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Revelation, September 1830–F [D&C 31]

Those that revile govern thy house in meekness & be steadfast Behold I say unto you that thou shalt be a Physician unto the Church but not unto the World for they will not receive thee go thy way whithersoever I will & it shall be given thee by the Comforter what thou shalt do & whither thou shalt go pray always lest ye enter into temptation & loose thy reward be faithful unto the end & Lo! I am with you these words are not of man neither of men but of me even Jesus Christ your Redeemer by the will of the father even so amen [p. 44]
Those that revile govern thy house in meekness & be  steadfast Behold I say unto you that thou shalt be a P[h]ysician  unto the Church but not unto the World for they will not  receive thee go thy way whithersoever I will & it shall be  given thee by the Comforter what thou shalt do &  whither thou shalt go pray always lest ye enter into  temptation & loose thy reward be faithful unto the end  & Lo! I am with you these words are not of man neither  of men but of me even Jesus Christ your Redeemer by  the will of the father even so amen [p. 44]
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This revelation was addressed to Thomas B. Marsh

1 Nov. 1800–Jan. 1866. Farmer, hotel worker, waiter, horse groom, grocer, type foundry worker, teacher. Born at Acton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Marsh and Molly Law. Married first Elizabeth Godkin, 1 Nov. 1820, at New York City. Moved to ...

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, who first learned of JS and his activities in fall 1829, when he visited Palmyra

First permanent white settlers arrived, ca. 1789. Included village of Palmyra. Erie Canal opened, 1825, in southern portion of township. Population in 1810 about 2,200. Population in 1830 about 3,400. Home of Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith family, beginning...

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, New York. While there he saw proof sheets of the Book of Mormon. Favorably impressed by what he heard and saw, he embraced the book’s message, and the following year, in September 1830, he and his wife, Elizabeth, moved their family to Palmyra. After he was baptized into the new church, Marsh was ordained an elder and then sought instruction on what to do next.
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 designated “34th Commandment AD 1830,” sometime between March and June 1831. Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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made a copy of this revelation at the end of 1830 or early in 1831, but only a portion is extant. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to September 1830, as does the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants.

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