History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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1 For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient  in me, that they should continue preaching the  Gospel, and in exhortation to the churches, in  the regions round about, until conference: and  then it shall be made known unto them, by the  voice of the conference, their several Missions.
2 Now virily I say unto you, my servants  Joseph Smith. Jur and , saith the  Lord, it is expedient to again, and  inasmuch as it is practicable, to preach in  the regions round about until conference,  and after that it is expedient to continue the  work of translation, until it be finished. And  let this be a pattern unto the elders until fur ther knowledge, even as it is written. Now  I give no more unto you at this time. Gird  up your loins and be sober, even so: Amen.
<Here read from “See note A.” page 178. to “Note A” page 179>
25 January 1832 • Wednesday
A few day before the conference was to commence  in Lorain county, I started in company  with the elders that lived in my own vicinity,  and arrived in due time. At this conference  much harmony prevailed, and considerable business  was done to advance the kingdom and promulgate  the gospel to the inhabitants of the surrounding  Country. The Elders seemed anxious for me to  enquire of the Lord, that they might know his  will, or learn what would be most pleasing to  him, for them to do, in order to bring men to a  sense of their condition: for, as it was written,  all men had gone out of the way, so that  none doth good; no, not one. I enquired  and received the following
Revelation. given January, 1832.
1 Verily, verily I say unto you, I who speak  even by the voice of my Spirit; even Alpha and  omega; your Lord and your God: hearken, O ye  who have given your names to go forth to preach [p. 180]
unto the , what they shall do until ,
1 For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, that they should continue preaching the Gospel, and in exhortation to the churches, in the regions round about, until conference: and then it shall be made known unto them, by the voice of the conference, their several Missions.
2 Now virily I say unto you, my servants Joseph Smith. Jur and , saith the Lord, it is expedient to again, and inasmuch as it is practicable, to preach in the regions round about until conference, and after that it is expedient to continue the work of translation, until it be finished. And let this be a pattern unto the elders until further knowledge, even as it is written. Now I give no more unto you at this time. Gird up your loins and be sober, even so: Amen.
Here read from “See note A.” page 178. to “Note A” page 179
25 January 1832 • Wednesday
A few day before the conference was to commence in Lorain county, I started in company with the elders that lived in my own vicinity, and arrived in due time. At this conference much harmony prevailed, and considerable business was done to advance the kingdom and promulgate the gospel to the inhabitants of the surrounding Country. The Elders seemed anxious for me to enquire of the Lord, that they might know his will, or learn what would be most pleasing to him, for them to do, in order to bring men to a sense of their condition: for, as it was written, all men had gone out of the way, so that none doth good; no, not one. I enquired and received the following
Revelation. given January, 1832.
1 Verily, verily I say unto you, I who speak even by the voice of my Spirit; even Alpha and omega; your Lord and your God: hearken, O ye who have given your names to go forth to preach [p. 180]
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