Revelation, September 1830–E [D&C 30:9–11]
- Source Note
This revelation for originated, like the two that precede it, at the second of the , which was held in , New York, in late September 1830. It commanded John Whitmer, who was one of the six founding of the church and who had received a as an elder and an , to preach the gospel. After the church’s first conference in June, Whitmer traveled with JS, , and to , Pennsylvania, and they later traveled to , New York, to believers. In July, after they returned to Harmony, JS dictated a revelation that instructed Whitmer, along with JS himself and Cowdery, to study the , preach, confirm the Colesville believers, and help on JS’s farm. The revelation featured here called Whitmer to “proclaim my Gospel as with the voice of a Trump” in Seneca Falls, New York, near his boyhood home., who was and an elder on 1 September 1830, had preached successfully in Seneca Falls shortly after his conversion; he gave a sermon at ’s home, a few miles northeast of the Whitmer farm, where he “spoke the word of God with power, reasoning out of the Scriptures and the Book of Mormon. The people were convinced, overwhelmed in tears, and four heads of families came forward, expressing their faith, and were baptized.” This revelation informed , “Thy Labour shall be at thy Brother Philips. [Philip Burroughs’s]” and in the surrounding area.
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