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Revelation, 12 October 1833 [D&C 100]

unto this calling even to be a spokesman unto my servant Joseph and I will give unto him power to be mighty in testimony and I will give unto thee power to be mighty in expounding all schriptures

The sacred, written word of God containing the “mind & will of the Lord” and “matters of divine revelation.” Members of the church considered the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and JS’s revelations to be scripture. Revelations in 1830 and 1831 directed JS to ...

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that thou mayest be a spokesman unto him and he shall be a revelator unto thee that thou mayest know the certanty of all things pertaining to the things of my kingdom on the earth6

Rigdon later stated that he had been “consecrated a spokesman” to JS. The day after this revelation was dictated, JS noted each of their ministerial roles: “Brother Sidney preached & I bear record to the people.” Shortly after their return from Canada, JS wrote that Sidney Rigdon was “a man of great power of words and [could] gain the friendship of his hearrers very quick.” (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Minutes, 7 Aug. 1844; JS, Journal, 13 Oct. and 14–19 Nov. 1833; see also Revelation, 7 Dec. 1830 [D&C 35:23].)  


Therefore continue your journey and let your hearts rejoice for behold and lo I am with you even unto the end7

See Matthew 28:20.  


And now I give unto you a word concerning Zion Zion shall be redeemed altho she is chasened for a little season8

Regarding the Saints’ recent troubles in Missouri and the notion that Zion must be chastened, see Letter from John Whitmer, 29 July 1833.  


thy breatheren my servents Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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and John Gould

21 Dec. 1784–25 June 1855. Pastor, farmer. Born in New Hampshire. Married first Oliva Swanson of Massachusetts. Resided at Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, 1808. Lived in Vermont. Moved to northern Pennsylvania, 1817. Served as minister in Freewill...

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are in my hands and inasmuch as they keep my commandments

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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they shall be saved9

Responding to the news of violence perpetrated against church members in Jackson County, Missouri, JS sent Orson Hyde and John Gould with letters, other documents, and information to the Church of Christ leadership in Jackson County in late August 1833. Hyde and Gould arrived in Jackson County in the latter half of September and assisted beleaguered church members in their efforts to obtain protection against violence. Hyde and Gould returned to Kirtland shortly after attacks against church members again erupted in early November. They arrived on 25 November 1833 with “the melencholly intelegen [intelligence] of the riot in Zion with the inhabitants in pers[e]cuting the breth[r]en.” (Historical Introduction to Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson Co., MO, 18 Aug. 1833; Knight, History, 439; “History of Orson Hyde,” 12, Historian’s Office, Histories of the Twelve, ca. 1856–1858, 1861, CHL; JS, Journal, 25 Nov. 1833.)  


therefore let your hearts be comforted10

See Revelation, 6 Aug. 1833 [D&C 98:1].  


for all things shall work together for good11

See Revelation, 8 Mar. 1833 [D&C 90:24]; and Romans 8:28.  


to them that walk uprightly and to the sactifycation sanctification of the church

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...

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for I will raise up unto myself a pure people that will serve me in righteousness and all that call on the name of the Lord and keep his commandments shall be saved even so Amen [p. [2]]
unto this calling even to be a spokesman unto  my servant Joseph and I will give unto him power  to be mighty in testimony and I will give unto  the<e> power to be mighty in expounding all schrip tures

The sacred, written word of God containing the “mind & will of the Lord” and “matters of divine revelation.” Members of the church considered the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and JS’s revelations to be scripture. Revelations in 1830 and 1831 directed JS to ...

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that thou mayest be a spokesman unto  him and he shall be a revelator unto thee that  thou mayest know the certanty of all things  pertaining to the things of my kingdom on  the earth6

Rigdon later stated that he had been “consecrated a spokesman” to JS. The day after this revelation was dictated, JS noted each of their ministerial roles: “Brother Sidney preached & I bear record to the people.” Shortly after their return from Canada, JS wrote that Sidney Rigdon was “a man of great power of words and [could] gain the friendship of his hearrers very quick.” (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Minutes, 7 Aug. 1844; JS, Journal, 13 Oct. and 14–19 Nov. 1833; see also Revelation, 7 Dec. 1830 [D&C 35:23].)  


Therefore continue your journey  and let your hearts rejoice for behold and  lo I am with you even unto the end7

See Matthew 28:20.  


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And now I give unto you a word concern ing Zion Zion shall be redeemed altho she  is chasened for a little season8

Regarding the Saints’ recent troubles in Missouri and the notion that Zion must be chastened, see Letter from John Whitmer, 29 July 1833.  


thy breathe ren my servents Orson [Hyde]

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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and John [Gould]

21 Dec. 1784–25 June 1855. Pastor, farmer. Born in New Hampshire. Married first Oliva Swanson of Massachusetts. Resided at Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, 1808. Lived in Vermont. Moved to northern Pennsylvania, 1817. Served as minister in Freewill...

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are in my  hands and inasmuch as they keep my com mandments

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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they shall be saved9

Responding to the news of violence perpetrated against church members in Jackson County, Missouri, JS sent Orson Hyde and John Gould with letters, other documents, and information to the Church of Christ leadership in Jackson County in late August 1833. Hyde and Gould arrived in Jackson County in the latter half of September and assisted beleaguered church members in their efforts to obtain protection against violence. Hyde and Gould returned to Kirtland shortly after attacks against church members again erupted in early November. They arrived on 25 November 1833 with “the melencholly intelegen [intelligence] of the riot in Zion with the inhabitants in pers[e]cuting the breth[r]en.” (Historical Introduction to Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson Co., MO, 18 Aug. 1833; Knight, History, 439; “History of Orson Hyde,” 12, Historian’s Office, Histories of the Twelve, ca. 1856–1858, 1861, CHL; JS, Journal, 25 Nov. 1833.)  


therefore let  your hearts be comforted10

See Revelation, 6 Aug. 1833 [D&C 98:1].  


for all things shall  work together for good11

See Revelation, 8 Mar. 1833 [D&C 90:24]; and Romans 8:28.  


to them that walk  uprightly and to the sactifycation [sanctification] of the chur ch

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...

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for I will raise up unto myself a pure  people that will serve me in righteousness  and all that call on the name of the Lord  and keep his commandments shall be saved  even so Amen [p. [2]]
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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

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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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