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Letter to the Church in Thompson, Ohio, 6 February 1833

praying for him continually that he may be endued

Bestowal of spiritual blessings, power, or knowledge. Beginning in 1831, multiple revelations promised an endowment of “power from on high” in association with the command to gather. Some believed this promise was fulfilled when individuals were first ordained...

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with wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of the Lord10

See Colossians 1:9.  


that through him you may be kept from evil spirits and all strifes and discensions and grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ11

See 2 Peter 3:18.  


Brethren beloved continue in brotherly Love12

See Hebrews 13:1.  


walk in meekness watching unto prayer13

See 1 Peter 4:7.  


that you be not overcome14

See Romans 12:21.  


follow after peace as said our beloved brother Paul15

See Hebrews 12:14; and Romans 14:19.  


that you may be the children of our heavenly Father16

See Matthew 5:45; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 481 [3 Nephi 12:45].  


and not give occasion of stumbling17

See Romans 14:13.  


to saint or sinner— finely finally brethren pray for us that we may be enabled to do the work whereunto we are called18

See Acts 13:2.  


that you may enjoy the mysteries of God even a fulness and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all amen.19

See, for example, Romans 16:24; Philippians 4:23; and Revelation 22:21.  


Joseph Smith Jr—
Sidney Rigdon

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...

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F. G. William Frederick G. Williams

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...

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Williams had been JS’s counselor since 5 January 1833. Rigdon had been a counselor since 8 March 1832. (See Revelation, 5 Jan. 1833; and Note, 8 Mar. 1832.)  


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praying for him continually that he may be  endued

Bestowal of spiritual blessings, power, or knowledge. Beginning in 1831, multiple revelations promised an endowment of “power from on high” in association with the command to gather. Some believed this promise was fulfilled when individuals were first ordained...

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with wisdom and understanding in the  knowledge of the Lord10

See Colossians 1:9.  


that through him you may  be kept from evil spirits and all strifes and  discensions and grow in grace and in the know[l]edge  of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ11

See 2 Peter 3:18.  


Brethren beloved continue in brotherly Love12

See Hebrews 13:1.  


 walking in meekness watching unto prayer13

See 1 Peter 4:7.  


 that you be not overcome14

See Romans 12:21.  


follow after  peace as said our beloved brothe[r] Paul15

See Hebrews 12:14; and Romans 14:19.  


that  you may be the children of our heavenly  Father16

See Matthew 5:45; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 481 [3 Nephi 12:45].  


and <not> give occasion <of> for stumbling17

See Romans 14:13.  


to  saint or sinner— finely [finally] brethren pray for  us that we may be enabled to do the work  whereunto we are called18

See Acts 13:2.  


that you may enjoy  the mysteries of God even a fulness and may  the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you  all amen.19

See, for example, Romans 16:24; Philippians 4:23; and Revelation 22:21.  


Joseph Smith Jr—
Sidney Rigdon

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...

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F. G. William [Frederick G. Williams]

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...

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Williams had been JS’s counselor since 5 January 1833. Rigdon had been a counselor since 8 March 1832. (See Revelation, 5 Jan. 1833; and Note, 8 Mar. 1832.)  


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JS, Sidney Rigdon

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...

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, and Frederick G. Williams

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...

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, Letter, Kirtland Township

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Geauga Co., OH, to “the Church of Christ in Thompson,” Thompson Township

Located about sixteen miles northeast of Kirtland, Ohio. Settled 1800. Surveyed 1809. Incorporated 1817. Population in 1830 about 700. Population in 1840 about 1,000. Latter-day Saints from Colesville, New York, were directed to settle in area on 759 acres...

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, Geauga Co., OH, 6 Feb. 1833. Retained copy, [ca. 6 Feb. 1833], in JS Letterbook 1, pp. 25–26; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

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...

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; JS Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for JS Letterbook 1.

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