John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and how easy mankind is lead as tray, notwithstanding  the things of God that are written. concerning his King dom.
These things grievd the servants of the Lord, and some con versed together on this subject, and otheers came in and we  were at Joseph Smith Jr. the seers, and made it a matter  of consultation, for many would not turn from their  folly, unless God would give a revelation, therfore the Lord  spake to Joseph saying. Revelation gaven [given] May  1831, Printed at first edition Page 134, Section  17. insert the Revelation.

Chapter 7

Chapter VII.
About these days the disciples arrived from Yok State  of . To this place state of Ohio. They had  some dificulty because of some that did not continue faithful;  who denied the truth and turrned into fables.
June 3, 1831, A general conference was called, and a blessing  promised, if the elders were faithful, and humble before him.  Therefore the elders assembled from the East and the West,  from the North and the South. And also many members.
Conference of was opened and by prayer and exortation by Joseph  Smith Jr. the Revelator. After the business of the church  was attended to according to the Covenants. The Lord made  manifest to Joseph that it was necessary that such of the  elders as were considered worthy, should be ordained to the high  priesthood.
The Spirit of the Lord fell upon Joseph in an unusual  manner. And prophecied that John the Revelator was then  among the ten tribes of Israel who had been lead away  by Salmanaser King of israel, to prepare them for their  return, from their Long dispersion, to again possess  the land of their father’s. He prophecied many more things  that a[s]king the many, he said that if [p. 27]
and how easy mankind is lead as tray, notwithstanding the things of God that are written. concerning his Kingdom.
These things grievd the servants of the Lord, and some conversed together on this subject, and otheers came in and we were at Joseph Smith Jr. the seers, and made it a matter of consultation, for many would not turn from their folly, unless God would give a revelation, therfore the Lord spake to Joseph saying. Revelation gaven given May 1831, Printed at first edition Page 134, Section 17. insert the Revelation.

Chapter 7

Chapter VII.
About these days the disciples arrived from State of . To this place state of Ohio. They had some dificulty because of some that did not continue faithful; who denied the truth and turrned into fables.
June 3, 1831, A general conference was called, and a blessing promised, if the elders were faithful, and humble before him. Therefore the elders assembled from the East and the West, from the North and the South. And also many members.
Conference was opened by prayer and exortation by Joseph Smith Jr. the Revelator. After the business of the church was attended to according to the Covenants. The Lord made manifest to Joseph that it was necessary that such of the elders as were considered worthy, should be ordained to the high priesthood.
The Spirit of the Lord fell upon Joseph in an unusual manner. And prophecied that John the Revelator was then among the ten tribes of Israel who had been lead away by Salmanaser King of israel, to prepare them for their return, from their Long dispersion, to again possess the land of their father’s. He prophecied many more things [p. 27]
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