Revelation, 1 August 1831, as Published in Howe, Mormonism Unvailed [D&C 58]
Revelation, “Zion” [, MO], 1 Aug. 1831. Version published in Eber D. Howe, Mormonism Unvailed: Or, A Faithful Account of That Singular Imposition and Delusion, from Its Rise to the Present Time, Painesville, OH: By the author, 1834, 221–226. The copy used for transcription is held at CHL.
the earth will repent; and let there be an appointed, by the voice of the church. And I give unto my servant , a , that he shall write a description of , and a statement of the will of God, as it shall be made known by the spirit unto him; and an epistle and a subscription unto all the churches, to obtain moneys to be put into the hands of the , to purchase lands for an for the children of God, of himself or of the agent as seemeth him good, or as he shall direct, for behold the Lord willeth that the and the children of men should open their hearts, even to purchase this whole region of country, as soon as time will permit; behold here is wisdom, lest they receive none inheritance, save by the shedding of blood; and again, inasmuch as there is lands obthained, let there be workmen sent forth, of all kinds, unto this land, to labor for the of God: let all these things be done in order, and let the privilege of the land be made known from time to time by the Bishop or the agent of the ; and let the work of the be not by haste nor by flight, but let it be done as it shall be counselled by the of the church at the — according to the knowledge which they shall receive from time to time; and let my servant and dedicate this land, and the , unto the Lord; and let a conference meeting be called. And after that, let my servant and Joseph return, and also my servant with them, to accomplish the residue of the work which I have appointed unto them in their own land; and the residue as shall be ruled by the conference. And let no man return from this land, except he bear record by the way of that which he knows and most assuredly believes; let that which has been given to be taken from him, and let him stand as a member in the church, and labor with his hands with the brethren, until he is sufficiently chastened for all his [p. 225]