Revelation, 17 April 1838

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  • Historical Introduction

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Revelation given to at April 17th 1838. Verrily thus Saith the Lord, Let my Servant go unto the place which he has baught on and there provide for his family until an effectual door is op[e]ned for the suport of his family untill I shall command [him] to go hence, and not to leave his family untill they are amply provided for Amen.—— [p. 32]


  1. 1

    See 1 Corinthians 16:9; Revelation, 12 Oct. 1833 [D&C 100:3]; and Revelation, 23 July 1837 [D&C 112:19].  

  2. 2

    Young and his fellow apostles had expected to travel abroad since the time their quorum was organized in 1835 with a commission to preach to all nations. In summer 1837, JS dictated a revelation to Thomas B. Marsh, the president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, directing him to settle his business affairs and prepare for a mission. Apostles Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde were already proselytizing in England. On 11 April 1838, JS dictated a revelation directing apostle David W. Patten to prepare for a mission the following spring, apparently with his fellow apostles. (Instruction on Priesthood, between ca. 1 Mar. and ca. 4 May 1835 [D&C 107:33–35]; Revelation, 23 July 1837 [D&C 112]; Historical Introduction to Letter from Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde, between 22 and 28 May 1838; Revelation, 11 Apr. 1838 [D&C 114].)