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Revelation, April 1830–E [D&C 23:6–7]

22nd Commandment AD 1830
A Commandment to Joseph Knight Sr.

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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given at Manchester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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Behold I manifest unto you by these words that thou must take up thy Cross in the which thou must pray vocally before the World as well as in Seecret & in thy family & among thy friends & in all Places Behold it is thy duty to unite with the true Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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& give thy Language to Exhortation continually that thou mayest Receive the reward of the Labourer amen [p. 30]
22nd Commandment AD 1830
A Commandment to Joseph Knight [Sr.]

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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given at  Manchester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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Behold I manifest unto you <by> these words that thou must  take up thy Cross in the which thou must pray vocally  before the World as well as in Seecret & in thy family &  among thy friends & in all Places Behold it is thy duty  to unite with the true Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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& give thy Language to  Exhortation continually that thou mayest Receive the  reward of the Labourer amen [p. 30]
A series of five revelations were directed to members of JS’s family or close associates at the time the Church of Christ was organized in April 1830. Each recipient was reportedly anxious to know his respective duties now that the church was formally organized. In this instance, Joseph Knight Sr.

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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, a close friend of JS, is addressed.
All five revelations were recorded in Revelation Book 1 and bear the date “AD 1830.” For the 1833 Book of Commandments, in each case the date in the chapter headings is “April 6, 1830.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants dropped this more specific date and combined all five texts into a single document that again carried the more generic designation “April 1830.”

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