History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

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Bro had got possession of  a Stone by which he had obtained several  revelation relativee to the building up of Zion  the Order of the Church &c &c &c all of which  were at varience with the order of Gods house as  laid down in the New Testament as well well  well as in our late revelations
As a conference had been appointed for the first  day of September I thought it wise to do nothing  more than converse with the brethren on that subject  until conference which was to meet on the first of  Sept following Finding howevr that many  (especially the Whitmer family and ) were  believng in the things set forth by this Stone  we thought it best to enquire of the Lord  concerning <it> and obtained the following Revelation  Revelation
1 Behold I say unto you thee   that it shall be given unto thee that thou  shalt be heard by the church in all things  whatsoeve[r] thou shalt teach them by the comforter  concerning the revelations and commandme[n]ts  which I have given
2 But behold verily verily I say unto thee no one  shall be appointed to recieve commandments and  revelations in this Church excepting my servant  Joseph Smith Jr for he recieveth them even  as Moses and thou shalt be obedient unto  the things which I shall give unto him even as  Aaron to declare faithfully the commandments and  revelations with power and authority unto the church  And if thou art led at any time by the comforter to  speak or teach or at all times by way of commandment  unto the church thou mayest do it.
But thou shalt not write by way of commandment  but by wisdom And thou shalt not command him [p. 91]
Bro had got possession of a Stone by which he had obtained several revelation relativee to the building up of Zion the Order of the Church &c &c &c all of which were at varience with the order of Gods house as laid down in the New Testament as well as in our late revelations
I thought it wise to do nothing more than converse with the brethren on that subject until conference which was to meet on the first of Sept following Finding howevr that many (especially the Whitmer family and ) were believng the things set forth by this Stone we thought it best to enquire of the Lord concerning it and obtained the following Revelation
1 Behold I say unto thee that it shall be given unto thee that thou shalt be heard by the church in all things whatsoever thou shalt teach them by the comforter concerning the revelations and commandments which I have given
2 But behold verily verily I say unto thee no one shall be appointed to recieve commandments and revelations in this Church excepting my servant Joseph Smith Jr for he recieveth them even as Moses and thou shalt be obedient unto the things which I shall give unto him even as Aaron to declare faithfully the commandments and revelations with power and authority unto the church And if thou art led at any time by the comforter to speak or teach at all times by way of commandment unto the church thou mayest do it.
But thou shalt not write by way of commandment but by wisdom And thou shalt not command him [p. 91]
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