John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of possessing it, I can only refer you to commandments  which the Lord has delivred, by the mouth of his Prophet  which will be read, to you, by our brethren  and whom the Lord has appointed, to  visit the churches and obtain means for purchasing  this land of our inheritance that we may escape in  the day of tribulation which is coming on the  earth. I conclude by exhorting you to hear the voice of  the Lord your God, who is speaking to you in much  mercy and who is sending forth, his word and his  revelation in these last days, in order that we may  escape impending vengeance; and the Judgements whi ch await this generation, and which will speedily  overtake them— Brethren pray for me, that I  may be counted worthy to obtain an inheritance in  the land, of Zion and to over come, the World  through faith, and dwell with the sanctified, for ever, and ever Amen.
Written at Ohio Aug. 31. 1831.

Chapter 10

Chapter 10.
(Immediately after the commandment was given  and the epistle written and  went from place to place; and from Church to Ch◊◊◊h  preaching and expounding the Scriptures and Commandmnts  and obtaining commandments moneys of the disciples  for the purpose of buying lands for the Saints according  to commandments and the disciples truly opened their  hearts, and thus there has been lands purchased, for  the inheritanc[e] of the saints.)
Soon after this the time of holding th[e] general confern [conference]  drew near. and Joseph the seer and th[e] Scribe  moved from Ohio to Portage  Co. and continued th[e] Translation of th[e] new [p. 37]
of possessing it, I can only refer you to commandments which the Lord has delivred, by the mouth of his Prophet which will be read, to you, by our brethren and whom the Lord has appointed, to visit the churches and obtain means for purchasing this land of our inheritance that we may escape in the day of tribulation which is coming on the earth. I conclude by exhorting you to hear the voice of the Lord your God, who is speaking to you in much mercy and who is sending forth, his word and his revelation in these last days, in order that we may escape impending vengeance; and the Judgements which await this generation, and which will speedily overtake them— Brethren pray for me, that I may be counted worthy to obtain an inheritance in the land, of Zion and to over come, the World through faith, and dwell with the sanctified, forever, and ever Amen.
Written at Ohio Aug. 31. 1831.

Chapter 10

Chapter 10.
(Immediately after the commandment was given and the epistle written and went from place to place; and from Church to Chh preaching and expounding the Scriptures and Commandmnts and obtaining moneys of the disciples for the purpose of buying lands for the Saints according to commandments and the disciples truly opened their hearts, and thus there has been lands purchased, for the inheritance of the saints.)
Soon after this the time of holding the general confern conference drew near. and Joseph the seer and the Scribe moved from Ohio to Portage Co. and continued the Translation of the new [p. 37]
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