Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, as Recorded in Gilbert, Notebook [D&C 20]
“Articles and Covenants,” [, Seneca Co., NY, ca. Apr. 1830, though parts may have been received as early as ca. summer 1829]. Version copied [ca. June 1831] in Gilbert, Notebook, –; handwriting of ; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation, 27 Feb. 1833 [D&C 89].
The rise of the Church of Christ in these last days being One thousand eight hundred & thirty years Since the Coming of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ in the flesh; it being regularly organized & established agreeable to the laws of our by the will & commandments of God in the fourth month & sixth day of the month which is called April which commandments were given to Joseph Smith who was called of God and an of Jesus Christ an of the Church and also to who was called of God an Apostle of Jesus Christ and Elder of the Church and ordained under his hand & this according to the great grace of God the Father & our Lord Jesus Christ [p. ]