History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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, and , Given at , New York, April 1830.
1 Behold I speak unto you, , a few words. Behold thou art blessed,  and art under no condemnation. But beware of pride, lest thou shouldst enter  into temptation. Make known thy calling unto the , and also before the  world; and thy heart shall be opened to preach the truth from henceforth and  for ever. Amen.
2 Behold I speak unto you a few words: for thou also art under no  condemnation, and thy heart is opened, and thy tongue loosed; and thy calling  is to exhortation, and to strengthen the church continually. Wherefore thy  duty is unto the church forever; and this because of thy family. Amen.
3 Behold I speak a few words unto you : for thou also art under  no condemnation, and thy calling is to exhortation, and to strengthen the  church. And thou art not as yet called to preach before the world. Amen.
4 Behold I speak a few words unto you, : for thou also art under  no condemnation, and thy calling also is to exhortation, and to strengthen the  Church. And this is thy duty from henceforth and forever. Amen.
5 Behold I manifest unto you , by these words, that you  must take up your cross, in the which you must pray vocally before the world  as well as in secret, and in your family, and among your friends, and in all  places.— And behold it is your duty to unite with the true church, and give  your language to exhortation continually, that you may receive the reward  of the Laborer. Amen.
On Sunday April 11th 1830,  preached the first public discourse, that was delivered by any <of> our number. Our  meeting was held by previous appointment at the house of , ,  large numbers of people attended, and the same day the following were ; Viz: , Kathrine [Catherine Whitmer] Page, , Anne Whitmer  , Elizabeth [Schott] Whitmer, and on the 18th D[itt]o , , , , Richard B. Peterson  and Elizabeth anne Whitmer, all by in Seneca Lake.
During this month of april I went on a visit to the residence of Mr , of , Broom Co N.Y. with whom and his family I had been  previously acquainted, and of whose name I have above mentioned, as having been  so kind and thoughtful towards us, while the book of Mormon.   and his family were Universalists, but were willing to reason  with me upon <my> religious views, and were as usual friendly and hospitable.  We held several meetings in the neighbourhood, we had many friends, and some  enemies. Our meetings were well attended, and many began to pray fervently [p. 39]
, and , Given at , New York, April 1830.
1 Behold I speak unto you, , a few words. Behold thou art blessed, and art under no condemnation. But beware of pride, lest thou shouldst enter into temptation. Make known thy calling unto the , and also before the world; and thy heart shall be opened to preach the truth from henceforth and for ever. Amen.
2 Behold I speak unto you a few words: for thou also art under no condemnation, and thy heart is opened, and thy tongue loosed; and thy calling is to exhortation, and to strengthen the church continually. Wherefore thy duty is unto the church forever; and this because of thy family. Amen.
3 Behold I speak a few words unto you : for thou also art under no condemnation, and thy calling is to exhortation, and to strengthen the church. And thou art not as yet called to preach before the world. Amen.
4 Behold I speak a few words unto you, : for thou also art under no condemnation, and thy calling also is to exhortation, and to strengthen the Church. And this is thy duty from henceforth and forever. Amen.
5 Behold I manifest unto you , by these words, that you must take up your cross, in the which you must pray vocally before the world as well as in secret, and in your family, and among your friends, and in all places.— And behold it is your duty to unite with the true church, and give your language to exhortation continually, that you may receive the reward of the Laborer. Amen.
On Sunday April 11th 1830, preached the first public discourse, that was delivered by any of our number. Our meeting was held by previous appointment at the house of , , large numbers of people attended, and the same day the following were ; Viz: , Kathrine [Catherine Whitmer] Page, , Anne Whitmer , Elizabeth [Schott] Whitmer, and on the 18th Ditto , , , , Richard B. Peterson and Elizabeth anne Whitmer, all by in Seneca Lake.
During this month of april I went on a visit to the residence of Mr , of , Broom Co N.Y. with whom and his family I had been previously acquainted, and of whose name I have above mentioned, as having been so kind and thoughtful towards us, while the book of Mormon. and his family were Universalists, but were willing to reason with me upon my religious views, and were as usual friendly and hospitable. We held several meetings in the neighbourhood, we had many friends, and some enemies. Our meetings were well attended, and many began to pray fervently [p. 39]
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