John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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man of Sin should be revealed. While the Lord poured out  his spirit, upon his servants, the Devil took occation, to make  known his power, he bound <and > so that he could  not speak and others were affected but the Lord showed to  Joseph the Seer, the design of this thing, he commanded the  devil in the name of Christ and he departed to our Joy and  comfort. <Also>
Therefore a part of the Revelation given at  New York was fulfilled. The churches of the State of had moved to , with their Wives and their children,  and all their Substance, some purchased farms others rented,  and thus they situated themselves as convenient as they  could. The day being now far spent and the conferanc [conference] was  adjourned.

Chapter 8

Chapter VIII.
June 1 6, 1831. Receivd a Revelation what to do. Printed  at Ohio, first edition Book Doctrine and  Covenants Page 192. insert the revelation.
After this Revelation was received those elders were making  all possible speed who were called to go according to commandment,  to fill their missions in their several courses.
At this time the Church at Ohio was involved  in difficulty, becaus of the rebellion of . Who would  not do as he had previously agreed. Which thing confused the whole  church and finally the Lord spake unto Joseph Smith Jr the proph it saying:
“Behold thus saith the Lord, even Alpha and Omega, the be ginning and end, even he who was crucified for the sins of the  world. Behold verily, verily I say unto you, my Servant , You shall stand fast in the office wherewith you  have been appointed; and if your brethren desire you to escape  their enemies, let them repent of all their sins; and become  truly humble before me and contrite: and as the covenant  which they made unto me, has been broken, even so it has. [p. 29]
man of Sin should be revealed. While the Lord poured out his spirit, upon his servants, the Devil took occation, to make known his power, he bound and so that he could not speak and others were affected but the Lord showed to Joseph the Seer, the design of this thing, he commanded the devil in the name of Christ and he departed to our Joy and comfort.
Therefore a part of the Revelation given at New York was fulfilled. The churches of the State of had moved to , with their Wives and their children, and all their Substance, some purchased farms others rented, and thus they situated themselves as convenient as they could. The day being now far spent and the conferanc conference was adjourned.

Chapter 8

Chapter VIII.
June 6, 1831. Receivd a Revelation what to do. Printed at Ohio, first edition Book Doctrine and Covenants Page 192. insert the revelation.
After this Revelation was received those elders were making all possible speed who were called to go according to commandment, to fill their missions in their several courses.
At this time the Church at Ohio was involved in difficulty, becaus of the rebellion of . Who would not do as he had previously agreed. Which thing confused the whole church and finally the Lord spake unto Joseph Smith Jr the prophit saying:
“Behold thus saith the Lord, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end, even he who was crucified for the sins of the world. Behold verily, verily I say unto you, my Servant , You shall stand fast in the office wherewith you have been appointed; and if your brethren desire to escape their enemies, let them repent of all their sins; and become truly humble before me and contrite: and as the covenant which they made unto me, has been broken, even so it has. [p. 29]
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