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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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During this which continued three days  the utmost harmony prevailed and all things were settled  satisfactory to all present, and a desire was manifest  by all the saints to go forward and labor with all their power  to spread the great and glorious principles of truth which  had been revealed by our heavenly father. A number  were during the conference and the work of  the Lord spread and prevailed.

October 1830

At this time a great desire was manifest by  several of the respecting the remnants of the  house of Joseph— the residing in the west,  knowing that the purposes of God were great to that peo ple and hoping that the time had come when the prom ises of the Almighty in regard to that people were  about to be accomplished, and that they would receive  the gospel and enjoy its blessings. The desire being  so great that it was agreed upon we should enquire  of the Lord respecting the propriety of sending som  of the Elders among them, which we accordingly  did and received the following revelation
Revelation to and given Octr. 1830
1 And now concerning my servant  behold I say unto him that as I live I will <that he shall> declare my  gospel and learn of me, and be meek and lowly of heart  and that which I have appointed unto him is that  he shall go with my servants and into the wilderness among the Lamanites; and   also shall go with them, and I myself will  go with them and be in their midst: and I am their advo cate with the Father and nothing shall prevail. And  they shall give heed to that which is written and  pretend to no other revelations and they shall pray  allways 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.
Immediately on the receipt of receiving this revelation  preparations were made for the journey of the brethren  therin designated to the boarders of the Lamanites  and a copy of the revelation was given them: [p. 60]
During this which continued three days the utmost harmony prevailed and all things were settled satisfactory to all present, and a desire was manifest by all the saints to go forward and labor with all their power to spread the great and glorious principles of truth which had been revealed by our heavenly father. A number were during the conference and the work of the Lord spread and prevailed.

October 1830

At this time a great desire was manifest by several of the respecting the remnants of the house of Joseph— the residing in the west, knowing that the purposes of God were great to that people and hoping that the time had come when the promises of the Almighty in regard to that people were about to be accomplished, and that they would receive the gospel and enjoy its blessings. The desire being so great that it was agreed upon we should enquire of the Lord respecting the propriety of sending som of the Elders among them, which we accordingly did and received the following revelation
Revelation to and given Octr. 1830
1 And now concerning my servant behold I say unto him that as I live I will that he shall declare my gospel and learn of me, and be meek and lowly of heart and that which I have appointed unto him is that he shall go with my servants and into the wilderness among the Lamanites; and 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 written and pretend to no other revelations and they shall pray allways 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.
Immediately on receiving this revelation preparations were made for the journey of the brethren therin designated to the boarders of the Lamanites and a copy of the revelation was given them: [p. 60]
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