Revelation, 9 December 1830 [D&C 36]
Revelation, [Fayette Township, Seneca Co., NY], to
Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...More InfoEdward Partridge, 9 Dec. 1830. Featured version, titled “39th. Commandment Decm. 9th. AD 1830,” copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, pp. 48–49; handwriting of
27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...View Full BioA portion of another early version of this revelation in unidentified handwriting survived through theSymonds Riderfamily, coming into the Church Historian’s Office in the 1960s.
20 Nov. 1792–1 Aug. 1870. Farmer, teacher, minister. Born in Hartford, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joshua Ryder and Marilla Loomis. Moved to Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, 6 Jan. 1814. Married Mahitable Loomis, 12 Nov. 1818, in Portage Co. Served as captain in...View Full Bio1Because the manuscript that came from the Rider family is incomplete, it was not selected as the featured version.
Revelations Collection, 1831–ca. 1844, 1847, 1861, ca. 1876. CHL.
This revelation was dictated forEdward Partridge, anNew Yorkto meet JS. Partridge, a hatter living in
Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...More InfoPainesville, Ohio, and his wife, Lydia, were members of
Located on Grand River twelve miles northeast of Kirtland. Created and settled, 1800. Originally named Champion. Flourished economically from harbor on Lake Erie and as major route of overland travel for western emigration. Included Painesville village; laid...More InfoSidney Rigdon’s reformed Baptist congregation.
19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...View Full Bio1In early November 1830 they became interested in the
Painesville Telegraph. Painesville, OH. 1831–1838.
Partridge, Edward Jr. Genealogical Record. 1878. CHL. MS 1271.Church of Christwhen
The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...View GlossaryOliver Cowdery,Ziba Peterson, and
Ca. 1810–1849. Teacher, farmer, law officer. Born in New York. Lived in Macedon, Wayne Co., New York, ca. 1830. Baptized into LDS church. Ordained an elder, by 9 June 1830. Served mission to Ohio and Missouri, 1830–1831. Stripped of office of elder, Aug. ...View Full BioPeter Whitmer Jr.began preaching to and
27 Sept. 1809–22 Sept. 1836. Tailor. Born at Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, in Seneca Lake, Seneca Co. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Among six...View Full Biobaptizingmany individuals from Rigdon’s congregation.
An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...View Glossary2Lydia soon converted, but her husband remained skeptical and insisted on visiting JS in New York before becoming a member.
Pratt, Parley P. The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Embracing His Life, Ministry and Travels, with Extracts, in Prose and Verse, from His Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Parley P. Pratt Jr. New York: Russell Brothers, 1874.3Partridge and Rigdon traveled to the
Evangelist. Carthage, OH. 1832–1844.
Partridge, Edward Jr. Genealogical Record. 1878. CHL. MS 1271.Palmyraarea and then went on to Waterloo in Seneca County. They arrived at the home of
Known as Swift’s Landing and Tolland before being renamed Palmyra, 1796. Incorporated, Mar. 1827, two years after completion of adjacent Erie Canal. Population in 1820 about 3,700. Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith family lived in village briefly, beginning ...More InfoJoseph Smith Sr.while JS was giving a sermon. When JS finished speaking, “a request was made that any who felt to speak should,” and Partridge stood and stated that he and Rigdon had visited the Smith family’s
12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...View Full BioManchesterfarm and had spoken with their neighbors about the character of the Smith family. Based on those conversations, Partridge declared that the Smiths “had sacraficed for the truth’s sake” and that he was ready to be baptized. After Partridge asked JS to baptize him, JS replied, “You have traveled a long way this morning and you are much fatigued and I think you had better rest and take some refreshment and tomorrow morning be baptized.”
Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...More Info4Soon thereafter, JS dictated this revelation for Partridge. Two days later, on 11 December, JS baptized Partridge, and on 15 December, Sidney Rigdon ordained him an
Painesville Telegraph. Painesville, OH. 1831–1838.
Dibble, Philo. Reminiscences, no date. Typescript. CHL. MS 15447.elder.
A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...View GlossaryThis revelation included language similar to several revelations dictated in 1829 and 1830 that called members of the church to preach. The earliest revelation expressing these sentiments, in February 1829, stated, “If ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work.”
- 1 Advertisement, Painesville (OH) Telegraph, 8 Sept. 1829, ; Partridge, Genealogical Record, 2, 5.
- 2 Pratt, Autobiography, 50.
- 3 Walter Scott, “Mormon Bible.—No. V,” Evangelist, 1 June 1841, 132–136; Partridge, Genealogical Record, 5.
- 4 Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845, bk. 10, ; [Matthew S. Clapp], “Mormonism,” Painesville (OH) Telegraph, 15 Feb. 1831,  –; JS History, vol. A-1, 78; Dibble, Reminiscences, 2.
- 5 License for Edward Partridge, 15 Dec. 1830, Edward Partridge, Papers, CHL. JS recorded in his history that “on the 11th of December I baptised him [Partridge] in the Seneca river.” Partridge’s daughter Emily gave the same date in her later reminiscence of the event, but it is possible that she was using JS’s history as her source. (JS History, vol. A-1, 94; Emily Dow Partridge Young, “Autobiography of Emily D. P. Young,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Dec. 1884, 102–103; see also Young, “Incidents,” 3.)
- 6 Revelation, Feb. 1829 [D&C 4:3]; see also Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:3]; Revelation, May 1829–A [D&C 11:3]; Revelation, May 1829–B [D&C 12:3]; and Revelation, June 1829–A [D&C 14:3].
- 7 See Revelation, Sept. 1830–F [D&C 31:4]; Revelation Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:3, 7]; see also Revelation, Sept. 1830–A [D&C 29:8–28].