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Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

and inasmuch as you keep my sayings you shall not be confounded in this world nor in the world to come
and verely I say unto you that it is my will that ye should hasten to translate

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

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my Scriptures47

It would be another two months before JS’s revision of the Bible was completed. In a 2 July 1833 letter to Missouri, JS and Sidney Rigdon informed the recipients, “We this day finished the translating of the Scriptures for which we returned gratitude to our heavenly father.” (Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson Co., MO, 2 July 1833.)  


and to obtain a knowledg of history and of Countries and of Kingdoms and of laws, of God & man and all these for the salvation of Zion48

An earlier revelation instructed the men to “teach ye diligently” so that they could then be instructed in, among other things, “a knowledge also, of Countries, and of kingdoms.” (Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:78–79]; see also Revelation, 8 Mar. 1833 [D&C 90:15].)  


Amen [p. [6]]
and inasmuch as you keep my sayings you  shall not be confounded in this world nor  in the world to come Am 
and verely I say unto you that it is my  will that ye should hasten to translate

To produce a text from one written in another language; in JS’s usage, most often through divine means. JS considered the ability to translate to be a gift of the spirit, like the gift of interpreting tongues. He recounted that he translated “reformed Egyptian...

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 my Scriptures47

It would be another two months before JS’s revision of the Bible was completed. In a 2 July 1833 letter to Missouri, JS and Sidney Rigdon informed the recipients, “We this day finished the translating of the Scriptures for which we returned gratitude to our heavenly father.” (Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson Co., MO, 2 July 1833.)  


and to obtain a knowledg  of history and of Countries and of Kingdoms  and of laws, of man & of God <God & man> and all these  for the salvation of Zion48

An earlier revelation instructed the men to “teach ye diligently” so that they could then be instructed in, among other things, “a knowledge also, of Countries, and of kingdoms.” (Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:78–79]; see also Revelation, 8 Mar. 1833 [D&C 90:15].)  


Amen [p. [6]]
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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, 6 May 1833; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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; four pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes docket and archival marking.
This revelation is inscribed on one bifolium and two leaves that constituted a bifolium before they were detached along the center fold. Each of the four leaves measures 12¾ × 8 inches (32 × 20 cm). Stacked on top of each other, the two bifolia were 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 Joseph, 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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| Frederick

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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& Newell

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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by | chastisement & also relative | to the Father & Son | 6 May 1833”.
This and several other revelations, along with many other 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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