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Revelation, October 1830–A [D&C 32]

meek and lowly of heart and that which I have  appointed unto him is that he shall go with  my servant Oliver [Cowdery] and Peter [Whitmer Jr.] into the wilderness  among the Lamanites and Ziba [Peterson] also shall go  with them and I myself will go with them and  be in their midst and I am their advocate with  the Father and nothing shall prevail and they  shall give heed to that which is writen and  pretend to no other revelation and they shall  pray always that I may unfold them to their  understanding and they shall give heed  unto these words and trifle not and I will  bless them amen Manchester Oct 1830— [p. 84]
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In connection with the September 1830 conference, revelations instructed several church elders to go west and preach to the American Indians. Early church members often referred to Indians as “Lamanites” because they associated them with a Book of Mormon people identified by that name. Oliver Cowdery and Peter Whitmer Jr. had previously been designated as missionaries (Revelation, September 1830–B [D&C 28]). This revelation, addressed to Parley P. Pratt and Ziba Peterson, directed them to join Cowdery and Whitmer on their mission.
Frederick G. Williams copied this text into Revelation Book 2 in August 1834. A closing textual notation dates the revelation to October 1830 at Manchester, New York. That information does not appear in Revelation Book 1 or in the 1833 Book of Commandments. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants follows the October 1830 dating but does not identify the location.

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