History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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no one shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations in this Church excepting my servant Joseph Smith Jr. for he receiveth 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 comfo[r]ter 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 who is thy head and at the head of the church for I have given him the Keys of the mysteries and the revelations which are sealed until I shall appoint unto them another in his stead
3 And now behold I say unto you that you shall go unto the Lamenites and preach my gospel unto them and inasmuch as they receive the teachings thou shalt cause my church to be established among them and thou shalt have revelations but write them not by way of commandment.
And now behold I say unto you that [it] is not revealed and no man knoweth when the city shall be built but it shall be given hereafter.
Behold I say unto you that it shall be on the borders of the Lamenites
4 Thou shalt not leave this place until after conference and my servant be appointed to preside over the conference by the voice of it and what he saith to thee thou shalt tell.
And again thou shalt take thy bro. between him and thee alone and tell him that those things which he hath written from that stone are not of me and that satan deceiveth him for behold these things have not been appointed unto him neither shall any thing be appointed unto [p. 91]
no one shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations in this Church excepting my servant Joseph Smith Jr. for he receiveth 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 who is thy head and at the head of the church for I have given him the Keys of the mysteries and the revelations which are sealed until I shall appoint unto them another in his stead
3 And now behold I say unto you that you shall go unto the Lamenites and preach my gospel unto them and inasmuch as they receive the teachings thou shalt cause my church to be established among them and thou shalt have revelations but write them not by way of commandment.
And now behold I say unto you that [it] is not revealed and no man knoweth when the city shall be built but it shall be given hereafter.
Behold I say unto you that it shall be on the borders of the Lamenites
4 Thou shalt not leave this place until after conference and my servant be appointed to preside over the conference by the voice of it and what he saith to thee thou shalt tell.
And again thou shalt take thy bro. between him and thee alone and tell him that those things which he hath written from that stone are not of me and that satan deceiveth him for behold these things have not been appointed unto him neither shall any thing be appointed unto [p. 91]
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