mention here (as in duty bound) that he several times
brought us supplies (a distance of at least thirty miles) which enabled us to continue
the work when otherwise we must have relinquished it for a season.
Being very anxious to know his duty as to this work, I enquired of the Lord
for him, and obtained as follows.
Revelation given to at
Susquehanah County, Pennsylvania. May
A great and marvelous work is about to come forth among the chil dren of men: behold I
am God, and give heed to my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two
edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow: therefore give heed
unto my word.
2 Behold the field is white already to harvest, therefore whoso desireth
to reap let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts,
that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God:
yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God:
therefore knock if you will ask of me you shall receive; if
you knock it shall be opened unto you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my
and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion.
4 Behold I speak unto you, and also to all those who have desires to bring
forth and establish this work, and no one can assist in this work, except he
shall be humble and full of love, having faith, hope and charity, being temperate in
all things, whatsoever shall be intrusted to his care.
5 Behold I am the light and the light
<life> of the world, that speaketh these words:
therefore, give heed with your might, and then you are called.
Shortly after commencing to , I became acquainted with Mr
of , Seneca
County New York, and also with some of his family. In the beginning of the month of
June, his son,
came to the place where we were residing, and brought with him a two horse waggon,
for the purpose of having us accompany him to his father’s place and there remain untill
we should finish the work. He proposed that we should have our board free of charge, and
the assistance of one of his brothers to write for me, as also his own assistance when
Having much need of such timely aid in an undertaking so arduous, and being
informed that the people of the neighborhood were anxiously the awaiting the opportunity to enquire into these things; we accepted the
invitation and accompanied to ’s
house, and there resided [p. 21]