Revelation, 10 March 1831 [D&C 48]

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49 March 10th. 1831
A Revelation Received at Geauga County Ohio concerning the Bretheren in how to Manage with their property &c
It is nessessary that ye should remain for the present time in your places of abode as it shall be suitable to your circumstances & inasmuch as ye [have] lands ye shall impart to the Eastern Brethren & in as much as ye have not lands let them buy for the present time in those regions round about as seemeth them good for it must needs be nessessary that they have places to live for the present time it must needs be nessessary that ye save all the money that ye can (& that ye obtain all that ye can) that in time ye may be enabled to purchase lands for an inheritance (even the City) the place is not yet to be revealed but after your Brethren come from the East there are to be certain men to be appointed & to them it shall be given to know the place as to them it shall be revealed & they shall be appointed to purchase the lands & to lay the foundation make a commencement to lay the foundation of the & then ye shall begin to be with your families evry man according to his family according to his circumstances & as is appointed to them by the & of the according to the which ye have received & which ye shall hereafter receive [p. 79]


  1. 1

    John Whitmer likely created this heading when he copied the text into Revelation Book 1.  

  2. 2

    In June 1831, a revelation directed more than two dozen elders to accompany JS to Missouri, where, they were told, the precise location for “the City” (Zion) would be revealed. From fall 1830, it was known that Zion was to be built somewhere near Missouri’s western border. (Revelation, 6 June 1831 [D&C 52:5, 43]; Revelation, Sept. 1830–B [D&C 28:9].)  

  3. 3

    See Revelation, 20 July 1831 [D&C 57:1–5]; and Revelation, 1 Aug. 1831 [D&C 58:49–57].  

  4. 4

    Subsequent revelations addressing the gathering of church families to Zion include Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63:24–41]; Revelation, 11 Sept. 1831 [D&C 64:21–22, 26, 41–42]; and Revelation, 4 Dec. 1831–B [D&C 72:15–18].