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Revelation, 4 June 1833 [D&C 96]

Kirtland

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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June 4th 1833—
Behold I say unto you here is wisdom whereby ye may know how to act concerning this matter. for it is expedient in me that this stake

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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that I have set for the strength of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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should be made strong.1

See Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:9]; see also Isaiah 54:2.  


Therefore let my servant 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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take charge of the place which is named among you2

The Peter French farm had been purchased for the church by and in the name of land agent Joseph Coe on 10 April 1833. On 17 June 1833, two weeks after this revelation was dictated, the land was deeded over to N. K. Whitney & Co. (Geauga Co., OH, Deed Records, 1795–1921, vol. 17, pp. 38–39, 359–360, 10 Apr. 1833; vol. 17, pp. 360–361, 17 June 1833, microfilm 20,237, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; Minutes, 23 Mar. 1833–A; Minutes, 23 Mar. 1833–B.)  


upon which I design to build mine holy house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1831, directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” In Dec. 1832, JS revelation directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS revelation, dated 1 June 1833, chastened...

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,3

The lot specified for the “holy house” was located on the southeastern corner of the French farm. (See Parkin, “Joseph Smith and the United Firm,” 20–21.)  


and again let it be divided into lots according to wisdom for the [p. 60]
Kirtland

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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June 4th 1833—
Behold I say unto you here is wisdom whereby ye may  know how to act concerning this matter. for it is expedient  in me that this stake

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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that I have set for the strength of  Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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should be made strong.1

See Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:9]; see also Isaiah 54:2.  


Therefore let my servant  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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take charge of the place which is named among you2

The Peter French farm had been purchased for the church by and in the name of land agent Joseph Coe on 10 April 1833. On 17 June 1833, two weeks after this revelation was dictated, the land was deeded over to N. K. Whitney & Co. (Geauga Co., OH, Deed Records, 1795–1921, vol. 17, pp. 38–39, 359–360, 10 Apr. 1833; vol. 17, pp. 360–361, 17 June 1833, microfilm 20,237, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; Minutes, 23 Mar. 1833–A; Minutes, 23 Mar. 1833–B.)  


 upon which I design to build mine holy house

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1831, directed Latter-day Saints to migrate to Ohio, where they would “be endowed with power from on high.” In Dec. 1832, JS revelation directed Saints to “establish . . . an house of God.” JS revelation, dated 1 June 1833, chastened...

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,3

The lot specified for the “holy house” was located on the southeastern corner of the French farm. (See Parkin, “Joseph Smith and the United Firm,” 20–21.)  


and again  let it be divided into lots according to wisdom for the [p. 60]
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Revelation, 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, 4 June 1833. Featured version copied [likely between 6 June and 30 July 1833] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 60–61;1

See Minutes, 6 June 1833; and Coltrin, Diary and Notebook, 30 July 1833.  


handwriting of 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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; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.

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