Mormon History 1830-1844

Beliefs & Practices

Minutes of September 24, 1835
The Kirtland high council meets to plan the redemption of Zion. Revelation: petition governor to return exiles, go next season and fight to the death for it, David Whitmer to lead, with Frederick and Sidney as assistants. Joseph "to stand at the head," assisted by Hyrum and Oliver.
Date September 24, 1835    
Location Kirtland, Joseph's home    
    Joseph's account    
Description … the high Council met at my house to take into consideation the redeemtion of Zion …  
Joseph Smith diary &#40;Sept. 22, 1835&#45;Apr. 3, 1836&#41;. <i>Selected Collections</i>, 1:20 // <i>Personal Writings of Joseph Smith</i>, rev. ed., 221&#45;225. Original, Church Archives, MS 155.
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<i>Personal Writings of Joseph Smith</i>, rev. ed., compiled and edited by Dean C. Jessee &#40;Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002&#41;.
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Moderator [Joseph Smith]  
Clerk [Joseph's handwriting]  
Petition governor The voice of the Lord is to petition Missouri's governor to return the exiles next spring and  
Struggle to the death coming we go next season to live or dy [die] to this end so the dy is cast in Jackson County we truly had a good time and Covenated to strugle for this thing utill death shall desolve this union and if one falls the rest be not dis ha discouraged but pesue this object untill it is acomplished which may God grant unto us in the name of Christ our Lord  
Volunteers The council prepares an enrollment sheet for volunteers to go next spring.  
800–1,000 Joseph asks the Lord for 800 or 1,000 well armed men.  
John Whitmer's account    
Description … we met in course at the house of J. Smith Jr. the Seer …  
<i>From Historian to Dissident: The Book of John Whitmer</i>, edited by Bruce N. Westergren &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1995 &#41;.
')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">J. Whitmer, 173. David Captain "According to a previous commandment," David Whitmer is appointed "Capt of the Lords host" with Frederick and Sidney his assistants.   Assistant quorum W. W. Phelps, John Whitmer, and John Corrill form "an assistant quorum."   term: assistant quorum Joseph at head Joseph stands "at the head," assisted by Hyrum and Oliver.   War department as revealed This constitutes "the war department by revelation."  
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