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Revelation, 6 August 1836 [D&C 111]

A revelation
Salem

Port city located northeast of Boston. Population in 1830 about 14,000. Population in 1840 about 15,000. JS visited city as a young boy while recovering from leg surgery to remove diseased bone. JS, Hyrum Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and Sidney Rigdon visited city...

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(Mss.) Massachusetts August 6, 1836.
I the Lord your God am not displeased with your coming this Journey, notwithstanding your follies. I have much treasure in this city for you, for the benefit 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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; and many people in this city whom I will gather out in due time for the benefit of Zion, through your instrumentality: Therefore it is expedient that you should form acquaintance with men in this city, as you shall be lead, and as it shall be be given you. And it shall come to pass, in due time, that I will give this city into your hands, that you shall have power over it, insomuch that they shall not discover your secret [p. 35]
A revelation
Salem

Port city located northeast of Boston. Population in 1830 about 14,000. Population in 1840 about 15,000. JS visited city as a young boy while recovering from leg surgery to remove diseased bone. JS, Hyrum Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and Sidney Rigdon visited city...

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(Mss.) [Massachusetts] August 6, 1836.
I the Lord your God am not displeased  with your coming this Journey, notwithstandi[n]g  your follies. I have much treasure  in this city for you, for the benefit  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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; and many people in this  city whom I will gather out in due  time for the benefit of Zion, through  your instrumentality: Therefore it  is expedient that you should form  acquaintance with men in this  city, as you shall be lead, and as  it shall be be given you. And it  shall come to pass, in due time, that  I will give this city into your  hands, that you shall have power  over it, insomuch that they shall  not discover your secret [p. 35]
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Revelation, Salem

Port city located northeast of Boston. Population in 1830 about 14,000. Population in 1840 about 15,000. JS visited city as a young boy while recovering from leg surgery to remove diseased bone. JS, Hyrum Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and Sidney Rigdon visited city...

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, MA, 6 Aug. 1836; in William W. Phelps, Journal, pp. 35–37; handwriting of William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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