D&C 118 (Far West): John Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards to replace apostles John F. Boynton , Luke and Lyman Johnson, and William E. McLellin, who had been excommunicated in 1837. The Twelve are to depart for England on April 26, 1839 from the temple site. Revelation: Frederick G. Williams and W. W. Phelps have lost their standing, but may be ordained elders and serve missions abroad.
Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith received four revelations: Doctrine & Covenants 119 and 120 on tithing; Doctrine & Covenants 117 concerning the duties of William Marks, Newel K. Whitney, and Oliver Granger; and Doctrine & Covenants 118 on the will of the Lord concerning the Twelve Apostles. (2)
[Joseph Smith] John Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford Woodruff, and Willard Richards are called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to fill vacancies caused by the excommunications of John F. Boynton, Luke S. Johnson, and Lyman E. Johnson, and William E. McLellin (see D&C 118). The twelve are also called to missionary work in England and were to leave on April 26, 1839. (3)
[Joseph Smith] Revelations on tithing and other subjects, Far West. (4)
[Joseph Smith] Joseph receives a revelation concerning tithing and institutes it as a part of the Church. (5)
[Joseph Smith Prophecy] Oliver Granger - "And again, I say unto you, I remember my servant Oliver Granger; behold, verily I say unto him that his name shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever, saith the Lord." D&C 117:12-15 -- Oliver Granger is mentioned in some documents, but is not a widely known member of the LDS church. (6)
Marks, William: Appointed by revelation to be president of stake at Far West, Missouri, 8 July 1838. Did not assume position because of Mormon expulsion from Missouri. (7)
[Revelations] . Doctrine and Covenants 117. Far West, Missouri.
N. K. Whitney and William Marks to Kirtland, sell property, pay debts. William is to preside over Far West. Newel's secret abominations, littleness of soul. Oliver Granger to be a merchant in Zion.
Scriptory Book heading, "Revelation Given to Wm. Marks, N. K. Whitney Oliver Granger & others. Given in Zion. July 8th 1838". (8)
[Revelations] . Doctrine and Covenants 119. Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri.
Tithing: All surplus to bishop, then 10% of annual interest.
Scriptory Book. (8)
[Revelations] Far West, Missouri. Doctrine and Covenants 118. John Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards are called to fill vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve. The Twelve are to leave Far West on April 26, 1839 to preach the gospel "over the great waters. ". (8)
[Revelations] Far West, Missouri. Revelation of July 8, 1838. Frederick G. Williams and William W. Phelps have lost their standing (priesthood and offices as counselor in the First Presidency and assistant president of the high council of Zion respectively). To be saved, they may be ordained Elders and serve missions abroad.
Also on this date, D&C 106, 117, 118, 120. These appear to be the last recorded revelations before Joseph and other leaders are taken prisoner and imprisoned in Liberty Jail.
Revelation Given July 8, 1838 in Far West, Mo. /.
Verily thus saith the Lord in Consequence of their transgressions their former Standing has been taken away from them,/.
and now. if they will be saved. let them be ordained as Elders in my Church to Preach my gospel, and travel abroad from land to land & from place to place to gather mine Elect unto me Saith the Lord. and let this be their labors from hence forth Amen/. (8)
[Revelations] Far West. Doctrine and Covenants Section 120. Time for a council of the First Presidency, bishop's council, high council. (8)
Taylor, John: Appointed by revelation 8 July 1838 to be ordained apostle. (7)
1 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Wikipedia, Joseph Smith Chronology, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_Joseph_Smith,_Jr.
4 - Jessee, Dean, Esplin, Ronald and Bushman, Richard Lyman (editors), The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Vol. 1: 1832-1839, Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
5 - More Good Foundation, Timeline, http://www.prophetjosephsmith.org/joseph_smith_timeline
6 - Wikipedia, Prophesies of Joseph Smith, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecies_of_Joseph_Smith,_Jr.
7 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
8 - Kenny, Scott, "Doctrine and Covenants," http://saintswithouthalos.com/s/_dc.phtml
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