Mormon History 1830-1844

Beliefs & Practices

Revelation of May 1831
May 1831, Kirtland, Ohio.
Joseph Smith Sr. and his family to move into "the house" when it is vacated, and Ezra Thayer will board with them until a house is built for him. Frederick G. Williams' family remain until he returns from mission. Ezra to be ordained, serve mission with others in the West. Save money to buy more land in the West.
Kirtland Revelations Book, 91–92.
  Kirtland Revelations Book  
Frederick's farm, and Joseph Sr and Ezra Thayer Revelation given May 1831 in Kirtland concerning the farm owned by Frederick and also concerning Joseph & Ezra— Joseph: Joseph Smith Sr.
Ezra: Ezra Thayer
Listen up Hearken unto my words and behold I will make known unto you what ye shall do as it shall be pleasing unto me  
Keep the agreements about the farms for verily I say unto you it must needs be that ye let the bargain stand that ye have made concerning those farms until it be so fulfilled  
Obligated for both behold ye are holden for the one even so likewise  
Enemy is obligated

Don't pay more on it now
thine advisary is holden for the other wherefore it must needs be that ye pay no more money for the present time until the contract be fulfilled  
Smiths to move in when enemy leaves and let mine aged servant Joseph and his family go into the house after thine advisary is gone  
Build house for Ezra and let my servant Ezra [92] board with him and let all the brethren immediately assemble together to put <up> an house for my servant Ezra
Frederick's family remain, provide for them and let my servant Fredericks family remain and let the house be prepared and their want[s] be supplied
When Frederick returns, give him a deed and when my Servant Frederick returns from the west behold and lo he desirth to take his family in mine own due time unto the west let that which belongeth unto my servant Frederick be secured unto him by deed or bond and thus he willeth that the brethren reap the good thereof
Joseph Smith Sr. manage the farm, with help let mine aged servant Joseph govern the things of the farm and provide for the families and let him have healp in asmuch as he standest in need  
Ezra repent publicly and be ordained

Go on mission with others to border lands

Great work to do
let my servant Ezra humble himself and at the conference meeting he shall be ordained unto power from on high and he shall go from thence if he be obedient unto my commandments and proclaim my gospel unto the western regions with my servants that must go forth even unto the borders by <the> Lamanites for behold I have a great work for them to do and it shall be given unto you to know what ye shall do at the conference meeting even so amen—  
About the money What shall the brethren do with the monies  
Get land, save money to buy land in the West

ye shall go forth and seek dilligently among the brethren and obtain lands and save the money that it may be consecrated to purchase lands in the west for an everlasting inheritance even so Amen

Minutes of October 10, 1831
D&C 50
D&C 51
Ohio Revelations
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