Revelation, 11 November 1831–A [D&C 69]

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<​74​> Received on the. 11 of Oct 1831
Hearken unto me saith the Lord for verily I say unto you for my Servent sake it is not wisdom in me that he should be intrusted with the & moneys which he shall carry unto the Land of except one go with him who will be true & faithfull wherefore I the Lord willeth that my Servent shall go with my servent & also that he observe to continue in writing & makeing a history of all the important things which he shall observe & know concerning my & also that he receive council & assistance from my Servent & others & also that my Saints which are abroad in the Earth should send forth their accounts to the Land of for the Land of shall be a seat & a place to receive & do all these things nevertheless let my Servnt travel many times from place to place & from Church to Church that he may the more easily obtain knowledge Preaching & expounding writing cop[y]ing & selecting & obtain[in]g all things which shall be for the good of the Church & for the rising generations which shall grow up on the Land of to possess it from generations to generations forever & ever Amen [p. 122]


  1. 1

    John Whitmer assigned this number to the revelation when recording it in Revelation Book 1.  

  2. 2

    This heading likely did not appear in the original manuscript; John Whitmer likely added it when he copied the revelation into Revelation Book 1.  

  3. 3

    Cowdery apparently kept the church record before Whitmer’s appointment. Cowdery was also the second elder in the church. (Revelation, ca. 8 Mar. 1831–B [D&C 47:3]; Whitmer, History, 1, 24–25; Revelation, 6 Apr. 1830 [D&C 21:10–11].)  

  4. 4

    When William W. Phelps quoted from this revelation in the August 1832 issue of The Evening and the Morning Star, he included the phrase “of their stewardships” here and asked “the elders at a distance” to send him their accounts of their missions so he could publish them. (Notice, The Evening and the Morning Star, Aug. 1832, [7].)  

    The Evening and the Morning Star. Independence, MO, June 1832–July 1833; Kirtland, OH, Dec. 1833–Sept. 1834.

  5. 5

    See Revelation, 15 June 1831 [D&C 56:20].