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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 new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

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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 God & 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 & the Jacobites & the Josephites & the Lamanites

A name used in the Book of Mormon to refer to the descendants or followers of Laman, one of the sons of Lehi. The Book of Mormon explained that Lehi and his Israelite family migrated from Jerusalem to America around 600 BC. After Lehi’s death, his family ...

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come to the knowledge of the Lamanites & the Lamanites & the Ishmaelites 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 Fathers & 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 Penn [p. 2]
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 new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

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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  God & 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  & the Jacobites & the Josephites & the Lamanites

A name used in the Book of Mormon to refer to the descendants or followers of Laman, one of the sons of Lehi. The Book of Mormon explained that Lehi and his Israelite family migrated from Jerusalem to America around 600 BC. After Lehi’s death, his family ...

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come to the  Lamanites knowledge of the Lamanites & the Lamanites &  the Ishmaelites 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 Fathers & 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 Penn [p. 2]
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JS dictated the Book of Mormon translation to scribes, with Martin Harris

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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serving in that capacity from about mid-April to mid-June 1828 at 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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, Pennsylvania. When they had produced a substantial manuscript, Harris pressed JS for permission to take the 116-page transcription to his home in New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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to show to his skeptical wife, Lucy, and others. During his visit home the manuscript was lost, perhaps stolen. The text conveyed to a penitent JS a promise of forgiveness and restoration to his calling, as well as a clear statement of the purpose and importance of the records being translated.
Between March and June 1831, 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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copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is dated July 1828 and characterized as “Given to Joseph the Seer after he had lost certan writings which he had Translated by the gift & Power of God.” The 1833 Book of Commandments includes this revelation and dates it to July 1828 at 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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, Pennsylvania. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.

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