History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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who was accused of unchristian conduct  with the women, while on a mission to the east:  on investigation it was decided that his commission  be taken from him, and that he be no longer  a member of the .
The next case before the was  to ascertain what should be the dimension or size  of the , that is to be built for a house of wor ship and the , and received  a revelation on the size of the house. The word of the  Lord was, that it shall be fifty five feet wide, and  sixty five feet long, in the inner court; and the  conference appointed Joseph Smith Jr.  and to obtain a draft or con struction of the inner court of the house.
4 June 1833 • Tuesday
On the 4th a similar conference assembled  at the same place, and took into consideration how  the should be disposed of. The con ference could not agree who should take charge of  it, but all agreed to inquire of the Lord; accordingly  we received the following:
Revelation to Enoch [JS], shewing the order of the city  or , in given for a sample to the Saints  in , June, 1833.
1. Behold I say unto you, here is wisdom whereby  ye may know how to act concerning this matter: for it  is expedient in me that this stake that I have set for  the strength of Zion, should be made strong: therefore,  let my servant take charge of the place  which is named among you, upon which I design  to build mine holy ; and again let it be divided  into lots according to wisdom, for the benefit of those  who seek , as it shall be determined in  council among you. Therefore, take heed that ye  see to this matter, and that portion that is necessary  to benefit mine order, for the purpose of bringing  forth my word to the children of men, for behold  verily I say unto you, this is the most expedient  in me, that my word should go forth unto the [p. 301]
who was accused of unchristian conduct with the women, while on a mission to the east: on investigation it was decided that his commission be taken from him, and that he be no longer a member of the .
The next case before the was to ascertain what should be the dimension or size of the , that is to be built for a house of worship and the , and received a revelation on the size of the house. The word of the Lord was, that it shall be fifty five feet wide, and sixty five feet long, in the inner court; and the conference appointed Joseph Smith Jr. and to obtain a draft or construction of the inner court of the house.
4 June 1833 • Tuesday
On the 4th a similar conference assembled at the same place, and took into consideration how the should be disposed of. The conference could not agree who should take charge of it, but all agreed to inquire of the Lord; accordingly we received the following:
Revelation to Enoch [JS], shewing the order of the city or , in given for a sample to the Saints in , June, 1833.
1. Behold I say unto you, here is wisdom whereby ye may know how to act concerning this matter: for it is expedient in me that this stake that I have set for the strength of Zion, should be made strong: therefore, let my servant take charge of the place which is named among you, upon which I design to build mine holy ; and again let it be divided into lots according to wisdom, for the benefit of those who seek , as it shall be determined in council among you. Therefore, take heed that ye see to this matter, and that portion that is necessary to benefit mine order, for the purpose of bringing forth my word to the children of men, for behold verily I say unto you, this is the most expedient in me, that my word should go forth unto the [p. 301]
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