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Revelation, 12 October 1833 [D&C 100]

Prereysburgh Perrysburg

Also spelled Perrysburgh. Located in northwestern New York state, about six miles southeast of Lake Erie. Created 1814; first known as Perry Township. Name changed to Perrysburg, 1818. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Branch of LDS church organized in township...

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Chatocqua Chautauque Co2

Perrysburg, New York, is located in Cattaraugus County, not Chautauque County.  


NY
Saturday October 12th 1833
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my friends 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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& Joseph your families are well they are in mine hands and I will do with them as seemeth me good for in me there is all power therefore follow me and listen to the council which I shall give unto you behold and lo I have much people in this place in the regeons round about and an effectual door shall be opened in the regeons round about in this eastern land therefore I the Lord have suffired you to come unto this place for thus it was expedient in me for the salvation of souls3

Several Church of Christ missionaries had previously labored in this region. (See “Progress of the Church of Christ,” The Evening and the Morning Star, July 1833, 108–109; Letter to Vienna Jaques, 4 Sept. 1833; and “Amasa Lyman’s History,” Deseret News [Salt Lake City], 8 Sept. 1858, 117.)  


therefore verely I say unto you lift up your voices unto this people speak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts and ye shall not be confounded before men for it shall be given you in the very hour yea in the very moment what ye shall say4

See Luke 12:11–12.  


but a commandment

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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I give unto you that ye shall declare whatsoever things ye declare in my name in solemnity of heart in the spirit of meekness in all things and I give unto you this promise that inasmuch as ye do this the holy Ghost shall be shed forth in bearing record unto all things whatsoever ye shall say5

According to JS, the day after he dictated this revelation, “the Lord gave his spirit in marvilous man[n]er.” John P. Greene, who attended the 13 October meeting, stated that Sidney Rigdon “preac[h]ed in the demmonstrtion [demonstration] of the Spirrit.” Two weeks later, at the conclusion of his and Rigdon’s mission in Canada, JS wrote that during one of their meetings, “the spirit was given in great power to some and the rest had great peace.” (JS, Journal, 13 and 27–28 Oct. 1833; Greene, Diary, 13 Oct. 1833.)  


and it is expedient in me that you Sidney

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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should be spokesman unto this people yea verily I will ordain

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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TEXT: This revelation bears punctuation marks that have not been transcribed because they appear to be later redactions. However, the punctuation may have been inserted at the time of original inscription. The heading for this revelation in Revelation Book 2 reads, “A Revelation to Joseph and Sidney, given them while on their journey to Canada, according to direction of the Spirit.” (Revelation Book 2, p. 71.)  


Prereysburgh [Perrysburg]

Also spelled Perrysburgh. Located in northwestern New York state, about six miles southeast of Lake Erie. Created 1814; first known as Perry Township. Name changed to Perrysburg, 1818. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Branch of LDS church organized in township...

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Chatocqua [Chautauque] Co2

Perrysburg, New York, is located in Cattaraugus County, not Chautauque County.  


NY
Saturday October 12th 1833
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my  friends 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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& Joseph your families are  well they <are> in mine hands and I will do  with them as seemeth me good for in me  there is all power therefore follow me and  listen to the council which I shall give  unto you behold and lo I have much  people in this place in the regeons rou nd about and an effectual door shall be  opened in the regeons round about in this  eastern land therefore I the Lord have  suffired you to come unto this place for  thus it was expedient in me for the salvation  of souls3

Several Church of Christ missionaries had previously labored in this region. (See “Progress of the Church of Christ,” The Evening and the Morning Star, July 1833, 108–109; Letter to Vienna Jaques, 4 Sept. 1833; and “Amasa Lyman’s History,” Deseret News [Salt Lake City], 8 Sept. 1858, 117.)  


therefore verely I say unto you  lift up your voices unto this people spe ak the thoughts that I shall put into  your hearts and ye shall not be confounded  before men for it shall be given you in  the very hour yea in the very moment what  ye shall say4

See Luke 12:11–12.  


but a commandment

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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I give  unto you that ye shall declare whatsoever  things ye declare in my name in solemnity  of heart in the spirit of meekness in all thin gs and I give unto you this promise that inas much as ye do this the holy Ghost shall  be shed forth in bearing record unto all thi ngs whatsoever ye shall say5

According to JS, the day after he dictated this revelation, “the Lord gave his spirit in marvilous man[n]er.” John P. Greene, who attended the 13 October meeting, stated that Sidney Rigdon “preac[h]ed in the demmonstrtion [demonstration] of the Spirrit.” Two weeks later, at the conclusion of his and Rigdon’s mission in Canada, JS wrote that during one of their meetings, “the spirit was given in great power to some and the rest had great peace.” (JS, Journal, 13 and 27–28 Oct. 1833; Greene, Diary, 13 Oct. 1833.)  


and it is expedient  in me that you Sidney

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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should be spokesman  unto this people yea verily I will ordain

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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Revelation, Perrysburg

Also spelled Perrysburgh. Located in northwestern New York state, about six miles southeast of Lake Erie. Created 1814; first known as Perry Township. Name changed to Perrysburg, 1818. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Branch of LDS church organized in township...

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, Cattaraugus Co., NY, 12 Oct. 1833; handwriting of 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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; two pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes docket and archival marking.
Bifolium measuring 12½ × 7¼ inches (32 × 18 cm). The document was folded in half and then trifolded in the conventional filing pattern, and a docket was added by Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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in graphite: “Revelation to J & Sidny

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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| when they went to Canada

In late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Canada referred to British colonies of Upper Canada and Lower Canada. Divided into Upper Canada and Lower Canada, 1791; reunited 10 Feb. 1841. Boundaries corresponded roughly to present-day Ontario (Upper...

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| Octo 1833”.
This and several other revelations, along with many personal and institutional documents kept by Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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, were inherited by his daughter Mary Jane Whitney, who married Isaac Groo. This collection was passed down in the Groo family and donated by members of the family to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University during the period 1969–1974.1

Andrus and Fuller, Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney Papers, 24.  


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