Revelation, 12 March 1832 [D&C 79]
Revelation, , OH, 12 Mar. 1832. Featured version, titled “A Revelation given to March 12th 1832 in Hiram Pordage County Ohio,” copied [between 12 Mar. and ca. 1 Apr. 1832] in Revelation Book 2, p. 12; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.
spent much of late 1831 and early 1832 proselytizing in , , , and . A few weeks after returning to his home in , Ohio, he traveled to , Ohio, where JS was living in the home of and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs Johnson. Carter recorded in his journal that the purpose of his trip was to visit “the Seaer to enquier the will of the Lord concerning my minestry the ensuin[g] season.” On 12 March 1832, JS dictated a revelation directing Carter to preach the gospel again in the eastern . When Carter departed for his new mission on 15 April 1832, he likely had the original manuscript of the revelation or a copy of it in his possession. The revelation was probably originally inscribed by , , or , who served as scribes for JS in 1832. Williams copied the revelation into Revelation Book 2, probably sometime before JS left for on 1 April 1832.
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