-- May 1831
John Wakefield and Parley P. Pratt instructed to go forth among the churches and strengthen them with exhortation. (1)
[Knight, Newel] Located in Thompson, Ohio, May 1831. (2)
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Revelation of May 1831. 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. (3)
[Thayer, Ezra] In (unpublished) revelation, given May 1831 in Kirtland, Ohio, instructed to board with Joseph Smith, Sr. Revelation continued, Let my servant Ezra humble himself and at the [June 1831] 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 of the Lamanites. (2)
-- After May 1831
Edward Partridge instructed to repent and he shall be forgiven. (1)
-- about May 1, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Thompson, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 51, a revelation concerning the responsibilities of Bishop Edward Partridge. (4)
-- ca. May 1, 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy leaves Waterloo with a group of about eighty Saints, bound for Kirtland. Icebound at Buffalo, they see the passage miraculously open before them. They arrive at Fairport/Kirtland about 14 May. (5)
-- May 3, 1831
or 4 Lucy Mack Smith leads a group of about fifty persons, with another group of about thirty headed by Thomas B. Marsh , from Fayette through the Cayuga, Seneca, and Erie Canals to Buffalo, then to Fairport, Ohio (arriving on May 11-12), and finally on to Kirtland. (6)
-- May 9, 1831
D&C 50 (Kirtland): Satan uses false spirits to deceive; abominations in the church; cut off hypocrites; preach by spirit of truth; ask God to discern spirits; Edward Partridge not to put obstacles in the way of missionaries; grow in grace. (6)
Joseph and Emma adopt the Murdock twins, Joseph and Julia. (6)
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph and Emma adopt Murdock twins (Joseph Murdock and Julia) (7)
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 50 Sources. False spirits deceive the world. Hypocrites in the church will be detected and cut off. Received spirits they did not understand. Receive the Spirit, which is light and truth. You were ordained to go forth and preach the gospel. Joseph Wakefield and Parley P. Pratt to strengthen the churches. Edward Partridge has interfered and needs to repent. Fear not, the Lord is with you. (3)
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 50. False spirits deceive the world. Hypocrites in the church will be detected and cut off. Received spirits they did not understand. Receive the Spirit, which is light and truth. You were ordained to go forth and preach the gospel. Joseph Wakefield and Parley P. Pratt to strengthen the churches. Edward Partridge has interfered and needs to repent. Fear not, the Lord is with you.
Evening and Morning Star 1, no. 3 (August 1832) heading: Commandment, Given May 9, 1831.
Book of Commandments 53 heading: A Revelation to the elders of the church assembled at Kirtland, Ohio, given May, 1831.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 17 heading: A Revelation given May, 1831.
For a comparison of the Book B manuscript, Book of Commandments, and 1835 D&C, see D&C 50 Sources. (3)
1 - http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgv482t8_0d5hdn5cv
2 - Lyndon W. Cook, The Revelation of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
3 - http://saintswithouthalos.com/s/_dc.phtml
4 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
5 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
6 - http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
7 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
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