Revelation, October 1830–A [D&C 32]
Revelation,Manchester Township, Ontario Co., NY, Oct. 1830. Featured version copied [ca. Aug. 1834] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 83–84; handwriting of
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 InfoFrederick G. Williams; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.
28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...View Full Bio
AfterPeter Whitmer Jr.were called on a mission to preach to the American Indians in September 1830,
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 Bioeldersexpressed a desire to see the fulfillment of God’s purposes among “the remnants of the house of Joseph—the
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 GlossaryLamanitesresiding in the west.” JS inquired “of the Lord respecting the propriety of sending som[e] of the Elders among them,” resulting in the following revelation for
A term used in the Book of Mormon to refer to the descendants or followers of Laman, as well as those who later identified themselves as Lamanites because they did not believe in the religious traditions of their ancestors. According to JS and the Book of...View GlossaryParley P. Prattand
12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....View Full BioZiba Peterson.
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 BioWith his longstanding interest in the American Indians,Prattno doubt welcomed the call. He had set out forNew Yorkin the fall of 1826, when he was nineteen, with plans to preach to the Indians. He later recalled his youthful thoughts: “I will win the confidence of the red man; I will learn his language; I will tell him of Jesus; I will read to him the Scriptures; I will teach him the arts of peace; to hate war, to love his neighbor, to fear and love God.”
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 Info3However, Pratt did not then follow through with his plan. Instead, he built a small log hut some thirty miles west of
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.Cleveland, Ohio, and spent the winter in reading and study, especially of the Bible. The following summer he returned to New York, married Thankful Halsey, and went back to Ohio with his new bride.
Cuyahoga Co. seat of justice, 1833. Situated on south shore of Lake Erie, just east of mouth of Cuyahoga River. First settled, 1797. Incorporated as village, 1815; incorporated as city, 1836. Became center of business and trade at opening of Ohio and Erie...More Info4In 1829, Pratt, who was a Baptist, was influenced byAlexander Campbell. Attracted by the Campbellites’ efforts to recreate the primitive church of the New Testament and by their expectation of Christ’s second coming, Pratt decided to become an itinerant preacher of their message. In the summer of 1830, Pratt and his wife left Ohio for their “native place,” Columbia County, New York, where he planned to preach. En route by canal boat, Pratt responded to what he felt were spiritual promptings and disembarked at Newark, near
12 Sept. 1788–4 Mar. 1866. Teacher, minister, magazine publisher, college president. Born near Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Son of Thomas Campbell and Jane Corneigle. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, 1808. Immigrated to Buffalo ...View Full BioPalmyra, leaving his wife to travel on alone. Pratt encountered a Baptist deacon who loaned him a copy of the Book of Mormon; he soon “knew and comprehended that the book was true.”
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 Info5Pratt then traveled to the Palmyra area, where he metHyrum Smith. Shortly after, the two traveled to
9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...View Full BioFayette, where Pratt was
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 Infobaptizedinto the
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 GlossaryChurch of Christand ordained an
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 Glossaryelder. He then continued on to Columbia County to rejoin his wife and proselytize friends and family.
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 Glossary6Prattsoon learned of the callWhitmerhad received to preach to the Lamanites. Not long after, the revelation featured here called Pratt, along withZiba Peterson, to accompany them. Peterson, a resident of Macedon, New York, was a founding elder of the Church of Christ and received an elder’s license on 9 June 1830.Unlike other revelations from this period, this revelation was not recorded in Revelation Book 1. It is possible thatPratttook the only copy with him when he left on his mission, making it unavailable for inclusion whenManchesterOct 1830.” Though the precise date of the revelation was not recorded, it was likely dictated shortly before 17 October, when Pratt and the other missionaries assigned to preach to the Lamanites signed a covenant to follow
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 Info
- 1 See Revelation, Sept. 1830–B [D&C 28]; and Revelation, Sept. 1830–D [D&C 30:5–8].
- 2 JS History, vol. A-1, 60.
- 3 Pratt, Autobiography, 26–27.
- 4 Pratt, Autobiography, 27–30.
- 5 Pratt, Autobiography, 31–38.
- 6 Pratt, Autobiography, 38, 42–47.
- 7 Minutes, 9 June 1830.
- 8 Covenant of Oliver Cowdery and Others, 17 Oct. 1830.