Instruction, 9 February 1843 [D&C 129], as Reported by William Clayton
JS, Instruction, [, Hancock Co., IL, 9 Feb. 1843]. Featured version copied [ca. 9 Feb. 1843] in William Clayton, Journal, 27 Nov. 1842–28 Apr. 1843 and  Sept. 1844–31 Mar. 1845, pp. 53–55; handwriting of ; William Clayton, Journals, 1842–1846, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Letter to “Hands in the Stone Shop,” 21 Dec. 1842.
but inherit the same glory. When a messenger comes saying he has a message from God offer him your hand and request him to shake hands with you. If he be an Angel he will do so and you will feel his hand. If he be the spirit of a just man made perfect he will come in his glory for that is the only way he can appear. Ask him to shake hands with you, but he will not move, because it is contrary to the order of Heaven for a just man to deceive but he will still deliver his message
If it be the devil as an angel of light when you ask him to shake hands he will offer you his hand and you will not feel any thing, you may there fore detect him. These are the three grand whereby you may know wether any administration is from God.” [p. 54]