LDS History, Sept. 1830

-- Sept. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph and Emma move from Harmony to the Whitmer home at Fayette with Newel Knight's help. (1)

-- 1 Sept. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] Oliver Cowdery baptizes Parley P. Pratt. (1)

-- September 4, 1830
[Revelations] and 1833-1835, Harmony, Pennsylvania. Doctrine and Covenants 27. Use whatever you want for the sacrament. What matters is that you remember my sacrifice for your sins. Do not purchase alcohol from enemies -drink only what you produce yourselves. Soon I will drink with you and Moroni , other prophets and patriarchs who hold keys of restoration, turning hearts of fathers to children and vice versa, and others. John the Baptist, in the spirit of Elias, ordained Joseph and Oliver to the first priesthood ; Elijah committed the keys of the turning of hearts. Promises remain by virtue of the patriarchs. Peter, James, and John ordained you apostles. I have given you keys of the last dispensation. Put on the armor of God.
When Newel and Sally Knight visit Joseph and Emma Smith and John Whitmer in Harmony, Joseph goes out to buy wine for the sacrament and receives this revelation not to purchase it from enemies.
D&C 27 is a combination of two revelations. The first (vss. 1-5, 14-15 of the current version) discusses the elements to be used in the sacrament. It was first published after the Articles and Covenants in "Mormon Creed," PT, April 19, 1831. No date is provided for the revelation.
The second and third published versions of the first revelation ("Revelations. / A Commandment Given, September 4, 1830," EMS 1, no. 10 (Mar. 1833): {6}; and BC 28-date the revelation September 4, 1830. The date given in the 1834-1836 History, 51, is August 1830.
The second revelation (date unknown), dealing with the keys of the priesthood, was not published until the 1851 Pearl of Great Price (Robert J. Woodford, "Historical Development of the Doctrine and Covenants," Dissertation. BYU, 1974, 398). Later it was combined with the first revelation.
Book of Commandments 28 heading: A Commandment to the church of Christ, given in Harmony, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1830,
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 50, which combines the two revelations for the first time, gives a date of September 1830. (2)

-- 19 Sept. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] Parley P. Pratt baptizes his brother Orson at Canaan, New York; it is Orson's nineteenth birthday. (1)

-- about September 20, 1830
[Joseph Smith] Fayette, New York. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 28, a revelation to Oliver Cowdery, in response to Hiram Pages professed revelations, that no one was to receive revelation for the Church save the Prophet. (3)

-- September 20-26, 1830
[Revelations] Fayette, New York. Doctrine and Covenants 28. Oliver to preach to the church, but only Joseph Smith shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations. Joseph as Moses, Oliver as Aaron. Oliver may speak, but not write, commandments. Joseph has the keys of the mysteries and sealed revelations until the Lord appoints another in his stead. Oliver to preach to the Lamanites. A city to be built, location not revealed. Oliver to privately tell Hiram Page that he has been deceived by Satan in the revelations he has written. All things to be done by common consent.
Ezra Booth's Letters (8), Ohio Star, December 8, 1831 heading: A Revelation Unto Oliver Given September, 1830.
Book of Commandments 30 heading: A Revelation to Oliver, given in Fayette, New-York, September, 1830.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 51 heading: Revelation given to Oliver Cowdery, September, 1830. (2)

[Revelations] Fayette, New York. Doctrine and Covenants 29. Sins are forgiven, sin no more. Gather in one place. Wicked to burn. Twelve Apostles to judge Israel , then resurrection. But first, signs in heaven , then all kinds of destruction, plagues. Great and abominable church to be cast down by fire. Men deny God after millennium, final destruction. New heaven and earth. Michael to blow trump starting resurrection. Wicked are cast into everlasting fire. Spiritual creation preceded temporal creation. All spiritual to the Lord. Adam created to be an agent unto himself, succumbed to temptation, cast out of the garden. Angels sent with gospel to give Adam opportunity to repent and be saved. Until accountability, children cannot sin and are saved through the Only Begotten.
Book of Commandments 29 heading: A Revelation to the church of Christ, given in the presence of six elders, in Fayette, New-York, September 1830.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 10 heading: Revelation given in the presence of six elders, in Fayette, New-York, September, 1830. (2)

-- about September 21, 1830
[Joseph Smith] Fayette, New York. In the presence of six elders, Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 29, a revelation concerning the Millennium. (3)

-- about September 24, 1830
[Joseph Smith] Fayette, New York. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 30, a revelation for David Whitmer, Peter Whitmer Jr., and John Whitmer concerning their callings and duties in the Church. (3)

-- 1830 September 26
A church conference is held.^[2] Notable events include:+ The discussion of the Hiram Page seerstone and its refutation by unanimous vote.+ 35 new members are added, bringing the total number to 62.+ Peter Whitmer, Jr. is called to preach with Oliver Cowdery to the Native Americans. John Whitmer is also called to preach (D&C 30). (4)

-- September 26, 1830
[Joseph Smith] Fayette, New York. Joseph Smith conducted the second conference of the Church at the Peter Whitmer Sr. home. (3)

-- 26-28 Sept. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] The second conference meets at Fayette with sixty-two members. After much disagreement about Hiram Page's revelations received through a seer stone, Joseph Jr. receives D&C 28 designating him as the only person to receive revelation for the church. (1)

-- September 26-28, 1830
[Revelations] Fayette, New York. Doctrine and Covenants 30. Revelations for three Whitmer brothers, David, Peter Jr. , and John. David has been influenced by others, should have relied on the Lord. Peter to go with Oliver on mission to the Lamanites. John to be fully engaged in the ministry.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 52 heading: Revelation to David Whitmer, Peter Whitmer, jr. and John Whitmer, given September, 1830. (2)

[Revelations] Fayette, New York. Doctrine and Covenants 31. Thomas B. Marsh (h) is called on a mission, will establish a church. His family is unbelieving but will accept the church and live. Prepare the people to gather. To be church physician.
Book of Commandments 34 heading: A Revelation to Thomas, given in Fayette, New-York, September, 1830.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 53 heading: Revelation to Thomas B. Marsh, given September, 1830. (2)

-- about September 27, 1830
[Joseph Smith] Fayette, New York. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 31, a revelation calling Thomas B. Marsh to declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation. (3)

-- 28 Sept. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] Levi Daggett swears out a warrant for Hyrum's arrest for a debt of $21.07; it is returned on 26 October stating that neither Hyrum nor any of his property can be found. This may be the nighttime invasion that Lucy describes in which William routs the intruders. (1)

-- 1830 September-October
Missionaries called to Lamanite mission. (5)

-- 1830, September-October
First missionaries called to preach to the Lamanites (Native Americans) (see D&C 28, 30, 32). (6)

-- late Sept. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. and Emma visit Joseph Sr. and Lucy at Manchester; Joseph receives a revelation for Hyrum to move his family to Colesville and for Joseph Sr. to prepare a place at Waterloo for his own family. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Sr. and Don Carlos return from their visit to Asael Smith and other relatives. (1)

-- 1830, October-November
"Lamanite missionaries" converted some 130 non-Indians in Kirtland, OH, area en route to western border of Missouri. (7)

1 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
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3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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7 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History

Clair Barrus