Revelation, 16 November 1835

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The same night that I received the word of the Lord on case, he had, desired that I would inquire at the hand of the Lord whether it was [p. 44] his duty to be here, or wait until he returned home;— The word of the Lord came to unto me saying, that had better not be baptised here, and that he had better not return by water, also that there were three men that were seeking his destruction, to be ware of his eneys [enemies] [p. 45]


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    Because Holmes lived in Miami Township, he may have traveled home by land or via the Ohio and Erie Canal (from Cleveland to Portsmouth) and the Ohio River. The admonition not to return by water may be related to an August 1831 revelation in which the Saints were warned of the “many dangers upon the waters”; the revelation also prophesied that “the days will come that no flesh shall be safe upon the waters.” (Revelation, 12 Aug. 1831 [D&C 61].)