Note, 15 March 1833
Note,Kirtland Township, Geauga Co., OH, 15 Mar. 1833. Featured version copied [ca. 15 Mar. 1833] in Minute Book 1, p. 11; handwriting of
This notation is an unusual entry in Minute Book 1—the church’s major administrative record forWilliamsinscribed this 15 March 1833 note concerning a JS revelation as a separate entry following the council minutes that bear the same date.Revelation Books 1 and 2 were the primary repositories for the texts of revelations, Minute Book 1 mainly contains entries on conference and council proceedings, ordinations, and receipt or removal of ecclesiastical licenses. Minute Book 1 does, however, contain a few brief notations regarding significant events that occurred outside of meetings. Approximately one month earlier, for example, Williams recorded that JS completed his revision of the New Testament.United Firm, and Williams may have decided to record it in Minute Book 1 under JS’s direction because a discrete set of minutes or other administrative record was apparently not kept for the United Firm in Kirtland; the revelation was also significant to Williams personally.
An organization that supervised the management of church enterprises and properties from 1832 to 1834. In March and April 1832, revelations directed that the church’s publishing and mercantile endeavors be organized. In accordance with this direction, the...View Glossary