Revelation, , Seneca Co., NY, to , [Sept.] 1830. Featured version, titled “32nd Commandment AD 1830,” copied [ca. Mar. 1831] in Revelation Book 1, p. 42; handwriting of ; CHL. Includes redactions. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.
In June 1829, was and told in a revelation that “the thing which will be of the most worth unto you, will be to declare repentance unto this people.” Just weeks later, Whitmer became one of the formal witnesses of the Book of Mormon when he saw and handled the , and by June 1830 he became one of the first elders of the church. The revelation featured here (like those that precede and follow it) originated at the second of the church, which was held in , New York, in late September 1830. It commanded Whitmer to accompany and support , who had been called “to build my Church among thy Brethren the Lamanites.” According to the conference minutes, those present sang and prayed “in behalf of Br. Oliver Cowdery & Peter Whitmer jr.”
A Revelation to his calling to the &c given at Seneca County state of New York
Behold I say unto you that thou shalt take thy Journey with thy Brother for the time has come that it is expedient in me that thou shalt open thy mouth to declare my Gospel Therefore fear not but give heed unto the words & advice of thy Brother which he shall give thee & be thou afflicted in all his afflictions ever lifting thy heart up unto me in prayer & faith for thine & his deliverance for I have given unto him to build my among thy Brethren the Lamanites & none have I appointed to be over him in the Church except it is his Brother Joseph wherefore give heed unto those <these> things & be dilligent in keeping my commandments & thou shalt be blessed unto eternal life & thus it is amen— [p. 42]