Revelation, 31 August 1831

Revelation, 31 Aug. 1831; handwriting of John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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; one page; Jameson Family Collection, 1825–1938, CHL.
Measures 2 × 7½ inches (5 × 19 cm). The revelation was written on a slip of paper cut unevenly along both the top and the bottom from a loose leaf. The text fills most of the front, and the back is blank. Marked dampstaining.1

The document was later kept folded in half from left to right to fit in a small, commercially manufactured envelope (Jameson Family Collection, CHL.)  

The item was donated to the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1994 by a descendant of John Burk

4 Feb. 1793–8 June 1853. Innkeeper, farmer. Born in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of Charles Burke and Esther Robinson Bohannon. Married first Abigail Fellows, 13 Mar. 1821, in Fairfield. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1823. Baptized into...

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, whose family had it in their possession for several generations.2

See Catalog Entry and Case Files for Jameson Family Collection, CHL.