  merits of Jesus Christ & that they might be glorified  through faith in his name & that they might repent  & be Saved Amen Received in Harmony

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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Susquehannah Penn7

Colophons, such as “Received in Harmony Susquehannah Penn,” were occasionally attached to revelations. It is unlikely that this colophon was part of the original dictated text.  


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Revelation, Harmony Township

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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, Susquehanna Co., PA, to JS, July 1828. Featured version copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 1–2; 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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