Revelation, , Geauga Co., OH, 4 June 1833. Featured version copied [likely between 6 June and 30 July 1833] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 60–61; handwriting of ; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.
Coltrin, Zebedee. Diary and Notebook, 1832–1833. Zebedee Coltrin, Diaries, 1832–1834. CHL. MS 1443, fd. 2.
On 4 June 1833, a meeting of assembled in the translating room at ’s in , Ohio, to discuss the use and management of the recently acquired . Unable to arrive at a consensus as to who should manage the French property, the high priests agreed to “enquire of the lord” about the issue. JS subsequently dictated the following revelation during the meeting. The minutes of the 4 June indicate that church leaders took immediate action on the instructions given in the revelation; that same day they formally assigned Newel K. Whitney to manage the French farm and admitted to the .
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 that I have set for the strength of 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 , and again let it be divided into lots according to wisdom for the [p. 60]
The Peter Frenchfarm had been purchased for the church by and in the name of land agent Joseph Coe on 10 April 1833. On 17 June 1833, two weeks after this revelation was dictated, the land was deeded over to N. K. Whitney & Co. (Geauga Co., OH, Deed Records, 1795–1921, vol. 17, pp. 38–39, 359–360, 10 Apr. 1833; vol. 17, pp. 360–361, 17 June 1833, microfilm 20,237, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; Minutes, 23 Mar. 1833–A; Minutes, 23 Mar. 1833–B.)