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Revelation, 12 October 1833 [D&C 100]

Prereysburgh [Perrysburg]

Also spelled Perrysburgh. Located in northwestern New York state, about six miles southeast of Lake Erie. Created 1814; first known as Perry Township. Name changed to Perrysburg, 1818. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Branch of LDS church organized in township...

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Chatocqua [Chautauqua] Co NY
Saturday October 12th 1833
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my friends Sidney [Rigdon]

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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& Joseph your families are well they are in mine hands and I will do with them as seemeth me good for in me there is all power therefore follow me and listen to the council which I shall give unto you behold and lo I have much people in this place in the regeons round about and an effectual door shall be opened in the regeons round about in this eastern land therefore I the Lord have suffired you to come unto this place for thus it was expedient in me for the salvation of souls therefore verely I say unto you lift up your voices unto this people speak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts and ye shall not be confounded before men for it shall be given you in the very hour yea in the very moment what ye shall say but a commandment

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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I give unto you that ye shall declare whatsoever things ye declare in my name in solemnity of heart in the spirit of meekness in all things and I give unto you this promise that inasmuch as ye do this the holy Ghost shall be shed forth in bearing record unto all things whatsoever ye shall say and it is expedient in me that you Sidney

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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should be spokesman unto this people yea verily I will ordain

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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Prereysburgh [Perrysburg]

Also spelled Perrysburgh. Located in northwestern New York state, about six miles southeast of Lake Erie. Created 1814; first known as Perry Township. Name changed to Perrysburg, 1818. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Branch of LDS church organized in township...

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Chatocqua [Chautauqua] Co NY
Saturday October 12th 1833
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my  friends Sidney [Rigdon]

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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& Joseph your families are  well they <are> in mine hands and I will do  with them as seemeth me good for in me  there is all power therefore follow me and  listen to the council which I shall give  unto you behold and lo I have much  people in this place in the regeons rou nd about and an effectual door shall be  opened in the regeons round about in this  eastern land therefore I the Lord have  suffired you to come unto this place for  thus it was expedient in me for the salvation  of souls therefore verely I say unto you  lift up your voices unto this people spe ak the thoughts that I shall put into  your hearts and ye shall not be confounded  before men for it shall be given you in  the very hour yea in the very moment what  ye shall say but a commandment

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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I give  unto you that ye shall declare whatsoever  things ye declare in my name in solemnity  of heart in the spirit of meekness in all thin gs and I give unto you this promise that inas much as ye do this the holy Ghost shall  be shed forth in bearing record unto all thi ngs whatsoever ye shall say and it is expedient  in me that you Sidney

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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should be spokesman  unto this people yea verily I will ordain

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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On 5 October 1833, JS, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, and Freeman Nickerson

5 Feb. 1779–22 Jan. 1847. Seaman. Born at South Dennis, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. Son of Eleazer Nickerson and Thankful Chase. Moved to Cavendish, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1800. Married Huldah Chapman, 19 Jan. 1801, at Cavendish. Served as officer in Vermont...

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left Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Ohio, on a mission to preach to Nickerson’s relatives 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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and Upper Canada

British colony of Canada divided into Upper Canada and Lower Canada, 1791; reunited 1841. Upper Canada’s boundaries corresponded roughly to portion of present-day Ontario south of Hudson Bay watershed. Population in 1840 about 430,000. Immigrants mainly from...

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. This revelation encouraged both JS and Rigdon to preach boldly and also assured them their families would be cared for.
Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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penned a copy of this revelation while he and JS were on their mission, though there was no preface or indication that it was intended to be a formal record. Oliver Cowdery

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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entered it into Revelation Book, 2 where it is identified by the heading “Perrysburgh

Also spelled Perrysburgh. Located in northwestern New York state, about six miles southeast of Lake Erie. Created 1814; first known as Perry Township. Name changed to Perrysburg, 1818. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Branch of LDS church organized in township...

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, Chautauque County New York, Saturday, October 12, 1833,” with the preface “A Revelation to Joseph and Sidney, given them while on their journey to Canada, according to the direction of the Spirit.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of October 1833, at Perrysburgh, New York.

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